The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 004 (Govanhill): Review


This Months Box

Inside each months box you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes.

This Months Rums:

R.L. Seales

ABV : 46%

Style : Dark, 10 years

I started with this one, as it was the first one to grab my attention.

This was a new rum name for me, so I was excited to give it a try and see what I thought.

Firstly the smell I got slight hints of caramel, so it was off to a good start.

Taste-wise ohh this was a strong one, first I got a kick from the strength of this which disappeared fast. Then the flavours started to come through, a nice vanilla caramel subtle hint ending on a nice aftertaste.

This is a nice rum, and I could easily see me drinking this one again.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Plantation 3 Star

ABV : 41.2%

Style : White

I liked the white rum from the previous box, so I was interested to see how this one was.

I opened the bottle and poured it out, and took a smell.

This has a really lovely and sweet and light flavour, even the aftertaste was very nice.

I actually preferred this to the R.L Seales, as I think its sweeter which hits my tastebuds better.

I am now away to add this one to my Amazon Wish List.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Foursquare Spiced

ABV : 37.5%

Style : Spiced

This one I saved for last as I like a nice spiced rum, due to the sweetness.

This had a very subtle caramel sweet smell, now time to pour it.

Oh ok, this caught me off guard, with my first taste I was expecting a caramel or vanilla flavour which I didn’t get. For some reason, I got cinnamon and just a mix of spices aftertaste but I couldn’t pinpoint what ones.

There is zero burn, and its very very smooth.

This is a really nice rum, it’s not one I would say is your typical spiced rum but its one that I could easily enjoy again and again.

This is another one I am adding to my Amazon Wishlist.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

This was probably the most surprising box for me, as I really enjoyed the white rum and the spiced rum caught me off guard with its taste.

I have loved all these rums, and as you have seen even added a few to my wish list on Amazon.

Unfortunately this will be my last box review, as I am now watching the money as I am looking for a mortgage but please do subscribe and support these guys.

If you like rum and fancy getting some each month delivered to your doorstep then check them out.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 003 (Govanhill): Review


This Box

This is like my little monthly treat to myself, I get to try new rums and good rums 🙂

Inside you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes which is always a cool little read.

This Months Rums:

Rebellion Spiced Rum

ABV : 37.5%

Style : Spiced

I decided to start with this one, as I do like a spiced rum.

I poured this out and took a smell ohhhhhh I got some vanilla notes and something else I couldn’t put my finger on.

I took a sip and immediately transported to heaven this was amazing. It was sweet smooth and very moreish.

Part of me wishes I left this to last as it was very nice so much so I added this to my Amazon Wishlist 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Angostura (5yr) Rum

ABV : 40%

Style : Golden, 5yrs

I have not had Angostura for a very long time, so I was looking forward to this.

For the notes I got hints of caramel, and now time to taste.

Ohh this was a lovely rum and it brought back the memory of the last time I tried this. This is a nice sipping rum, one to sit back relax and enjoy, it had zero burn for me but had a love full bodied taste.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Plantation O.F.T.D Rum

ABV : 69%

Style : Overproof

This was a new one for me, and just looking at its ABV I knew this could either be strong with a burn, or strong but smooth so now to taste..

I took a sip and got lovely tastes of caramel and vanilla then BANG wow a strong after kick but it didnt last long and then a nice aftertaste

Wow this one really packs a punch, but a good punch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

This was an interesting box this month, one for me was a massive favourite (the spiced rum) and one nearly blew my head off…well I am exaggerating just a bit.

Overall all were very nice, but that spiced rum was the clear winner for me in this months box, I am looking forward to seeing what is in the next one 🙂

If you like rum and fancy getting some each month delivered to your doorstep then check them out.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 002 (Govanhill): Review


If you didn’t see my review of the first box click here

Another month and more new rum to try woohoo

This Months Box

This is a great size, and looks great on arrival.

Inside you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes.

The Contents

As I mentioned a moment ago you get 3 rums to try, and this was box 001 and these were the ones in this months box.

The Rums

Diplomatico Selección de Familia

ABV : 43%

Style : Dark 12yrs

This one was one of my two favourites in this months box.

The nose was thick with toffee for me and a little vanilla. The tasting was smooth, not much burn, and had a nice aftertaste.

I have added a bottle of this to my Amazon wishlist as I really loved this one.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Santa Teresa Ron Selecto

ABV : 40%

Style : Dark, 10yrs

This had not a great nose for me, and that unfortunately continued with the taste.

It had a good burn to it, but overall I was disappointed with this one….but this monthly rum is great to learn what you like and try new rums.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Pampero Blanco

ABV : 37.5%

Style : White, 4yrs

I have not really tried many white rums, I think probably one but that was more than 6 years ago so I couldn’t remember what it was called or if I liked it.

The nose on this was so good, toffee and sugar came over for me….I started to get excited as that was a good start.

The taste ohhh so so good, it was smooth and had really nice flavours of toffee and brown sugar for me and ohhh so addictive.

I have added this one to my Amazon Wishlist to as I aim to buy this in the future.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

If you like rum or fancy trying new rums then check them out!

This box was much better than the first for me, as there were ones that I added to my Wishlist with the intention of purchasing in the future.

I think this is a great idea, as I get to try and learn about the rums each month. I can’t wait to see what they have planned for box number 3.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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