current UK recipe is the same as it always has been worldwide - the "old" recipe was a UK only draft and essentially just contains more sugar and a lime cordial additive.
SJ dropped it for a good reason, it was horrible...
saying that I wish i'd purchased some of these when i heard of the change because they're going to be worth a fortune 10 years from now (probably)
- spenghead, 24th February
The UK has gone off New Sailor Jerry Rum as it's crap. The old one is the best. But they won't bring it back. They should do but it's been so long now I fear we'll never see the original again. Tried The Kraken amongst others in desperation. It's good but not as good as SJ Original. Drinking Morrisons own Dark Rum & adding my own flavours in protest.
- anonymous, 12th Jun '13
I used to love the vanilla and lime SJ's but as has been said many times on this page, the new one isnt a patch on the old! So very sad!
- Cara -Nottingham, 12th Dec '12
This was the best rum on the market, absolutely delicious and completely different from anything else. I introduced a lot of none rum drinkers to it and they loved it! Seemed it would become a best seller but reasons unknown it was replaced with the plain spiced rum, which as many have said, is like so many others! Morgan's spiced is far better than the new one, most brand rums are! Why they can't sell both versions I don't know!? BRING BACK THE OLD JERRY WE ALL LOVE!
- PABS - S.Wales, 20th Jun '12
The recipe in America and throughout the world remains the same, It's only in the UK that is has changed. Made by Grants I think...
- anonymous, 5th Jan '12
sailor jerrys was the best rum i have ever tasted ,i know loads of people who fell in love with its unique taste but now will not touch it please bring back the old sailors
- mike wales, 16th Oct '11
OMG please bring back the old recipe!
- anonymous, 14th Mar '11
bring back old sailors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please!
- anonymous, 21st Jan '11
The new recipe is ****, it even makes coke taste flat and stale. for ***** sake, please bring the old one back. it was the best drink i had only had a few months having.... please please please dont make me drink jd anymore, im so bored. ta
- sam-oakworth, 14th Jan '11
the new one just isnt the same... maybe if enough people dont like it they will change it back!
- vikki g, 1st Nov '10
Really sad the old taste has gone, I can no longer enjoy a Sailor Jerry's :-(
- anonymous, 25th Aug '10
So the bartenders wanted a SJ rum for cocktails - OK but what about your regular, loyal customers who bought the original rum for its unique taste. The 'new' formula is nothing special and as for condescending comments suggesting we add our own sugar, lime and vanilla to taste. Back to Morgans Spiced and the new Lambs Spiced in preference to the new formula. SJ has lost a large family of rum drinkers. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL UK RECIPE!!
- Trev, 4th Aug '10
BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL SAILOR JERRY!!!! Please join the facebook page and sent the people at S.J an email so they know how much we all miss the original...we need as many people as poss so they bring it back!!!
- anonymous, 18th May '10
i am absolutly disgusted with the change in sailor jerry rum i can not believe that even with all the pettitions and complaints that have been made they still think it is a good idea. im open to change but there a certain things in life that should b respected! i personally refuse to buy a bottle of the new stuff but i have been informed that its dreadful. i think every1 should boycott the new sailor jerry recipe and see where that leaves them then.
- hayley, 5th May '10
New recipe is awful, tastes like a cheap dark rum and is not a patch on the the original! I am now down to my last bottle my beloved sailor jerry original and am gutted that despite searching high and low I cannot find anymore anywhere!!! I hope you get some more in stock but hope even more the original receipe returns ASAP!!! :((
- Terrie, 24th Apr '10
me n my dad love the old recipe got 2 bottles of the new recipe for his brithday did not no it had changed we have try it and will never try it again . we wont the old recipe back now clair n martin west yorkshire
- clair, 19th Apr '10
im so devestated to realise that they changed my favourite drink it does not even taste anything like sailor jerry original, it just takes horrible like morgans!!! i hated all rum till i tasted sj and now you have took it away its terrible why would you do such a thing noone likes the new one!!!! im really really upset i have to go back to vodka boring!!!! please please bring it back to the original why fix something thats not broke!!!!!!!!!!!
- danni, 14th Apr '10
Avoid this drink the recipe has changed for the worse and its more like a cheap version of captain morgans. Old recipe was a unique treat this is awful.
- Asher, 10th Apr '10
Disappointed to the point of feeling gutted, the old recipe was a unique drink, this new stuff just tastes like any generic brand rum
- Matty - Stoke on Trent, 8th Apr '10
I only drink this and Havana Club Especial.I thought they had only changed the label.I will not be buying this again. I hate it.It tastes of exactly the kind of rum that I hate. Of which there are many.Could it be a marketing ploy?You don't miss something till it's gone???Puzzled