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Original Royal Navy Rum (RX10722)

Experience the rich allure of a true liquid history with the "Original Royal Navy Rum". Dive into its complex and engaging profile defined by a heady mix of dried fruit, vanilla, wood, elegant baking spices, and smooth leather. Let your senses revel in the robustness of this unique blend that illustrates a lush tapestry of flavors like rich leather, matured red fruits, and aromatic tobacco with a hint of refreshing mint. This rum, distilled back in the roaring '60s, captivates with a harmonious blend of enticing decadence and heritage. Once reserved for seafarers, it now invites enthusiasts to relish its divine symphony of caramel and oak nuances. Experience an extraordinary tasting journey with this dark, luscious dram, epitomizing lavish elegance and timeless tradition. Whether you're a naval history aficionado or a devoted rum connoisseur, "Original Royal Navy Rum" is a voyage you'd want to embark upon.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Original Royal Navy Rum is based on 10 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

A piece of rum history in a glass, the "Original Royal Navy Rum" presents an intoxicating blend of raisins, sweet spices, leather, tobacco, and a hint of mint. It displays complex notes of dried fruits, vanilla, wood, and caramel with a surprisingly gentle palate and a long, satisfying finish. An exceptional treat for special occasions.

Nosing impressions

Dried fruit Vanilla Spicy Tobacco Oak Red fruits Fudge Leather Caramelized Baking spices

Taste impressions

Leather Barrel Red fruits Baking spices Dried fruit Caramel Roasted FullBodied Smoky Oak


Leather Barrel Mocha Tobacco Oak

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9.1 /1010 ratings

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Already 10 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 9.1 out of 10. A total of 6 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„I’m extremely honoured to have a few drops of rum history in my glass. The colour is quite dark and once you plunge your nose into the glass you are hit with a ton of aromas. Dried fruit, vanilla, wood, spices, caramel and leather. I could n’ose the glass for hours. On the palate I get the same, the rum is round and complex with a lovely finish. Quite amazing when you think about the sailors drinking this and similar blends. They sure got some good stuff back in the day. Many, many thanks to Michael for the sample! 🤗“


Vanilla Oak Dried fruit Baking spices Fudge


Leather Barrel Baking spices Dried fruit Oak
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„Ein schluck Rum Geschichte . Fühle mich geehrt so etwas verkosten zu können...viel Dank @mto75 . Unglaublich toller Stoff. Dunkle Früchte, Leder ,Holz ,Schokolade, Kaffee etwas Minze ... es werden immer mehr Aromen mit der Zeit. Bin begeistert 🥃“

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„Ein besonderer Moment, nichts für Landratten. Zwei Zitronen ins Samplingglas gegen die Skorbut und dazu laut „What shall we do with the drunken sailor“ singen… Ein sehr herber Geruch. Leder, Tabak, Karamell und im Hintergrund schöne Noten an Lösungsmittel und Politur, dann eine wunderschöne blumige Note. Daran kann man ewig riechen. Im Mund dann sehr ledrig, Tabak und ein sehr langer, guter Abgang. Diesmal etwas alkoholisch. Ein wirklich toller Rum und ein schönes Stück Geschichte, es erstaunt, welch gutes Getränk die Matrosen in der Royal Navy zu trinken bekamen. Danke nach Bonn für dieses schöne Erlebnis.“


Leather Tobacco Mocha Fudge Caramelized


Malt Smoky Roasted Leather Tobacco
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„Not exactly this Flagon, but from the 60s (bottled 'Southern Area' = Portsmouth Victualling Yard), i.e. when there was still the original Navy Blend at the command 'splice the mainbrace' (the MoD Defence Catering Manual number 0527 still provides for the command, but now 62.5ml 'commercial spirit', 500ml beer or 330ml soft drink (!) are served). The Navy Blend from the 450cl Flagon (even opening the wax seal is an experience!) has to prove itself against the Black Tot Last Consignment. First impression on the nose: very similar profile, Maggi spice, raisins, malt, tobacco, wax and butterscotch. On the palate spice, caramel and toasted flavors. In the finish barrel and mocha. Feels everything seems a little more intense than the LC, definitely a piece of liquid history!“


Spicy Raisin Malt Fudge Tobacco


Raisin Spicy Licorice Caramel Roasted
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„I’ts been a while since I’ve reviewed a rum and I can’t find a better nectar for my come back other than this good old flagoon navy rum! This thing is THICK! Dark brown-ish color,non the nose is so intense and flavorful that it seems unreal..raisins, sweet spices, wet wood, leather with a hint of tobacco and a touch of freshness (mint-y like)..flavors that are more or less the same on the palate, where the rum remains very balanced and has a looong finish and absolutely not dry..amazing stuff.. sooo lucky to have tasted it!!“


Vanilla Dried fruit Tobacco Red fruits Oak


Barrel Leather Red fruits Baking spices Caramel
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„Heute ist ein ganz besonderer Rum im Samplingglas. Ein Royal-Navy aus den 60er Jahren. Farbe extrem dunkel und zieht Schlieren ohne Ende im Glas. Man erkennt auch einige Unreinheiten. Im Geruch ist eine hohe Komplexität. Es überwiegen schwere Noten von Eiche, Backgewürz, Trockenfrüchte, Rotwein, Leder sowie dreckige, ölige Noten und Rauch. Im Geschmack erstaunlich mild. Auch hier viel Trockenfrüchte und Fass. Aber auch wieder etwas Werkstatt wie man es vom Caroni kennt. Abgabg sehr lange mit Leder und Fass. Der Refraktometer gibt 53-54 ABV aus. Ein toller Rum für besondere Anlässe. Fast noch einen Tick besser als der Tot L.C. Das ist aber vlt. nur der Subjektive Einfluss. 😉“


Dried fruit Baking spices Licorice Vanilla Oak


Red fruits Baking spices Oak Barrel Leather
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„Rum from one of the original Demijohns, filled with an imperial gallon of rum from (maybe) the 1970's. Tasting this on Black Tot day 2023. Complex notes of raisin, tropical fruits, some smokiness and a subtle funkiness“

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