Old Mill Gold Rum

Old Mill Gold

Product of:  Oregon, USA
Aged:  2-4 years
Price: $17
Alcohol: 40% ABV
Context: Premium Aged Rum
RG Rating: 7.5

Tasting Notes
Very Smooth.  Old Mill Gold Rum is Pale straw in color. On the nose you are sense aromas of vanilla, lightly caramelized sugar and alcohol. The initial taste is sweet too, delivering nearly candy-like flavors of butterscotch and vanilla on a medium weight body. The finish is relatively long with sweet vanilla flavor though to the end.

Anecdotes 
Old Mill Gold Rum is made from fermented molasses, distilled on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands by Cruzan in a five column still.  The unaged distillate is shipped to Oregon, USA at cask strength (147 proof) for maturing in small oak bourbon barrels for 2-4 years before blending and bottling.  

Opinion
I had my first taste of Old Mill Gold rum in the Virgin Islands, not far from where it is distilled.  In December 2008 I was sailing throughout the Virgin Islands, accompanied by my faithful flask filled with Old Mill Gold Rum. I was interested in comparing the Old Mill’s Oregon-aged spirit with similar Cruzan-based rums aged on St. Croix.   Some rums were spiced by local rum shops and some blended to create, other, delicacies. After several rigorous tasting sessions, I left satisfied that Old Mill genuinely expresses the spirit of St. Croix, and tastes right whether you’re relaxing on a sunny beach in the tropics or in the cooler climates of home.  

Reviewed: December 2008 in the Virgin Islands.

© Dave Russell 2017