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Review: Lamb’s Navy Rum  (80 Proof) 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on July 20, 2022

This review concludes my journey through the Lamb’s family of rums which I embarked on earlier this year.

In Canada, Lamb’s is one of the most popular rum brands. This brand traces its history all the way back to 1849 when Alfred Lamb opened his wine and spirits business in London. His original Navy Rum is reported to have been a blend of 18 separate rums from various parts of the Caribbean. Alfred Lamb’s method of aging his rum in cellars under the Thames River is said to be one of the secrets behind the unexpectedly smooth taste and popularity of his rum.

The Lamb’s brand was licensed for North American production to Corby Distillers in 1952 and since that time Lamb’s rum has been part of the Corby portfolio of spirit brands. (Halewood Artisanal Spirits hold the license to bottle the brand in Europe, Africa and Asia.)

In North America, the main portfolio of Lamb’s Rums includes, Lamb’s Classic White Rum, Lamb’s Spiced Rum, Lamb’s Palm Breeze, and Lamb’s Navy Rum (which is sold both at 80 proof as well as an overproof 151).

Here is a link to my review for Lambs Navy Rum (80 Proof):

Review: Lamb’s Navy Rum (80 Proof)

“… The first sip brings firm impressions of sweet molasses and caramel with ribbons of licorice and tobacco running right through. I also taste impressions of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. My feeling is that the rum is a fairly standard dark rum which relies on added caramel and/or molasses to achieve the desired colour and flavour profile …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my suggested serving, Dark Rum and Cola.

Chimo!

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Review: Lamb’s Palm Breeze

Posted by Arctic Wolf on July 6, 2022

Today I am continuing my trip through one of Canada’s most popular rum brands, Lamb’s. This rum traces its history all the way back to 1849 when Alfred Lamb opened his wine and spirits business in London.

The Lamb’s brand was licensed for North American production to Corby Distillers in 1952 and since that time Lamb’s rum has been part of the Corby portfolio of spirit brands. (Halewood Artisanal Spirits hold the license to bottle the brand in Europe, Africa and Asia.)

In North America, the main portfolio of Lamb’s Rums includes, Lamb’s Classic White Rum, Lamb’s Spiced Rum, Lamb’s Palm Breeze, and Lamb’s Navy Rum (which is sold both at 80 proof as well as an overproof 151).

Here is the link for the review to Lambs Palm Breeze sold at 40 % alcohol by volume:

Review: Lamb’s Palm Breeze

“… Butterscotch, almond, sandalwood and spice. It is the sandalwood and spice (rather than the butterscotch) which grows in the breezes as I let the glass breathe. I soon notice traces of white pepper and cinnamon as well as building citrus zest and banana peel …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my serving suggestion, the Spence Cocktail.

Chimo!

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Review:  Angostura 1787 Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 29, 2022

The House of Angostura traces its beginnings to 1824 when German doctor, Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, who was then a Surgeon-General in the Venezuelan Army, created a blend of aromatic herbs which he called “Amargo Aromatico” and which would become the world-famous Angostura Bitters. Although the company he created to manufacture these bitters was originally founded in the town known as Angostura (later to be renamed Bolivar City), the company was relocated by his successors (his younger brother and son), who  moved it to Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1876.

The Angostura 1787 Rum is (like all of the Angostura Rums) produced from molasses on their five column still. Part of the rum is produced from a heavy distillate which is drawn from the multi-column still after passing through only one of the five columns. This heavily flavoured rum is aged and then blended with a more purely refined spirit which is distilled upon all five columns. Both portions of the blend are aged a minimum of 15 years in charred American oak bourbon barrels, after which each portion is hand drawn from the barrel, and blended.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review:  Angostura 1787 Rum

“… The nose is rich and heavy and as indicated my belief is that the rum relies more on the heavier distillate drawn from the first column than the rest of the Angostura line-up. This gives the spirit a certain funky quality when it is nosed which promises a full flavoured rum …”

Please enjoy my review of this funky Trinidad Rum.

Chimo!

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Review: Lamb’s Spiced Rum 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 22, 2022

This year I have been going through the Lamb’s Rum line-up from Corby. This brand traces its history all the way back to 1849 when Alfred Lamb opened his wine and spirits business in London, and it is one of the most popular brands of rum in Canada.

The Lamb’s brand was licensed for North American production to Corby Distillers in 1952 and since that time Lamb’s rum has been part of the Corby portfolio of spirit brands. (Halewood Artisanal Spirits hold the license to bottle the brand in Europe, Africa and Asia.)

In Canada, the main portfolio of Lamb’s Rums includes, Lamb’s Classic White Rum, Lamb’s Spiced Rum, Lamb’s Palm Breeze, and Lamb’s Navy Rum (which is sold both at 80 proof as well as an overproof 151).

Here is a link to my full review for Lambs Spiced Rum  sold at 40 % alcohol by volume:

Review: Lamb’s Spiced Rum 

“… When sipped, Lamb’s Spiced rum carries flavours profile of vanilla and caramel within the construct of a young amber rum. I say young, because even with the added vanilla and sweetness we notice a light alcohol astringency in the delivery. There is a touch of grassiness, hints of orange peel, and a mild indication of baking spice (cinnamon and ginger) as well …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my cocktail suggestion, the Flying Machine.

Chimo!

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Review: Ron Zacapa Endicion Negra

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 15, 2022

Ron Zacapa rums are made from sugar cane harvested in southern Guatemala, which is pressed into virgin sugar cane honey. The fermentation process (which takes approximately 5 days) uses a yeast strain (saccharomyces cerevisae) isolated from pineapples to transform sugars within the cane honey into alcohol. After fermentation, the fermented ‘wine’ is distilled in a single continuous column. (A distillation by-product called vinasse which contains the fermented must, yeast and other non-fermentable products which are rich in sugars and minerals is recycled and used to nourish and irrigate the Guatemalan sugar cane fields.)

Zacapa rums are matured using a complicated process they call ‘Sistema Solero’. The subject of my review, Ron Zacapa Edición Negra, is produced from rums which range in age from 6 years to 24 years, and is inspired by the natural elements of Guatemala including the dark fire of its volcanoes. Edición Negra is aged in select barrels which include double charred American oak casks.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Ron Zacapa Endicion Negra

“… The nose is rich and inviting featuring mildly sweet vanilla and caramel steeped in oak spice. Notes of raisins, prunes, dates and figs add to the richness. The oak spice evolves into luscious baking spices which include cinnamon, clove and allspice which grow in intensity as I allow the glass to breathe …”

Please enjoy my review of this outstanding new rum from Ron Zacapa.

Chimo!

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