Coruba "Cigar" 12 Year Rum
Coruba // Jamaica
Coruba is a sibling brand to Appleton under the Jamaican Wray & Nephew banner. Although bottled as an inexpensive mixing rum in the U.S., the European Coruba is blended and bottled by a Swiss company producing upmarket, age-stated expressions. The entry point for these bottlings is the 12-year Cigar, so named because it’s the ideal accompaniment for a fine cigar. It’s distilled in Jamaica, aged in old oak casks, and bottled at 80 proof.
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".
Cask TypeUsed oak
"The obvious comparison for this rum is the well-known Appleton 12, another Wray & Nephew rum of similar age. In the glass, the Cigar is a medium-gold tone, lighter than Appleton 12. The nose has a small amount of the characteristic Jamaican overripe banana. The entry teases with a bit of fruit but rapidly changes to oak. The dry finish features pepper and wet cardboard. Underwhelming for the price – reach for the Appleton 12 instead."