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Old 04-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Sailor Jerry Navy Spiced Rum...

has anyone had this? is it any good, or just some marketing ploy?

a friend of mine said it was decent, but i take that w/ a grain of salt, since he doesnt really like rum to begin w/.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:35 AM   #2
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The bottle artwork is great, the rum is not. Finishes pretty harsh. I did not take written notes when tasting this one, but i seem to recall a cherry medicine flavor that was a bit offputting. I will have to try it again, with my notebook in hand.
In general I am not a spiced rum fan, but i would take Captain Morgan's Private Stock over the Jerry.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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I like Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum, despite it's name. The Navy never made a spiced rum. The base spirit is distilled in St Croix by the people who make Cruzan, a pretty decent light rum.

Sailor Jerry is bottled at 92 proof compared to the meager 70 proof of the best-selling spiced rum. I would suggest tasting two rums side by side with your notebook handy. It is also important to realize that distillers change the flavor of their rums from time to time in order to meet their perception of market demand. Have you tasted your rum straight lately?
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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I was surprised by Sailor Jerry, expecting it to be as bad as Captain Morgan. It wasn't great, but it was far from bad.

Has anyone tried a *good* commercial spiced rum that might be available in the states? I keep seeing Foursquare mentioned, but haven't run into it in my travels.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:47 PM   #5
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I managed to find a bottle of Foursquare Spiced Rum and cracked it with a few rum drinkers in work. Everyone liked it quite a bit, even the fanatical Captain Morgan drinker.

This is a good rum. The spice is very light, much much lighter than Captain Morgan, and extremely natural. The rum itself was quite tasty, and smooth, and the spices are not heavy enough to detract from the taste of it. The spices do leave a light tingle in the mouth after the finish.

All in all, I could easily recommend this rum - and that's not something I could say about Captain Morgan or Sailor Jerry. Tasty, relatively smooth, and light in the natural tastes of the spices. Give it a try.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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Foursquare Spiced Rum doesn't contain added sugar which is a common ingredient in spiced rums. In the islands this is a called a dry spice rum.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:34 AM   #7
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I was surprised by Sailor Jerry, expecting it to be as bad as Captain Morgan. It wasn't great, but it was far from bad.
Completely agree with Scottes here. It's not a fantastic rum but it's damn good when you compare it to the dominant spiced rum on the market. I've found the 750ml for a dollar more than Captain Morgan's and I consider Sailor Jerry's to be much better drink.

I'm not a big fan of rum and cokes either, but the small cherry flavor in Sailor Jerry's makes for a good Cuba Libre.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:52 AM   #8
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Foursquare is the best spiced rum that I've tasted, but there isn't much competition - it's very good for making rum punch.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:04 PM   #9
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Are there any other notable spiced rums out there? I just finished reading an article at Wine Enthusiast Online - Spice It Up! by Gary Regan - and it mentions a few that I'd never heard about. Like Bacardi Spiced, which I'd never heard about or noticed in a store. I've seen VooDoo, which I had ignored, but Gary's mention of vanilla has me intrigued since I love vanilla. Papagayo Organic Spiced Rum also has vanilla along with ginger - could be interesting.

If you've tasted any of these (or other spiced rums), where would you say they land, quality-wise, between Captain Morgan and Foursquare? Foursquare's quality and taste has made me realize that is possible for a spiced rum to be good - which probably indicates that I've been around Captain Morgan too long.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:43 AM   #10
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I have to give Sailor Jerry 3.5 stars. Natural flavors and not too sweet!
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