Review: Coruba Mango and Coconut Flavored Rum

Review: Coruba Mango and Coconut Flavored Rum

Coruba is Jamaican rum (imported to New Zealand and sold from there). These two new bottlings are flavored rums that have been considerably doctored not just with flavoring agents but lightened down to just 42 proof.

Coruba Mango Rum is an intensely sweet experience, and mango is really only hinted at in the finish. It’s so sugary that there’s no real hint off fruit, just sweetness with a touch of tropicality. Probably fine in any number of rum-and-juice cocktails, but not a winner on its own. C-

Coruba Coconut Rum is more successful, a decent competitor to Malibu with a more delicately flavored spirit than Coruba’s mango concoction. Here the coconut is more muted and the resulting spirit much less sweet, with a mellower, earthy finish. In fact, this rum can be safely sipped solo, though it would clearly find a better home in a tropical beach drink. B

each $16

Coruba Mango Rum




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  1. Bill Connelly on May 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I had the displeasure of going to the Launch of another New Zealand rum, “stolen” the other night. I was flabbergasted at the idea of someone making a Rum there. With no sugar cane production to speak of, I can not begin to fathom why someone would think of making rum their. Sure, the clean green image of NZ goes with vodka, but rum?

  2. cange on July 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I’m no bear-hugger of trees, but isn’t this an extreme carbon footprint? From Jamaica to New Zealand and then to the U.S.? It had better be real tasty! Also, when I think vodka I definitely do not picture New Zealand! I guess I think of gray and freezing and boy, have I worked up a thirst!

  3. RumDiary on August 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    ‘Stolen Rum’ is actually a Caribbean rum. The guys behind it are from NZ – NZ owned brand and company (I think). The launch party was in June, so think you might have your wires crossed here.

  4. Jerry Washington on May 14, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    I can’t find this any where. I was hoping I could call because I’ve order before and was told after that they can’t get it.
    I need bottles of Coruba Mango Rum

  5. Jerry Washington on June 5, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    I want to purchase several bottles of Coruba Mango Rum. I need to know if you have any available

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