Alcohol Free Rum – Review

Alcohol free rum – Can you believe it?

It seems there is a mixed message of liking concerning alcohol free rum and I am not surprised, white rum dark rum ones mixed with all the different mixes and brands.

Is it any wonder that we get confused searching for an alcohol free spirit? First It was beer then gin and rum. However, It maybe we want to be very kind to the supplier who gives us the opportunity and we do want to support just like we are with beer brands.

Overall Rank for Routin 1883 Syrup – 1L Rum (Alcohol Free – 00abv.com Rating 6/10

In reality this is an alcohol free rum syrup but a good addition to a mix and there is a sense of drinking rum and cola for example. Just understand its limitations but really this is where it started before the consumerism of rum. Good clear branding and it lasts a long while.

Product Description

Philibert Routin 1883 gourmet syrups so you might see them more in coffee shops worldwide as that is what they are best known for.

However, many non alcohol champions like me also point out that you can have it albeit with a small amount into a mixer and it works to be fair. You certainly get the taste. So coffee or mixer the choice is yours but given it is a syrup just watch how much you use.

For those that watch out for things it is approved by the Vegetarian Society and is certified Kosher, gluten and cholesterol free, so you have to applaud their impressive credentials.

Ingredients

Cane sugar, water, acidifier: citric acid, coloring: E150a, natural rum flavoring

Pros

  • Alcohol free
  • Good veggie credentials
  • Product known worldwide
  • Excellent branding
  • Great with cola
  • Good for a splash in your coffee which is where it all started.
  • Long lasting as you don’t need much

Cons

  • The taste can be sweet for some people
  • People can not get the concept in their head about what rum is so many manifestations.
  • A syrup to make alcohol free rum drink rather than an established run bottled brand.
  • A more online purchase so not in many bars but you might find it more in coffee shops where it’s a great addition.

Price

To purchase online you are looking at around £17.99 for 1cl. A special product linked to an online purchase and you can buy it here now. I love how rum always seems to come as a litre even on planes!

Enjoy With

This is for me a simple choice of rum and coke or a dash in your coffee. Either way it’s a nice pick me up!

Overall

At the end of the day it’s an option. I am not saying it’s like a Bacardi but it is more aligned to the traditional rum making of the Caribbean with french influence. It will certainly last and I expect the syrup style is not for everyone. However, it’s there to be mixed.

I would love to know what you think of Alcohol Free Rum, have you tasted it or is this taking alcohol free too far. I always respond to every comment.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Alcohol Free Rum – Review”

  1. For someone who doesn’t drink alcohol like me, this is an interesting option. I sometimes enjoy the flavor of alcohols (mostly like wine in cooking) but can’t tolerate the burn that comes with just drinking it straight. Since it is a syrup, I wonder if you could also use it in things like ice creams and dessert sauces where you would normally use regular rum. It certainly seems like an option. Thanks so much for writing about it!

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    • Thanks Steve, and your right, I think the options for this product are very wide so not just alcohol drink free options but like ice cream which I now can’t stop thinking about. 🙂 Lots of deserts and food uses alcohol which you can read about here if you are interested. Thanks for taking time out to comment on alcohol free rum. I really appreciate it, Phil

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  2. Alcohol free rum?  I don’t know , I’m wavering  in the wind on this one. You have sparked my curiosity for sure, but, rum with  NO ALCOHOL? That’s like O without the 2 in oxygen, or  waterless water. 

    You have to understand I live in the Caribbean, that should say a lot. I could see how the sugar cane ingredient might mimic the rum taste, seems interesting. I suppose it would work for those who appreciate the rum flavor but would rather not be  in “high spirits” as a result of consuming a glass or two. 

    Interesting product. Thanks for sharing.

      

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    • Thanks for the comment, and I am sure you are wavering living in the Caribbean. I don’t blame you. I suppose alcohol free rum is an alternative if you can’t drink or choose not to drink alcohol. I remember my trip to Barbados where I had some lovely rum and went on a cruise. Maybe not such a good idea!

      Very reflective thoughts and you made me smile. Love it! I really appreciate you taking the time out. Phil

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  3. Very interesting I’ve never heard of alcohol-free rum before. I would definitely try it. I love sweets and I’m not that much into alcohol, so it’s definitely for me. Could I get it on Amazon since I’m in the U.S.? I would love to check it out.  Where can you get E150a? Is the syrup made in the Caribbean? I’m from there but never heard of it.  I’d use your link to try it. Could I bookmark the link? I’ll share it with all my non-alcoholic friends.

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    • Hey Cherryl, thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it. The rum bizarely is french but I know the caribbean really know how to make rum! My link should take you to the USA store but if its an issue let me know. The accounts are linked to make it easier. E150 is just an ingredient added to preserve, some people hate it and others are fine with it. Feel free to bookmark.

      I really appreciate you taking the time out to comment. Many thanks Phil

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  4. Very interesting I’ve never heard of alcohol free rum before. I would definitely try it. I love sweets and I’m not that much into alcohol, so it’s definitely for me. Could I get it on Amazon since I’m in the U.S.? I would love to check it out. Where can you get E150a? Is the syrup made in the Caribbean? I’m from there but never heard of it. I’d use your link to try it. Could I bookmark the link? I’ll share it with all my non-alcoholic friends.

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