Cockspur Rum

70cl / 37.5%
Cockspur Rum
Web Exclusive Price £16.35 £13.63 ex VAT (£23.36 per litre)
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Cockspur is a hugely popular rum in the Caribbean, where it is widely drunk, particularly on its home island of Barbados.

Cockspur Rum Reviews

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    1 December 2017

    Standard basic value rum, fairly bland but ok to keep in the house if you don't want your friends drinking all the good stuff!

  • 5
    4 November 2017

    It's Friday night and time for the rum review. Established in 1884, Cockspur rum has been making rum. Created by Valdemar Hanschell in Barbados, a Danish seaman who settled there. At the time it was one of the biggest shipping ports in the Caribbean. His foundation of the rum didn't just start as a rum producer, since it was a big port he wanted to build a chandlery business, supplying the outgoing ships with food and supplies including rum. His business boomed and Cockspur rum became the best selling rum in Barbados. Hanschell may the mastermind behind his rum, but he left the crafting and production to the Stade brothers, owners of the West Indies Rum Distillery as they shared Hanschell's idea of making a more flavorful Caribbean rum free from the impurities commonly found in spirits in that day. The Stade brothers improved the distillation process and mastered the complex science of fermentation by introducing the first continuous column still to Barbados. Cockspur rum is made with high quality molasses and coral limestone filtered water from the local aquifer. Aged in oak for a minimum of 3 to 5 years beachside. The color has golden hues with blonde highlights. The legs are thick and widely spaced apart leaving only droplets behind. The aroma comes in the fragrances of dried tropical fruit and oak spice. Very crisp and slightly astringent. The rum is only mildly sweetened and very oaky with hints of pipe tobacco. Much like bourbon whiskey. The rum is clean tasting but light in flavor. Not one I'd recommend drinking over ice and diluted. The back of the bottle says to enjoy it neat and sipping over ice, you can also mix it with your favorite mixer, so on that I'm feeling it to be a grog kind of night. 1 lime squeezed with a heaping tablespoon of light brown sugar disolved in 2 ounces hot water. Adding 4 ounces Cockspur fine rum shaken well half being poured into your highball glass and topped with limeade. No sense getting the scurvy in this

  • 2
    2 May 2017

    Bland, sorry

  • 4
    30 August 2015

    I really enjoyed sipping a neat double measure of this rum. I''ve always seen it behind the bar but never tried it. Nice light fruity mouth. Others have described the swallow as smooth but I find it a harsh after burn. I don''t mind this at all, compared to easy sipping rums, it remind me that I''m drinking something that contains alcohol. I''d get a second.

  • rummaster 19 December 2013

    pound for pound this is one of the best rums on the market. ice coke and lime. enjoy

  • FM 6 July 2013

    Perhaps because of it's slightly lower ABV, this is a very smooth rum. Sips well, good flavour and goes down a little too quickly. I know it gets said a lot but you really can't go wrong with this. Yes, there are better rums but this is excellent value for money. I challenge you not to finish the bottle is short order.

  • Grant Melville, Falkirk 25 June 2012

    A sweet and easy-drinking rum with a pleasant, homely nose and taste; smooth, with a finish that lingers briefly, yet long enough to savour the golden-brown sugary notes. Cockspur 5 Star is the opposite end of the spectrum from taste-bud thumping and throat-burning dark rum like O.V.D. Deliciously relaxing when sipped slowly.

  • Anonymous 24 June 2012

    I haven't been drinking rum for that long, but i have tried quite a few now, and for the price you definitely cant go wrong with this rum.

  • christian 4 November 2011

    well priced rum suited as a mixer, can be enjoyed slowly sipped. Smooth and sweet.

  • D. Jones 7 January 2011

    A decent widely available standard mixing rum that can do no harm. Nice colour, reasonable flavour and no particularly nasty suprises afterwards. I rather like it and so does my wallet.

  • The Doctor 6 December 2008

    Sorry John if thats the best you have ever tasted you need to get out more!!!

  • john kennedy 13 June 2008

    best rum ive ever had, nice sweet twist to it