El Dorado 8 Year Rum
Aged Rum — GuyanaTastedHigh on the rum list and one if the best rum values you will find. Some added sugar yes, but not a bomb like 12 and 15yr. Best demerara I’ve had, very much like Pusser’s blue label but with a better tasting finish IMO. I had a girl tell me ooh that smells good even tho she didn't drink. Sweet with a little bit of funk, great stuff!
The Real McCoy 5 Year Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedI recall this being kinda harsh, too young, and bitter. However I absolutely love the 12 year version which is way sweeter and delicious. Seems distiller dropped the ball on these ratings...how could the 5year be 90points and the 12 yr be 87??? Honestly I wouldnt even give the 5 yr that high considering Doorly’s XO is an 88.
Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum
Aged Rum — Puerto RicoTastedSmooth like all Don Q rums with cinnamon and olive flavor from the cask. Reminds me of a spiced up holiday drink but is not dessert like because it is too dry and only a little sweet. Different as can be, the closest thing to a rum old fashioned in a bottle.50.0 USD per Bottle
The Real McCoy 12 Year Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedWith just a splash of water or one ice cube is best. Lovely toffee/caramel sweetness with tingly oaky notes. Less fruity and no dried cherry/raisiny flavor like Doorly's 12. Mccoy has a lovely brownsugary bourbon oak taste that differentiates itself well.43.0 USD per Bottle
Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedWas just okay for me. It had a noticable apple-like lighter sweetness to it that was nice. However, the thin body and some burn took the score down for me. I tried it next to Wild Turkey 81 and didn't like it as much. I tend to like darker/sweeter bourbon and this isn't that, it is a dryer/lighter style. More rye perhaps?34.0 USD per Bottle
Doorly's 12 Year Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedVanilla, brown sugar, dried cherries, raisins, oak, somehow not very sweet...but still delicious in its own way. Just dont expect El Dorado or Zacapa style sweetness, this has no added sugars.
Doorly's 5 Year Rum
Aged Rum — BarbadosTastedMedium smoothness with lovely vanilla, honey, and nutty almond flavor. Could sip with a little ice or water or it also makes a killer mixer.
Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel 2007
Aged Rum — Puerto RicoTastedUp there with the best I've ever had. Very oaky, brown sugary, bourbon like for a rum. Reminded me much of all the good things from Pampero Reserva Exclusiva but smoother, lighter bodied, and obviously no sugar added. Woody and fantastic, a favorite for sure!