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English Harbour 1981 25 Year Old

English Harbour 1981 Rum Review by the fat rum pirateEnglish Harbour rums are produced by Antigua Distillers on the Caribbean Island of the same name.  English Harbour is a port on the island.  Its name was given by the Royal British Navy when they set up a naval base there in the 18th century.

Outside of the Caribbean, Antigua Distillers are best recognised for their English Harbour rums.  The 5 year old is regularly held up as being a classic (I didn’t share that view in my review though).  Within the Caribbean they are best known for their Cavalier brand of rums.  Less expensive rums used mostly for mixing.  Much like St Lucia Distillers produce Bounty for their own domestic and more localised market.

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English Harbour Aged 5 Years Antigua Rum

English Harbour 5 Rumvent Review by the fat rum pirateEnglish Harbour is a rum which I had been looking at for some time.  For whatever reasons I had resisted the temptation to buy a bottle online.  I was presently surprised to find Newcastle (Upon Tyne) department store Fenwick’s had it in stock.  There is something satisfying about actually being able to have the experience of being able to buy a half decent bottle of rum over the counter.  Whilst the rum was slightly more expensive than online (£27.50) this was tempered by the ability to have the rum instantly (even though its taken nearly 3 weeks to try it!) and the fact no P&P charges.

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