I bought this after watching the Twitter Tasting, I like rum although I’m hardly an expert and I’ve probably been drinking dark rum and coke since well, let’s just say before I was supposed too.
I picked this up for twenty pounds, yes twenty pounds in Morrisons and it’s bottled at a staggering 57% which is what I like to see.
Wood’s Navy rum is a traditional rum made from Guyana rums from Demerara black strap Molasses if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
I have played about with this, I’ve tried it straight and it’s surprisingly easy drinking for something so strong, I’ve tried with ice, which was okay and I’ve added a touch of water. I think out of these ice works best but use a big slow melting cube.
Cocktail wise it’s great with cola and a slice of lime and works a treat with vermouth.
My review is based on drinking this with a splash of water.
Nose. MOLASSES AND TREACLE so so much of this it’s a little overwhelming and not in a bad way, a hint of strong black coffee and licorice, this is a big hitting drink.
Palate. Sweet and strong burnt sugar, blackberry and licorice, spicy treacle, I don’t know if spicy treacle is a thing but if it is then it’ll taste like this, It’s not a mild mannered drink.
Finish. A sweet burn, quick and warming.
This is a great drink for mixing and as an occasional sipper with an ice ball, it’s a great price for what it is and if you like your rum and coke then I’d spend the extra few quid to get this over say Captain Morgan or OVD.