Admiral Vernon's Old J Batch No.21 Spiced Spirit Drink with Caribbean rum

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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Old J Spiced Batch No.21

Produced by: Undisclosed producer in the UK
Owned by: LWC Drinks Ltd
UK distribution by: LWC Drinks LTD
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alc./vol: 35%

Proof: 70°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Old J Spiced is a rum based spirit drink (it’s too weak to a rum) Inspired by the 18th century British Admiral who reduced the strength of the Navy’s daily tot of rum. Old J is flavoured with seven spices including vanilla with sugar and Persian lime.
On 21 August 1740 Admiral Vernon ordered that the daily half-pint tot of neat, high-proof rum issued to sailors on British ships be replaced with two servings of a one quarter of a pint, diluted 4:1 with water. He further dictated that lime juice and sugar were made available to add to this.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 22/06/2014

Appearance:

Clear, coppery amber.

Aroma:

Lime cordial, cream-of-soda vanilla/vanilla ice-cream, fudge and toffee with lime marmalade, cinnamon, nutmeg and faint clove.

Taste:

Burnt caramel, cola, vanilla ice-cream, buttery toffee popcorn and lime marmalade/lime cordial with hot chilli and cinnamon spice.

Aftertaste:

Burnt toffee, candied lime peel and spice – black pepper, star anise and cloves

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