#BarFaithBottleTalk : Rum, a spirit that doesn't get nearly as much recognition as it deserves. I've recently found myself on the #rum obsession train, and there's very strong reason for that! I will start a little #BarFaithRumSeries to share more background over time, so you can use that hashtag to find all related rum info. Starting with the basics, at its core, rum is any distilled spirit made from sugarcane and its derivatives....including fresh #sugarcane juice, cane #sugar , and #molasses . Unlike whiskey, which has a ton of enforcement around naming/classifications based on method and regions of production, rum has very few regulations of this type, making it one of the most diverse spirits in the world. As such, there is a TON of variation in rums, all with their own distinct (and delicious!) flavor profiles. Also, since aging of rum happens in warm tropical regions, maturation happens quicker (than whiskey as comparison), which gives rum a huge advantage in pricing 💵(cheaper and just as good 😜). Here we have the #ElDorado 12 Year #demerara rum. Demerara rum is produced in Guyana, formerly Demerara, distilled from molasses and generally can be characterized as dark, smokey, and complex. This one is made of a blend of rums all aged at least 12 years and is very very good! It has a pleasing sweetness and is amazing as a sipper. So if you've always been a #whiskey sipper, try out some quality aged rum and you might just find yourself a convert!
The Convert (aka rum neat 😉)
2oz quality aged rum
Pour in an old fashioned or sipper glass, take a slow deep breath in over the edge of the glass, and enjoy. Add ice or whiskey rocks as desired.
Little "dark" #mojito break this afternoon with @plantation.rum 20th anniversary and some #demerara syrup. Plus fresh, home grown mint!
. -10ish mint leaves, plus one sprig (garnish)
- juice of 1 lime
- .75oz rich demerara syrup
- club soda
- 1.5oz good, aged, rum (Plantation 20th Anniversary in this case)
"The Enchantress" sure has me under her spell! This is a solera aged rum aged for between 12 and 21 years in bourbon barrels. La Hechicera is tasty.
Plum jam and dark chocolate notes coming from the palate but with hints of spice in the form of chilli, black pepper and cinnamon.
It's looking good on the shelve but would it look better on yours? #lahechicerarum#rum#agedrum#soleraaged#colombian#bourbonbarrels#vino#edinburgh#rumlife
Dreams of Cuba. This @deathandconyc spin on a classic "Mojito" displays an aged rum instead of a traditional white one. Adding (in my opinion) a much desired fuller taste of spice & molasses. Add a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters to round out the flavors (aged rum, mint, simple, lime, angostura, garnish w/ mint or cane sugar). -T