Old J"„¢s rum history begins in 1740, when Admiral Edward Vernon put in place a reduction in the strength of the British Navy"„¢s rum ration. This didn"„¢t go down so well with the fleet, and to appease complaints that followed Vernon suggested the addition of limes and sugar to improve the drink - he became an accidental mixologist, and became known as Old Grog.
Old J Rum takes inspiration from and honours this suggestion, using Caribbean rum with a secret blend of spices, sugar, vanilla and Persian lime.
Admiral Vernon's Old J Cherry is very much a spiced rum, with all the flavour Old J lovers have come to expect, but with the extra taste of sweet, sour marasca cherry
Soft hint of lime surrounds a good hit of sweet vanilla on the nose and carries onto the palate. Nice warming with a good dose of vanilla and a growing spice as it develops during a very long offering. A little dry near the end.