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Smith and Cross Jamaica Rum

(70cl, 57%)

Smith and Cross Jamaica Rum

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Smith and Cross Bottling Note

A Navy Strength edition of the classic Smith and Cross Jamaica rum, this stuff is beautiful for sipping neat, and works tremendously well with a couple of ice cubes and a squeeze of lime juice.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Very aromatic and complex with notes of pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, winter spices, hints of dark fruit, as well as fried banana, a little suggestion of foam banana sweets too!

Palate: Thick and rich, massive spice notes carrying forth suggestions of dark fruit, prune, plum wine, vanilla, cedar, unlit cigars, calves leather and musty orange peel.

Finish: Long and very warming with notes of caramel and pepper on the tail.

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Smith and Cross Jamaica Rum Reviews

Brilliant rare rum.

A beautiful rum packed with everything you could want. Fill a goblet and warm with the hands. Now get your nose in and savour the fantastic bouquet......now taste.....yum yum!!

3rd March 2021

Avoid

Definitely not a sipping rum. Smelt and tasted of chemicals, very unpleasant. Easily the worst rum I've tried.

4th February 2021

This is an absolute masterpiece.

This high-ester beauty, easily competes with bottles twice the price. This is a MUST TRY, if you are into real old-fashioned funky rum. I have to get Caroni or Vellier to beat this.

3rd November 2020

A real mans rum!!

Wow!!!!, I didn’t expect this rum to be this good for such a value price, it was just an explosion in your mouth!, add 5ml of cool water to take away that fire !, either way this will be a stable in my collection and at 57o proof it’s a surefire bargain!

18th September 2020

A must try for any Navy Strength fan

A most excellent 100% Pot Still, non chill-filtered Jamaica Rum. A sipping rum for me but enough power to carry through what else substances one may adulterate it with. Wonderful concentrated depth and length of flavour to enjoy slowly over an evening. Pusser's Gunpowder Proof may still be my favourite but this is a most worthy contender.

9th August 2020

Not your typical rum style, high alcohol content makes this a very robust enjoyable libation

My bars are all closed this pandemic so I have been enjoying my inventory and been on a Rum kick the past month. Just opened the bottle, added a few cubes of Fuji water and wow this reminds me of a scotch with its complex tastes. I am not one to go into details but after the initial shock and now understanding the style I have much respect.

16th July 2020

Big hammer of a rum

Not for me, but it might be for you. I didn't like the smell (for me) I could elaborate, but i'd get banned, but i agree with the other notes here. I liked it mixed with coke, Its a heavyweight for sure, but with coke I did like it. It's not for me, but i enjoyed experiencing it. Jack Sparrow would drink this...

29th November 2019

Like Appleton 15 on steroids!

Remarkable complexity for one so young...strong nose of toasted almonds, toffee, butterscotch, and tobacco...lesser intense aromas of cinnamon, barrel spice, fried plantains, starfruit, candied orange peel, ripe bananas, old leather, raisin chutney, and cardamom. Palate: intensely full flavored, and explosive on the entry-- with a long lifespan and good development in the middle...finish is medium-long, semi- drying, and richly satisfying. Palate matches the nose for the most part. Candied orange peels and cinnamon aromas permeate an empty glass of this stuff (after it's been fully oxidized). Slightly dryer than it is sweet, but well balanced and not over-oaked...good body. I did not test for added sugars, but i don't suspect much, if any here (anyone?). Fans of Appleton, and Pusser's, looking for a cask strength experience will love this. Appropriate level of alcohol heat for the abv, it does burn! No cheap alcohol smell detected. Paid $33 in Oregon, but if i could ONLY buy it here, $40 is still a good price!

1st October 2018

Dick Turpin would've drunk this

The closest thing on the market now to authentic Jamaica rum as used in the famous/infamous punch bowls of the past. No holds barred, fierce and uncompromised. Fantastic for giving depth of flavour to cocktails or surprisingly good as a sipper (once left to breathe for at least 10 minutes)

4th March 2018

Stunning aroma and flavour

This rum is absolutely delicious. I have a measure with a single icecbe and the smell and flavour are amazing with incredible length. It's very hard to describe, there is a funky vegetal aroma to it along with banana, pineapple, sugar and a faint whiff of rubber. It also works incredibly as a 'sour' with either lemon or lime juice and sugar syrup. Definetly one to buy again.

9th January 2018

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