Rum-style alcohol free spirit
M&S have entered the alcohol-free drinks field with boldness and panache and some of their drinks are among our highest rated. Dark rum is a difficult drink to approximate without the use of sugar cane distillation which gives the drink its heavy slightly sweet aromatic kick. M&S have done not a bad job here in finding their way to a richly spiced drink with some real sense of the mouthfeel of rum. There’s a toffeeish flavour sitting beneath some citrus and spice notes, and the addition of cassia bark gives a slightly tannic feel, which contributes to the Caribbean notes. Ginger, pepper and chilli add a spicy hit which helps with the feel that this is a serious and complex drink. At times I felt the ingredients were fighting slightly amongst themselves and there’s a slight hint of hot rubber in the combined tastes which means I haven’t marked it higher. But rum is a very difficult drink to reproduce without alcohol and this is a very fair shot.
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