‘Fine Old Jamaican Rum‘ it says on the label.
And yet I’m struggling with it.
It takes me back to the days before anti skid brakes were a thing.
On emergency stopping with a truck & trailer, it was common to lock all the trailer wheels keeping an eye on which way it would swing before pumping the brakes to keep on line.
This released copious amounts of white smoke – burning rubber – which is what I got from Sea Dog Dark Rum.
Now I know Jamaican Rum is renowned for it’s funkiness – described by Alexandre Gabriel, Master Blender for Plantation Rum as ‘overripe banana, overripe tropical fruit, meaty gaminess and green pineapple’ in an article here – but I just get flash backs and the acrid smell of a pile up on the M1 motorway.
Old Sea Dog is as ubiquitous in Ireland as OVD is in Scotland.
Both brands have cornered their markets far better than that unfortunate driver back on the M1.