Excerpt: In the US you can pick this up at around the $40-50 mark. Which were it at this price here in the UK (I appreciate it couldn’t really be the case) then it might have hankered an extra half mark on the scoring. That said I don’t feel like I’ve been ripped off or anything, paying what I’ve did.
Excerpt: For me, this rum is not at the top of the heap when rated globally, but it is one of the better ones I’ve had from the US specifically. What it achieves is to make me want to try others from the company, pronto, and if that isn’t the sure sign of success by a master distiller, then I don’t know what is.
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This is a 100% Molasses rum, bottled at cask strength with no additives, colorants, or filtering. It is produced by Privateer, a distillery in Ipswitch, Massachusetts. I have a wide swath of samples from Privateer to review in the coming days and i look forward to seeing how a small distilling operation in a strange location can fare. Cue the excitement.
Clove, honey, molasses, maple syrup, pancakes.
Thin, but no heat. Pleasant. Honey, pancakes, molasses, artificial syrup, clove, some pepper. Doesnt feel dosed, so I imagine this has no additives. Sweet, nice spicy backbone, light fruits. Mostly molasses and oak focused.
Medium length, mild still in the heat department. Brown sugar, pepper, oak, faint pepper.
Really nice. Great structure, good balance of sweet and savory, with a nice hint of spice. Well produced.
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