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Admiral Nelson Dark Premium Rum

Category: Dark
Country: United States
Aged: Less than 1 year?
Alcohol: 40% (80 proof)
Availability: Everywhere
Price: $24 (750 mL)
Rating: One Star

The Review:
Have you ever picked up a bottle of liquor and realized instinctively that you really should have put it down and kept on searching?  I haven't.

Sometimes that leads me to great and wonderful cheap discoveries like Three Palm Spiced rum, but more often than not it leads me to places like Admiral Nelson Dark Premium Rum. 

I have always had great respect for those in the marketing fields and would never think to recommend a campaign from the sidelines, but Admiral Nelson Dark Premium Rum is precisely the kind of rum I think they should sell as part of a combo meal at Long John Silvers.

The bottle itself is plastic, the kind of plastic that one might expect from a liter sized soda bottle but with a feel of mass production commonly reserved for off-brand batteries.  Cracking open the seal, the aroma that greets you is solid alcohol - no undertones, no flavorful backbone to reflect within.

Initially we attempted Admiral Nelson Dark Premium Rum neat, then over ice, then as part of a rum based old-fashioned, and then finally as part of a daiquiri.  Each was progressively less harsh, but none were what I would consider rewarding.

The Pirate King's advise on this one?  AVOID.

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