Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
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- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
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93 pts.Wine Enthusiast: August, 2011
The bad boy of the spiced rum category draws on tattoo culture (look for the cute hula-girl tattoo label) and high alcohol content (north of 80 proof). Despite the sweet, almost root beer-like caramel fragrance, the mahogany liquid is brawny and dry. Look for bitter cocoa up front, cinnamon and allspice notes. A good foil for drinks with sweeter ingredients.
The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue): August 31, 2011
Like all good Caribbean rums, Sailor Jerry starts with the careful fermentation of quality molasses, yeast and water. But it was the label’s namesake, artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, whose tattoo art lent the modern brand a legion of inked followers. Through creative promotion via concerts and tattoo culture, the brand has gained traction for its spiced label marked by vanilla, nutmeg cinnamon, and cassia. A special edition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Collin’s birth this year.