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Coruba Original Jamaican Rum

From: Jamaica Liquor Review Category: Dark Rum

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Rum category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2015

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Proof66 Notes

Coruba is a Jamaican product blended from a combination of pot and column stills. They call themselves the "rum from the sun" and claim to be New Zealand's most popular rum. The brand appears to be managed out of New Zealand but, according to the Ministry of Rum, it is produced by J Wray &

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
lpy89 lpy89 (201)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-06-03)
This to me smells like mix of Myers and Appleton vx. It is quite a smooth drink despite the bold aroma and flavor of heavy molasses. This to me is more of a mixer than sipper.
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catfish58 catfish58 (6)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-01-31)
For the price and availability in Australia, this is a great little rum. Don't look at this and think "Oh, cheaper Goslings Black Seal!?" It's different. I've always struggled to put a word to this rum, other than the delightful caramel - I think if I had to choose a word or two, I'd say "Subtly creamy." Give it a go - it's good value; to drink, it mixes well, on the rocks, or neat.
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TadEatsPeople TadEatsPeople (4)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-01-29)
Maybe it's because this was the first rum I ever drank, but this is now the only one I drink. I have tried a number of others in the same price range (and a little more pricey) and none come close to the value of this. There is a reason that it is so popular in my country (New Zealand). It is easy to drink neat, on the rocks or mixed with coke or in a cocktail. Some bars around don't serve this in their drinks and the inferior, weaker taste is easily noticable.
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