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Old Monk XXX Rum
Old Monk Rum - A Review
Another review. This time it's Old Monk Rum under the spotlight.
Old Monk is a 7 year old vatted blend, made in India. I had to good fortune to be given a bottle of this rum by a friend from work and his wife when we had them over for dinner a little over a week ago.
Let me start by saying that this is one of the finest rums I've ever tasted. Prior to tasting it, I was told it was smooth like velvet, and I have to admit that they weren't exagerating... not one iota. This rum is BEAU-TI-FUL.
It's a full flavoured rum, but unlike most other such rums, it doesn't have the molasses odor or taste. It's flavour makes it hard to compare to the better Caribbean rums, and really there's no reason why a comparison needs to be made. Just as an Irish Whiskey and a Scotch Whiskey are both whiskeys, they will each have their own distinct style and taste. There's no need to say that one is "better" than to other and they're both capable of bringing something different to the pallet. The situation is the same with this rum and it's counterparts from the Caribbean. Great rums in their own right.
I'd have to give this a 9 out of 10 rating... and the only reason it didn't get a 10 was because I want to leave myself some room on the ratings scale. Also, I hear there's a 12 year old Old Monk and what would I give that if it's better than the 7 year old?
One final thing. Please don't go mixing this fine spirit with a mixer. Drink on ice, or possible with water if you need, but don't drink it if you intend to change the taste with a mixer.
Imported from India is the largest selling brand in India and winner of Gold
Medals at the Monde World Selection since 1982.