Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable Rum

alc./vol:
40%

Proof:
80°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
9 years

Product of: Product of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia


Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable Rum Launched in August 1777, HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the centre of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden change of wind to “break the line” and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Product #: 6213 4.5 stars, based on 1 reviews Rating from 1.0 to 5 £71.95 In stock! Order now!

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Launched in August 1777, HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the centre of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden change of wind to “break the line” and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 06/08/2018

Appearance

Clear, deep golden.

Aroma

Honeycomb, vinous prune, cigar leaf, piney oak and spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper) with tar chocolate ice-cream and vanilla.

Taste

Medium to full-bodied. Warming Christmassy and pepper spice. Maple syrup-like richness balances wood tannins rather than sweetening (this is a dry rum) with honeycomb, cacao, spiritious red wine, caramel and vanilla.

Aftertaste

Cacao butter, dry oak, vinous spiritous notes and nutmeg spice. Very faint smokiness.

Overall

Spicy and oaky - perhaps a tad too woody. Oak tannins are balanced by some maple syrup, caramel, vanilla and honeycomb richness but overall this is a dry and very characterful rum that would be great enjoyed with an equally full cigar.

Further product information

Type of wood used for main maturation: American Ex. Bourbon
Type of vessel used for main maturation: American Standard Barrel (ASB) 180 - 200 Ltrs

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