Summer is coming to an end after two surprisingly sunny weeks here in Bavaria that reminded us what season we are actually in. To keep up the spirit of summer, I decided to turn this week into the official Dramming Rum Week.
I recently visited fellow Malt Maniac Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun in Alsace, and he was kind enough to share six very interesting rum samples with me which I am going to review in the course of this week. But I thought it would be a good idea to make it a full Rum Week by starting with a readily available benchmark rum.
I am not a big rum geek, but I happen to have a bottle of a basic rum in my cupboard that I mainly use for baking, soaking fruit or the odd improvised cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day.
My Tasting Notes
Nose: Strong and very ‘rummy’, dark caramel, vanilla, polished wood, cinnamon, hints of orange zest and later on also a little lovage.
Palate: Brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, fudge, orange zest, cinnamon, just hints of fresh herbs.
Finish: Rather long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: With its sweetness and almost syrupy thick mouthfeel the main use for this rum is certainly mixing, even though it does taste quite nice.
Rating: 77/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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