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Ron Rumbero, 4 x 40ml miniature pack, 15% to 38%

I don’t know if Lidl are ahead of the posse predicting a Rum revival – but they have another miniature selection I couldn’t resist.

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Cuban Rums Ahoy! c/othewhiskeynut

Comprising of 4 x 40ml servings under the Ron Rumbero label – courtesy of Bimmerle KG, a German spirits producer & importer – with Cuban Rum being the source.

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Ron Rumbero, Spiced Spirit, 37.5%

An attractively well balanced spiced rum offering. A bit too sweet for my liking – but a dark chocolate start contrasts with a gentle chilli led spicy finish.

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Cream Liqueur c/othewhiskeynut

Ron Rumbero, Cream Liqueur with Rum, 15%

An easy going creamy liqueur that provides an entertaining alternative to the whiskey derived offerings. Sweet, thick & creamy with a decent hit of rum on the finish too!

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3 Anos c/othewhiskeynut

Ron Rumbero, 3 Años, 38%

Now this one surprised me! A definite vegetal funk on the nose. Slightly sweet yet smooth palate with a lovely flourish of spice on the finish. A great combination.

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7 Anos c/othewhiskeynut

Ron Rumbero, 7 Años, 38%

Rich, warm & inviting. Slightly oaky. Smooth delivery. The dry oaky tannins are reminiscent of a good whiskey. Not bad.

Thoughts

A lovely little quartet of rums to whet your appetite.

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The back label c/othewhiskeynut

When choosing my favourite I had a little surprise. Normally I’d go for the aged version – but with these – the wonderful balance of the funky start & gorgeously spicy finish of the 3 Años won out in this instance.

If only I could get a full size bottle for the shelf!

Sláinte

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Skibbereen Eagle, Single Cask, 57%

Fly Like An Eagle,

Sang Steve Miller and his band back in the day.

Well this Skibbereen Eagle certainly made my palate fly!

At 57% it’s remarkably shy on the nose – spirity alright – yet clean & fresh.

The palate belied the high ABV offering warming vanilla & soft caramel from the bourbon cask maturation – all before a lipsmackingly enjoyable alcoholic punch made it’s presence felt.

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The Skibbereen Eagle flies free! c/othewhiskeynut

A prickly tingling sensation & gently fading flavours followed on the finish.

This is a West Cork Distillers whiskey available on the German market for €33 – prices correct as of September 2019.

Fabulous stuff indeed!

Sláinte

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Sample & header image courtesy of Irish Drams.