paulipbartender wrote:How are you enjoying it?
Neat or with a couple of drops of water. Its OK.Cockspur 12 (Barbados)Appearance
Gold amber with long, semi-thick legs.Nose
Fresh tropical fruit aromas begin to rise immediately from the glass as the rum is poured in.
The first aroma is surprisingly that of poly cement mixed with wood aromas but it is not an unpleasant aroma, just slightly peculiar. For those who are wondering what poly cement is, it is a type of glue used in building miniature models.
The aromas are cool and fragrant with underlying hints of flowers, bourbon and raw bananas. Though the aroma is very smooth, it helps to detect the bourbon and bananas if you blow gently in the glass to remove the alcohol fumes that have gathered there.
As the rum breathes, the initial glue aroma becomes more lenient and the general aroma becomes warmer and the addition of a couple of water drops brings out caramel.Taste
The first taste is also slightly glue-like with floral and wood notes and there is also some bitterness. Cockspur 12 is medium bodied and dryish with a slightly coating oily body and it is very forgiving as there is no burn from the alcohol.Aftertaste
Smooth, fragrant and dry finish. Coffee, pleasant bourbon and vanilla notes, as well as some tropical fruit and slight bitterness.Final thoughts
I find Cockspur 12 to have a very balanced and fragrant aroma and flavour profile with potentially deceptive smoothness, which means you should probably exercise caution before you get carried away and empty the entire bottle on one sitting.
Not one of the most complex or challenging rums in my opinion but nevertheless it is a fine drop for those occasions when you just feel like chilling, to the sounds of some reggae perhaps.
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