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New England Single Rum

Habitation Velier • Privateer Rum Distillery

78 /10049 reviews

79 EUR


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Made from
Column Still
3 years
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Price range
Under 100€

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The New England Single Rum is a limited release from the Privateer Rum Distillery, bottled by Habitation Velier. It is distilled in 2017 from molasses with a column still and aged for 3 years. It has an ABV of 55.6% and is bottled at cask strength. It has been generally well-received, with users noting its intensity and complexity, including notes of vanilla, woody-floral notes, toffee, muscat, pepper and clove.


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78 /10049 reviews

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of New England Single Rum is based on 49 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Vanilla Caramel Alcoholic Young wood Coconut Bourbon Dried fruit

Taste associations

Vanilla Woody Bourbon Spicy Strong Smoky Burnt sugar

Finish associations

Woody Spicy Espresso Roasted Tobacco Salty Dried fruit

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Community comments

Already 49 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 78 points. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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I got this bottle yesterday and couldn't wait until the weekend with the tasting. This is a relatively light rum and I had expected a rum with more punch to it. The nose has bourbon on it with sweet caramel and heavy vanilla notes with a bit of coconut. The palate is dominated by caramel with a lot of spices and you can really taste the burnt molasses. The finish is long and has burnt oak and spices that linger for very long.

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This Rum is a good example of American Rum, that seems to target the home market and thus has nuances of other prevailing spirits there, like bourbon. It is nice, but not exceptional... Reminds me of Bourbon as well as some Babados Rums.

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kann leider nicht vollständig überzeugen 😒 riecht nach Sägewerk und besitzt eine merkwürdige harzig-florale Note, die eher aufdringlich wirkt. Auch am Gaumen sehr holzig. Die 3 Jahre Reife sind vielleicht doch etwas kurz geraten.

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Beeindruckend breite Aromenpalette für sein Alter. Das Aroma ist leider etwas flüchtig, er ist nun einmal ein junger Wilder, genauso schnell weg wie er gekommen ist verschwindet er aus dem Gaumen. Doch die Toffee- und Vanillenoten sind für die kurze Lagerzeit beeindruckend.

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Sowohl im Geschmack wie auch Abgang recht salzige Noten gemischt mit Kakao / Schokolade. Früchte sucht man hier eher vergebens. Ob ein „normaler“ Bourbon anders schmecken würde in einer Blindverkostung sei mal dahin gestellt.

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Eine angenehme Nase nach Vanille, Karamell und mit etwas Alkohol, am Gaumen überwiegt die Würze, leicht pfeffrig, karamellig und Toffee, im Abgang setzt sich diese Note fort! Ein schöner Rum, für sein Alter recht gut, aber irgendwie flüchtig!

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In die Nase strömt eine alkoholische Frische mit einer feinen Fruchtigkeit von Orange und Mandarine. Dahinter etwas ledriges mit einem Hauch Vanille und einer harzigen Würze. Am Gaumen nix mehr von der Fruchtigkeit. Hier überwiegt bitter bis salzig geprägte Würze. Muskat, Pfeffer und Gewürznelke, holzig und röstig. Vielleicht noch leicht zum Tabak... Im Abgang verbleibt der leicht bittere holzig-würzige Geschmack. Der Duft gefällt mir besser als der Geschmack. Für das junge Alter aber schon beachtlich voll...

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Complex for such a young rum

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Profil très "Barbade" mais avec ici alcool beaucoup plus présent

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I was given a sample of this rum. Made by Privateer, a company located in Massachusetts, for Velier. Double distilled with a Vendome still and then using a custom batch still. From imported molasses and no additives. Is a blend containing 3 to 4 years. On the nose: vanilla, caramel. On the palate: Sweet vanilla, and some chocolate. The ending is short. Has some Barbadian flare. It tastes quite good for sipping. Now my only beef is the price, around 100 dollars which I think is way too much. In that price range, you can get better rums like the ECS series from Foursquare to name one. I will comfortably pay around 45 dollars or so.

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Not bad at all for such a young rum, it’s good, with intensity in the mouth and a start of complexity. Looking forward to tasting a more mature version…

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Erinnert stark an das typische Geschmacksprofil von Barbados. Allerdings noch etwas scharf und unrund, was bei seinem Alter aber nicht verwunderlich ist.

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About the distillery

The distillery Privateer Rum Distillery is located in USA. Rums from Privateer Rum Distillery have been reviewed 179 times with an average of 78/100.

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