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Review: English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on March 9, 2018

Over the next three weeks I will be examining the entire family of English Harbour Rum, the 5 Year Old Rum (which I have examined previously) as well as the 10 and 25 Year Old Rums (which I have not previously reviewed).

According to the Antigua Distillery Limited website all English Harbour Rum is aged in used American bourbon barrels which are charred on the inside. Interestingly, as each barrel is filled a handful of oak chips is added to enhance the interaction of oak and rum. The English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum is a genuine Caribbean rum. The rum is named for the Antiguan naval port of English Harbour which was the site of naval confrontations between the English and the French who were the two major naval powers of the 18th Century.

Here is a link to my recently revised review:

Review: English Harbour 5 Year Rum

“… The initial air above the glass presents a complex aroma of molasses, treacle (burnt caramel), toasted coconut and orange peel. The rum has a smoky quality as well which reminds me of dry fruit (raisins, dates, and prunes). A bit of damp cigar tobacco and some muted almond scents round out the nose …”

Please enjoy my review which includes a nice cocktail suggestion for this rum, the Brooklynite.

Chimo!

 

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