O V D Old Vatted Demerara Rum

70cl / 40%
O V D Old Vatted Demerara Rum
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O.V.D. is a long-established dark Demerara rum, with a cult following. Bottled for George Morton Ltd in Glasgow since 1838, OVD remains extremely popular, particularly in Scotland.


O V D Old Vatted Demerara Rum Reviews

21 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    10 January

    I have been drinking dark rums from all over the world for the past 30 odd years and for me this is the best rum I have ever tasted bar none.

  • 5
    22 October 2018

    My dad loves this rum. It's very smooth and it's hard to get so it's a Christmas gift for him.

  • 5
    31 August 2017

    Superb rum and my favourite.

  • 5
    19 May 2017

    Worked in Guyana for a while and drank only Demerara Rum Smoothest rum you can buy.

  • 5
    25 November 2016

    My favourite rum. It is very smooth and has a strong taste of molasses

  • 2
    17 October 2016

    Used to be bottled in Dundee too. Since that factory closed in the 1990s the product is not as good. More often than not, it tastes like Tia Maria. I've been drinking OVD for over 30 years and the product is not as consistent in flavour as it used to be. Bought from different shops and the product is a hit and a miss. Has gotten worse in the last few years. Very sad and disappointed with this rum.

  • 5
    11 September 2015

    Just fell in love with this rum when playing at Carnoustie had a large one with a half of stout, great way to finish a round of golf, or settle in front of a fire

  • 5
    30 July 2015

    Been drinking it along with other Caribbean rums for years - yes with coke, but always with a dash of lime. Lime was made for rum.

  • 5
    31 March 2015

    Classic taste. Sweet and tasty. I really miss it when abroad and I have to drink some inferior rum

  • 5
    16 March 2015


  • 5
    29 December 2014

    First time of trying,and it''s bloody lovely. I will stick with this rum from now on,it''s so smooth and tasty. I have tried many rums over the years and this is my personal favourite. Well worth a try if nothing else.

  • 4
    21 November 2014

    This is a fairly standard blended rum made from Guyanan rums, hence the "demerara" moniker. As a blended rum you''re not buying into the whole "single estate 15 years old" what-have-you. It''s kind of like how Grants is to whiskey. I happen to like this one and rate over other similar products like say Lamb''s. It''s coloured dark with caramel and has a classic dark rum flavour. It''s on the sweeter end of things. As per previous comments: lovely with coke or in your coffee. Recommended.

  • Paddy, Edinburgh 1 April 2014

    Just lovely. Too good to mix, just have it neat or with a cube of ice if it's a warm day.

  • Wardy 28 December 2013

    Just got a bottle for Christmas haven't tried it yet. Normally I ONLY get Pussers Rum as my fav tipple so having seen reviews am looking forward to three fingers neat. Pussers can be up to 56 proof if you get the right bottles so 40 will always be less. Taste however is everything.

  • scott 29 March 2013

    this was the rum that started it all for me growing up in scotland. OVD and coke fuelled many a crazy night out

  • geoff 6 October 2012

    getting hard to find, this one of the best rums on the market, and I've tried a few. wish more stores would sell it.

  • Anonymous 2 August 2012

    Oh how funny I didn't know it was a Scottish thing! I had never seen it before moving here, but now I buy it all the time.

  • Al Choholic 31 July 2012

    The finest and most palatable rum you can buy. Personally I drink it 50/50 with coke, but its each to his own. It's utterly superb, and definitely one for the connoisseur

  • Grant Melville, Falkirk 3 March 2012

    Very enjoyable neat, packed with treacle and burnt toffee flavours, slips down easily, belying its 40% a.b.v. A definite favourite of mine, for the price.

  • David H 13 February 2012

    Tried this on spec and wasn't disappointed.The label gives the clue to it's taste. Syrupy and sweet yet with a slight bitter burnt edge which cuts nicely through the sugaryness. The smell reminds me of the Fowlers treacle my mother used in cakes. One I would not waste in mixers or cocktails but sip neat with no ice. With an accompanying espresso and a malted milk biscuit your elevenses are sorted.

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