English Harbour 5 yo
The Rum: English Harbour 5 yo – 40 abv
Bottled: ca 2013
Nose: Soft and slightly herbal, with some vanilla coming through. Treacle too (burnt caramel), accompanied by a subtle smokiness.
Taste: very mild and a little drying. Orange peel and some cinnamon; all dominated by rather strong treacle and molasses. Lacks a bit of depth, but is a very easy drinking rum.
Finish: soft and mild, medium long with just a faint hint of oak.
In conclusion: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this rum….but it is far from being exciting. The caramel is overpowering the rest of the flavours, leaving no room for subtlety. Less sugar and more alcohol probably would work for this rum.
Our score : **