I walked away from the liquor store tasting pleasantly surprised, and with a bottle in my arm.
I’ve had this rum before and didn’t particularly like it then. But I wanted to give it another shot. I see it’s potential, but it’s not my particular favourite.
El Dorado is THE rum to have on hand if you want to impress your friends.
Rum is generally a warm weather, summer liquor. But then there are the rums that are perfect for a winter night. Enter Ron Reserva Especial.
Have you ever been drawn to a rum-based on the label or bottle? I bought Drunken Sailor because it was a fun label with words and music on it. I bought Probitas, this week’s rum because it was a plain, unassuming bottle and label. It looked classic, vintage even. And then I sipped the rum.Continue reading “Probitas White Blended Rum Review”
This is another “Greatest Hits” rum, much like last week’s Appleton Estate, in that this particular distillery was recommended to me all those years ago, and I always find myself coming back to it, drawn to their usual rum, and their small-batch limited rums. This black barrel is one of those fun small batches. WHATContinue reading “Mount Gay Black Barrel Small Batch Review”
When I first started drinking rum many moons ago, Appleton Estate was one of the first recommended to me, and first I really enjoyed. Like, really took the time to enjoy, not just mix with coke and slam it down cause I was 22 and that’s what you do with booze when you’re 22. ThisContinue reading “Appleton Estate Signature Blend”
Last week, it was Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay white rum, this week, we turn to his Spiced Rum, a favourite variety of mine. I love what different distillers do to give the rum a good blend of flavours in the spiced rum. And where Chesney’s White Rum was just fine, his spiced is quite enjoyable.Continue reading “Blue Chair Bay Spiced Rum Review”
In a previous life (as in up until two years ago), I was a country radio DJ. I enjoyed the music of Kenny Chesney. Never quite became a favourite, but it was always mostly inoffensive, easily digestible mainstream country. And as Kenny was positioning himself as the heir to Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back beach bum throne, he gotContinue reading “Blue Chair Bay White Rum Review”
As we sit here on the first day of autumn (when this was published), our thoughts and tastes turn to the tastes of fall. Gone are the light, sweet, fruity tastes of summer, making way for the crisper, heavier tastes of autumn. It’s soup and chili season, I’ve shifted my beer buying to stouts. IContinue reading “Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Rum Review”