Thomas Johnstone was a sailor, smuggler and admiralty saboteur who fought in the Napoleonic Wars as a Privateer. Johnstone also took up the ‘Guinea Run’ – smuggling gold from England to France to pay for Napoleon’s mercenaries.
Tasting Notes & Pairing Suggestions by @diaryofarumdrinker
|Appearance||Light and Golden|
|Nose||Sweet caramel is the first scent in this rum, followed by tropical fruits with a kick of spice to finish.|
|Taste sipping neat||Initial bitterness is much less than previous samples of this rum. The edge has gone to leave it more of a rum bite. There are distinct fruity flavours of pineapple and banana coming through before the caramel taste comes through. The finish leaves you with a peppery bite that is warming with hints of brown sugar which lingers at the end to leave a slightly sweeter taste on the taste buds.|
|Length||Long flavour that has a complexity of layers.|
- Ginger ale – this takes away the sharpness, with the tropical flavours complimenting the ginger nicely, for a blend of sweet and spicy.
- Diet Coke – the caramel flavour brings out more of the brown sugar, toning down the fruity flavours.
A nice, complex, spiced rum full of flavours that will suit different taste preferences. Mixes well, for those who prefer to. A very fruity, tropical drink.