Quackenbush Amber Rum

Albany Distilling Co. Quackenbush Amber Rum

(0.7l, 40%)


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Award-winning Upstate NY Rum Revived.

The Albany Distilling Company, the first booze-makin' institution in the capital of New York State after Prohibition, brought back to life their favorite Rum: the Quackenbush Amber. It's named after the Quackenbush Still House that stood near the distillation 300 years ago and discovered when they were building a garage. The Amber Rum is pure poetry, a harmony of flavors and aromas. It's made from Albany municipal water, yeast, and top-notch Caribbean molasses. Albany used to be the powerhouse of Rum-making in America way, way back and this bottle celebrates the rich tradition.

This subtle and warm amber potion is an aged expression of the original Albany Rum. A long snooze in Ironweed Whiskey barrels didn't only give it its lovely color, but also its rich spice and vanilla notes. One of the secrets of Albany Distillery is they only distil their Rums once (as opposed to the usual three distillations) just like the old school distillers did. It is said the remake isn't quite as earthy as the original one, but it has helluva more flavors than standards Rums. Fancy a nice cocktail? Try ‘The Doctor’ with Kronan Swedish Punsch and fresh lime juice. It's perfect!
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Amber Rum
  • Region
    New York
  • Country
    United States, United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon barrels

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spicy
vanilla
chocolate
tea
sweet
pecan
walnuts
nutmeg
oak
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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet aromas of vanilla and oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth mélange of sweet and spicy flavors with hints of Whiskey, oak and vanilla.

Finish
Spicy finish with sweet punch to round up the flavors.

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Ratings & Reviews
Burke
Burke,
Smell was sweet but the taste was similar to a scotch. Very peaty. Not my favorite.
 
Bill
Bill,
Not as harsh as some rums. Smooth, feels warm and goes down nice. Might try a bottle.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Pretty funky. Almost like peated scotch and tequila blend. Not my favorite
 
Kyle
Kyle,
nah, too funky
 
guest
guest,
Too spicy
 
Brian
Brian,
The aroma upon opening was subtle but intriguing. Started off sweet but spice definitely kicked in and lingered. Ultimately was pretty tasty but generic for my liking.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Makes a great dark and stormy.
 
Samantha
Samantha,
Smells amazing- sweet and spicy. Taste is worse than the smell, but it’s not bad.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
meh.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a good, Amber Rum that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & spicy life leads to a delicate death with notes of pecan, walnut & nutmeg.
 
ryan
ryan,
in my opinion best of the three in the american revaluation box still not fantastic but has a very smooth alcohol flavor. the over all flavor could have been better in my opinion. more like a scotch then a rum.
 
Eric
Eric,
Heavy butterscotch nose. Tasted more like a whiskey than a rum. Others may like it, but wasn't for me.
 
Stacey
Stacey,
Not too sweet, but oh so buttery.
 
Robert
Robert,
After you get past the perfume taste, the vanilla is nice
 
John
John,
Really not my kind of rum. As others have noted, it seemed more like a scotch than a rum. Not awful, just not for me.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Vanilla and sweet finish.
 
Paul
Paul,
So not like rum let alone a good rum that I thought I was drinking scotch. No thanks - great butterscotch nose tho
 
Angela
Angela,
Turpentine-ish nose, not good at all
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Good spice. Similar to woodford reserve if you’re a bourbon person.
 
Alice
Alice,
Tasted more like scotch than rum; really butterscotch-y nose, but peaty, medicated band-aid taste. Once I got past my assumptions on what rum should taste like, it was fine, but not really my thing.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
My wife liked it but to me it was like cough syrup. Didn’t take to this rum at all
 
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