Sailor Jerry Rum
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I’ve not stumbled across too many “premium” spiced rums (i.e. those that can be enjoyed alone.) In fact, Captain Morgan’s Private Stock is the only one that comes to mind. Still, Sailor Jerry caught my eye, and I remember reading somewhere that it worthy of being consumed straight, so I gave it a shot.
Like Morgan’s Private Stock, the smell is very spicy, but Sailor Jerry doesn’t smell as “rummy” as Morgans – less alcoholly too. I found the taste followed suit, being very spicy, but very “middle ground” – no rum, but no alcohol in the flavor either.
In Coke, Sailor Jerry makes a very decent drink – much like a Cap’n Coke, but with a slight cherry flavor. And again, less rummy.
It’s the “less rummy” part I keep coming back to. While I don’t care for my drinks to taste like lighter fluid, I’m a fan of rum and don’t care to have it overpowered. Or in Sailor Jerry’s case, completely masked by supplemental flavors. Now and then I still enjoy a good rum & coke, and sometimes even enjoy a spiced rum neat. I think I’ll keep reaching for Morgan’s Private Stock – Jerry just doesn’t quite impress.