Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Hello SingleMalters,I recently stumbled upon this interesting one called Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum which I am reviewing today. In today's blog I will share the following information-
  • My research on the history behind this rum
  • Vital Stats
  • Tasting notes
  • SJ's Rating
  • Occasions best enjoyed & SJ's pro tip
Sailor Jerry Rum is a tribute to a tattoo artist Named Normal Collins who was the father of old school tattoo. It is a blend of Caribbean rums infused with spices and other flavors including vanilla & cinnamon.  An interesting character and free spirit Sailor Jerry's adventures took him to Hawaii where he did most of his tattoo work. Sailor Jerry Rum is now owned by Scottish whisky giant William Grant & Sons fairly recently. 
The rum however does not live up to the person it is named after. It is an ok rum, don't see anything too special about it. Nothing in terms of flavor that makes it stand out from the crowd. However, there is an interesting interesting story behind it and that is what I like about it. 

Vital Stats - Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Price- $22.94 for 750 ml bottle($1.99 for 50ml for pictured sampler bottle)
Age- N/A
ABV- 46%
Country of Origin- US Virgin Islands 
Bottled by- Sailor Jerry Rum,Edison,NJ(Owned by William Grant & Sons) 
Awards won- None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Bright gold

Aroma- Caramelized sugar,green apple, pears,cloves & other dry spices
Flavor- Nothing pleasant like the nose & color. Semi sweet, bitter. Has a medicinal raw alcohol flavor
Body- Medium
Finish- Very short, watery & non-lingering.
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
There is nothing interesting going on in this rum. It is bland in flavor even though it has a pleasant aroma & appearance.
Occasions best enjoyed- Casual parties
Cocktails- Mohito, Rum & coke
SJ's Pro tip- As an alternate Khukuri spiced rum from Nepal is a much better alternate

I enjoyed tasting and getting to do some research on this rum. Give it a shot to find out. Cheers & enjoy responsibly. 🥃🥃🥃
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