Cockspur VSOR/12 Rum
Cockspur // Barbados
Cockspur was founded in 1894 by Danish sea trader Valdemar Hanschell. The VSOR stands for Very Special Old Reserve, a blend of rums the youngest of which is 12 years old. The rums are made using a continuous still and aged in ex-bourbon casks.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"You'd almost swear this is a spiced rum instead of a regular aged rum. There's a lot of hot cinnamon (almost like red hot candies), nutmeg, allspice and clove over more subtle nuances of caramel, vanilla and orchard fruits. It's a pretty decent sipper neat, but an ice cube really helps the flavors fall into place so they aren't so extreme and makes it taste pleasantly Christmas-y."