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Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum

(70cl, 43.1%)

Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum
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Merser & Co Double Barrel Bottling Note

Rum blending house Charles Merser & Co. hails from the Hayman family (yes, the same folks behind Hayman's Gin), and is London's first rum blending house in over a century! The rum itself is distilled in the Caribbean, but is blended in London. In keeping with the traditions set by London's merchant blending houses of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there's no sugar or colouring to be seen here, just good old fashioned rum rested in oak.

The bottle represents more than meets the eye too, with the dimpled bottle representing the River Thames on which rum was transported, while the hound and post logo is a little nod to the days when most Londoners couldn't read, and would follow symbols to find their way to merchant houses. On that note, Merser literally means 'merchant' in Old English.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: You can’t mistake that high ester Jamaican component, pineapples just jump out of the glass, followed by grassy vegetal flavours, orange peel and dark chocolate.

Palate: Creamy and elegant, with stone fruit to the fore and the Jamaican funk present but very much in the background.

Finish: Vanilla, coconut and chocolate.

Overall: Elegant, harmonious and distinctive.

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Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum Reviews

Pretty good

Got a bottle after seeing it on a 'catch up' Saturday Kitchen. Had a couple neat and wasnt that impressed, resided the bottle to be used in cocktails.... thats where it comes alive. Even with a cola the flavours really comes to the front. However, eveyone who has tasted it seems to say more about the bottle design than the rum!

5th October 2020

Wonderful Rum

All I can say is wow wow and wow

1st September 2020

Beautiful well structured!!

Beautiful rum inexpensive and tastes like s good whisky it's smooth and works as a good sipping drink!

18th August 2020

One of the best

I say one of the best as I have only tried a handful of different rums but this one is by far the best of all the ones I've had.

7th August 2020

Not very good , nice bottle though

Its all form over content. Great bottle , great design , good back story. Unfortunately an insipid taste , vauge sherry overtones but a poor choice by me , followed the tasting notes but I must be on another planet or lost my sense of taste.

1st August 2020


Tasty Rum to sip also tasty with fever Tree spiced orange ginger ale and a squeeze off lime.

28th June 2020

Cracking Rum

Just opened this bottle I’ve had for a few weeks and wish I hadn’t....... it’s not going to last long
Wow wow wow proper fine Rum

14th June 2020

The best Rum I have ever tasted!

Genuinely the best rum I have ever had! perfect for sipping or in an old fashioned highly recommended

20th May 2020

Box Clever

Unfortunately Saturday Kitchen Live is no longer available to view - but take my word for it this is a fantastic rum - and what's more it comes boxed - from Mercer & Co. in person.

2nd March 2020

Amazing rum

I bought this whilst a tiny bit tipsy on Havana club rum. Now happily drinking this king of rums, smooth tasty and absolute treat for the tastebuds. Buy it you will not regret it!!

8th February 2020

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