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Rumbullion!

(70cl, 42.6%)
Rumbullion!

Awards for Rumbullion!

Gold
Gold

Super-Premium - 2014

The Rum Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver
Silver

Spiced Rum - 2014

The Rum Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver
Silver

Rum - Spiced - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Flavoured or spiced - 2013

International Spirits Challenge

Silver
Silver

Spiced Rum - 2013

The Rum Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver
Silver

Rum - Spiced - 2012

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Rumbullion! Details

Country
(English Rum)
Bottler
(Professor Cornelius Ampleforth)

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Rumbullion! Bottling Note

A sure-fire hit from Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, Rumbullion! is a cockle-warming spiced concoction, based on the kind of rich, full-bodied rums the seafaring fraternity would have enjoyed centuries ago.

At the core of this fabulous winter warmer lies a blend of the very finest high proof Caribbean rum, to which was added creamy Madagascan vanilla and a generous helping of zesty orange peel. A secret recipe was followed, and the Professor finished his hearty tipple with a handful of cinnamon and cloves and just a hint of cardamom.

Rumbullion! proudly flaunts its maritime inspiration with a label that bears a hand-drawn illustration of a Navy grog tub, emblazoned with the words: “The Queen, God Bless Her”, and just like all of the fine spirits in Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s arsenal, each bottle is wrapped in crinkled brown paper, wound with twine and sealed with black wax.

In the Professor’s own words: “’tis a most heart-warming tipple that will surely see off the Winter blues. Whilst this is rum, it’s certainly not a rum thing by any means and I recommend you enjoy it neat, or with ice and squeeze of fresh lime.”
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A fabulously decadent nose of intense, sweet vanilla and flamed orange zest. The cardamom makes itself known by offering up an evocative suggestion of old-fashioned cola, and to this the cloves bring out a deep, dark complexity. Yet more sweetness comes from the juicy, fresh cinnamon, which melds beautifully with a core of the essential oils of Seville orange peel.

Palate: At once a fabulous mix of thick cut bitter orange marmalade and tingling, zinging spices. Hints of Manuka honey and mouth-watering cinnamon form its heart, with molasses, candy floss, toffee apples, crème brûlée and clove-studded oranges.

Finish: A long finish, with tongue-prickling spices, and a stunning degree of freshness as the cinnamon, orange and creamy, sweet vanilla coat the palate for minutes.

Overall: Rich and profoundly intense, this is a rum to see you through the coldest months.

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User Reviews of the Rumbullion!

very good

will be buying again

24th July 2014

Amazing

This is the third time I have bought this rum now. must say it is by far the best spiced rum I have drank. I have also introduced this rum to many friends now who also give positive reviews. brilliantly smooth and full of flavour. if you are new to rum or not I would definitely recommend it. anyone who would give this a bad review clearly knows nothing of rum. top quality, I certainly hope they never stop producing this rum!

18th May 2014

Good god no.

Sickly sweet and an overpowering taste of cloves. Tastes of anything but Rum. If anyone wants a bottle they can have mine. Awful, awful stuff.

9th March 2014

More than I hoped for

Just opened my first bottle of Rumbullion and I'm very happy. I wouldn't call it "rum", but I have no problem with anyone else calling it that. It has just enough sweetness to hide the 42.6% ABV bite, and enough flavor complexity to keep one entertained trying to identify everything. It seems about the same strength (or less) as Cointreau, for instance, but is actually stronger. Indeed a nice warming drink for winter (no need to add anything to what comes out of the bottle). I expect it to make an equally as nice mixer for a cool summer drink when the time comes.

20th January 2014

Hide the rum!

Very smooth rum, huge vanilla and spice flavours, nice on its own or with a mixer. Another winner from the Professor, Jack Sparrow would definitely approve!

3rd November 2013

CB

HI I GOT A SAMPLE OF THIS WITH MY THREE BOTTLES OF RUM I ORDED IT IS SO SMOOTH AND WARMING AND HAS A VERY LONG WARMING FINISH AND LASTS AND GOES DEEP TO THE CORE VERY NICE I MITE EVEN BUY A BOTTLE NOW

31st October 2013

Never had Rum before..

this was an impulse buy, and it was amazing.. Drank it neat and enjoyed every minute of it... and i also enjoyed dancing round the campfire after a few glasses of the stuff .. a true pirate.

16th September 2013

Needs coke!

Does it sh**! This stuff is so smooth, a little ice is all it needs. The flavours are huge. The obvious flavours to me are orange and cinnamon but it's a joy to search for the others. This is one to enjoy with friends. 10/10.

26th May 2013

50th Birthday Present

I've just retired from the Royal Navy after more than 32 years, this also coincides with my 50th B'day. My wife's family bought me a bottle of Rumbullion as a gift, Wow was also my reaction, a fitting gift for an old salt like me, delicious!

28th March 2013

A true taste of Heaven

Just had my first taste and I'm blown away. Normally drink Morgan's but that's history.superb neat, yet to try with ice and coke. Can't wait

12th February 2013

Fabulous

Hubby bought me a bottle for Christmas, it is divine, have to ration myself to small measures, it is far too delightful!

26th January 2013

Egg Nog

When my wife and I first opened the bottle she exclaimed, "Ohh, it smells like egg nog!" This is the only rum she is able to drink neat! Phenomenal rum!

3rd December 2012

Yum

It tastes of Christmas

8th November 2012

amazing

Drink neat. Don't ruin it. Way better than Kraken.

19th October 2012

Wow!!!

Just opened up my sample of Rumbullion and had a sip. My immediate reaction, literally, was "Wow!!!" Every other spiced rum that I've had is, by comparison, little better than lighter fluid. Rumbullion is wonderful just to sip, and works equally well with a couple of ice cubes and tonic at a 2:1 ratio. Despite the expense of shipping it to Florida, I'm buying a bottle!

10th September 2012

Oh so dangerous!

Just opened my bottle of this for the first time. I had bought it on the off chance (as the Pusser's 15yr was sold out). Must admit, I can't think of any time a gamble has paid off so very well. This is amongst the smoothest spirits I have ever encountered, so smooth you barely realise it is alcoholic. I recommend buying it immediately but drinking with caution, as it would be oh so easy to get carried away.

7th September 2012

Amazing!

This stuff is dangerously good, neat or with cola!

4th September 2012

Rich velvety syrup

This is more like a dark grappa . Possibly the best rum I have ever tasted. Anybody buying this will not be disappointed. I will certainly be ordering more!

1st June 2012

Just what the doctor ordered

The best rum I have tasted to date.

8th February 2012

This is a problem

Just so rich and drinkable. Absolutely delicious. So smooth it almost tastes like a fortified wine

6th January 2012

WOW

I'm not normally a lover of spiced rums, more of a Black Seal man, but I bought this for my sister and had to help her try it out obviously.... Initially I wasnt impressed, quite an odd smell from the bottle, but with loads of ice and some cola added it is one of the best I have tasted, very very smooth and very drinkable! Might need to buy one for myself...

23rd December 2011

yum yum

lovely and smooth over ice, a class act. personally been looking for a pre-2010 sailor jerry alternative i'd like neat and this, while different in complexity, is a very very good tipple.

3rd December 2011

Beautiful winter warmer!!

Not normally a rum drinker I was persuaded to give this a try by the elaborate description and tasting... thank goodness for impulses, an absolute beauty with wonderful balance of flavours, sweet marmalade and a warming spice kick to add to the satisfaction. Will need another in time for christmas

9th November 2011

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