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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Professor Cornelias Ampleforth's "Rumbullion Navy Strength"


           A Silver Medal winner in the 2014 Rum Master's Tasting, this rum is a very unique spiced rum.   Professor Cornelias Ampleforth  is known for his very unique spirits.  Things like "Bathtub Gin", "Summer Fruit Cup" and "Besmoked Vodka" are all in his collection, and there is a new addition in his "Rumbullion XO" a 15 Year Old Rum.  
    The official blurb reads as such.. “Rumbullion! Navy Strength is made using a secret recipe with a Caribbean rum at its spicy core. Expect big spicy flavors of cardamom, clove and vanilla in this legendary spiced rum.”
        57% ABV, this is a rich dark golden caramel (real caramel) colored rum. A huge, sweet, spicy warm nose, spiced rum on steroids!
Thick and sweet on the palate, a bit like a melted down cola cube (remember those sweets?!); it slightly fizzes as if there’s sherbet in it. The high ABV is very very smooth and warming, no water at all is needed, you’ll be too busy giggling thinking you’ve been tucking into a bag of sweets like a naughty kid. Water thins it just a touch, but doesn’t detract from things.
     The finish is warming with those sweetie notes continuing for a good long while.  I think you have to be in the mood for a good sweet drink to really love this, but if you are, you will really seriously love this unique expression.
     Though they are primarily available in the UK, this would be a great find for those wo are traveling abroad.  Master of Malt is the distributor in the UK.