NEW RUM SERIES COMING UP! Here at Rum Runner’s Co. we love all things rum related, as if you couldn’t tell already, but we feel that its time to really branch out and go beyond the golden juice itself and explore the category in more detail. In our new weekly series, we aim to shine light on the passion, dedication and craftsmanship that’s goes into the spirit that we all know and love. We’ll do this by covering many different topics, from the production/ageing process to the producers and the movers and shakers who are continuously pushing the category forward. Our aim is to, help raise awareness and appreciation for that lovely liquid inside your favourite bottle. 🥃👌😎 #wearerumrunners
Two more stunners from @bonplandrum that we wish we got to try 😩😩 Bonpland are a German independent bottler who like to get creative with their rums, and these are no exception! They have taken 21 Year Old Caroni rum and finished it for 6 months in Gran Cru barrique wine barrels and the 16 Year Old Dominican rum follows suit. We love the presentation of the bottle and branding let’s just that what’s inside is just as good! It is also worth noting there there is no additional sugaring, colour and no chill filtering with these Extremely Rare XO rums from Bonpland. 🥃👌😎#wearerumrunners
Happy #TikiTuesday! Our favourite tiki drink at the moment is a Gilded Zombie - incredibly smooth yet dangerously strong. It combines @zacaparum, @sailorjerry Spiced Rum, @plantation.rum overproof, Pineapple, Mint and Tomoka Cinnamon Tincture, Passionfruit Syrup, Falernum and Aromatic Bitters. The inventor of the original zombie cocktail - Donn the Beachcomber - limited his customers to 2 each. Unfortunately that's probably a wise decision....#TomokaCocktails
When someone says 'Can I have a taste?' so you quickly down the bottle because no one is worth sharing your Cacaolat.
Lets kick off the week with a rum review! Today we have a rum from @rumandcane, where this is the third instalment of their Remarkable Regional Rums reviews. In all we received 5 samples and today we are reviewing their British West Indies XO Rum.
Overall rating: 🥃🥃🥃/6 .
For information on Rum & Cane and their Remarkable Regional Rums, refer to our first post where we covered the Central America XO Rum.
This particular rum is described as being a blend of rums from Barbados and Trinidad, however the nose and palate say otherwise. We think that this rum has to have some Jamaican rum in it, maybe Rum & Cane can clarify? .
On the nose you are met with an aroma that leans towards the Jamaican funk end of the spectrum, as there are grassy and vegetal notes present with hints of bruised bananas, tropical fruit and some influence of the barrel in the way of a woody spiciness. .
The palate is vibrant and very spicy where tropical fruit is at the forefront of the flavour profile. This then turns into a very long, dry and spicy finish with hints of oak, tobacco and with a subtle note of BBQ’d pineapple right at the very end. The palate is quite one dimensional, but pleasant none the less. Even though we loved this rum, it gets 3 out of 6 because there is lack of information of this edition and we feel that this particular expression would be best with a slightly higher ABV than 43%, maybe 46% would really turn this rum up a gear. Anyway the rum was enjoyable and without a doubt best served neat. #wearerumrunners 🥃👌😎🌴
Kicking off the birthday 🎂 festivities one week early with my main man Pabst🍺.
However, I do have to work tomorrow so it’s always nice to have my secret weapon (yes I know not drinking is the best option, but that’s not me).
Now hangovers are caused by lack of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that are used to prevent all the symptoms associated with a typical hangover🤢.
Remedy gives you a mega dose of those vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to fight off that hangover and have me up and running in the morning🏃🏻♂️💨💨!