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anybody tried Blackwell dark rum yet?
thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2012-07-01 10:30 pm   Permalink

had a sample neat- was very tasty; made by J.Wray and Nephew, reminded me of Appleton Estate Reserve...

anybody know how long it's aged?


 
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GentleHangman
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2012-07-02 08:07 am   Permalink

I've never seen it on the shelves at the liquor stores in my area - only the W&N white overproof.

Blackwell Rum is made by the grandson of the man who bought J Wray & Nephew in the early 1900's, Chris Blackwell.

Go here for the story: blackwellrum.com

Going to see if I can get my local liquor store get some for me to try.



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poutineki
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Posted: 2012-07-02 3:51 pm   Permalink

The LCBO has it and I was tempted to try it but based on what I've been hearing from others who've tried it I decided to pass. I'm trying to cut down on the booze collecting and only buy things that fill gaps in my cabinet and that one just sounds like it would sit next to a few other Jamaican rums that are different but pretty much interchangeable. If I hear anything that tells me that it's something special, I may reconsider.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-12-02 11:33 pm   Permalink

bought a bottle tonite as I was out of jamaican dark and my TotalWine was out of Appleton reserved.

blah- it tastes like a watered down jamaican rum.

not sure how this has turned out so different from what i sampled last year...


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2013-12-05 2:56 pm   Permalink

I think Blackwells is alright. Try it in a Hurricane or a Coconaut

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-12-05 8:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-05 14:56, AdOrAdam wrote:
I think Blackwells is alright. Try it in a Hurricane or a Coconaut



How does it compare to Coruba now that you have finally been able to snag a bottle?


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-12-05 11:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-05 14:56, AdOrAdam wrote:
I think Blackwells is alright. Try it in a Hurricane or a Coconaut



it was lousy in a hurricane. but, made a nice DarkNstormy (upped the rum, obviously).


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2013-12-06 3:07 pm   Permalink

I'm always up for a taste off


1) Coruba Vs Blackwells in a Coconaut

IMO Coruba is the marginal winner, it has a slightly more 'something'. I'd be happy with either, both are good


2) Blackwells Vs Appleton 8 Vs Myers in a Hurricane

IMO Appleton 8 or Blackwells are the marginal winners (one or the other) - different emphasis is given to the flavours in each. Myers doesn't make a bad Hurricane, it's just not as good as the other two. I'd be happy with any of them


IMO, the thing is... Coconaut & Hurricane are both drinks I really pull out when I've got guests i.e. someone says 'can you make a Pina Colada?' (so I have a Coconaut while the Coco Lopez is open) or someone says 'can I have a drink in one of those glasses?'.

When Im aiming to make a good drink but don't need to go all out with the top shelf rums, these drinks just 'work'. In this situation Blackwells is alright.


Anyway, Im not hoping to argue with or change Mr thePorpoise's mind, Im just presenting a different opinion... glad you enjoyed it in a Dark & Stormy, I've not tried it that way... yet


 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2013-12-06 5:03 pm   Permalink

I've tried two bottles and I was unimpressed because I guess I was expecting too much? Even Myers is more full-flavored. Being bottled by J. Wray & Nephew I was expecting a more full-bodied bouquet and flavor both of witch I found wanting. The finish I can't even describe . . .there was nothing to catch my taste buds.


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Kahuna Tiki
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From: Toronto, ON
Posted: 2013-12-10 07:48 am   Permalink

I bought a bottle from the LCBO simply because I was curious. I read about it on their website. It was...meh...okaaay...I guess. Not the worst, but not very impressive.

 
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JFL
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From: Leeds
Posted: 2013-12-20 7:46 pm   Permalink

As we've seen it's a matter of personal taste but I really enjoy Blackwell Especially in Spievak and Aku Aku Zombies. I prefer it over Myers but not quite as much as Appleton 12 year if that helps. Plus it has a balanced price point. Personally I really enjoyed it's flavor. It didn't have quite the funk I expected from a jamaican but it had nice molasses,char flavor with subtle oak that lends a spiciness. It gets really mixed reviews from alot of reviewers. It's very much a love or hate rum I've noticed.

Hope it helps!


EDIT: I will say last time I really gave it a good taste was about a year ago. I'm not sure if they changed the recipe since then, so many people here seem to find it watered down.

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