Spytail Black Ginger Flavored Rum

The Data

Category   Rum/Rhum

Sub-Category   Flavored Rum


Retail Price   $22.99

ABV   42%

Score   2.5 Stars/

In the Glass


Brilliant, deep mahogany color.


The nose is filled with the scents of sweet Rum, cola, and brown baking spices, along with a generous dose of candied ginger and hints of tropical fruits.


On the palate this flavored Rum becomes decidedly more angular with sharp spice and ginger notes and a strong medicinal flavors that overwhelms.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with compartmentalized and competing flavors.

Cool Factor


Being a huge fan of both Rum and ginger I had high hopes for Spytail.

Value Grade


At nearly $23 it is in the range to be utilized in cocktails.


Spytail is not unique in being a product with ostentatious packaging and a labored backstory. I had high hopes for this flavored Rum as I love Rum and ginger and often use ginger elements in my Rum cocktails. Sadly the Spytail failed to inspire cocktail creation and made me crave a tasty aged Rum.

How to Enjoy

Enjoy the Spytail in cocktails as this is not a sipping spirit in my estimation.

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