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24 Days of Rum (#6) – Pixan 8 Anos Rum (Mexico)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 6, 2019

Day 6 of my 24 Days of Rum advent takes me to Destileria Espiritus del Norte a relatively new distillery located in Monterrey in northeastern Mexico where they produce Pixan Rum. Apparently Pixan comes to us linguistically from the Mayan language and it is a word which roughly means ‘Spirit which gives life‘.

Pixan 8 Anos is their most premium rum. Several retail sites I visited indicated that the rum is produced from molasses upon a double column still and then aged for up to 8 years in American oak barrels which previously contained bourbon.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the sixth spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Pixan 8 Anos Rum

“… Oak spice continues to pour out, heightened butterscotch sweetness with vanilla and hints of sweet and sour fruit, bits of menthol and herbal grass …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#5) – Santos Dumont XO (Brazil)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 5, 2019

Day 5 of my Rum Advent reveals Santos Dumont XO Rum from Brazil. The rum actually has a Danish producer, A.H.Riise Spirits which (in a roundabout way explained in the review) is named for Albert Heinrich Riise who established rum production of rum on Saint Thomas in the Danish West Indies (now the United States Virgin Islands) in 1838.

Santos Dumont XO Rum is made from freshly pressed virgin sugarcane honey, distilled in old potstills and matured in three different types of oak, ex bourbon, ex Port and ex Pedro Ximenez casks. The spirit carries no age statement, however, if the XO designation has been used in the same manner as for Cognac (we are by no means certain of this), then we can expect that the rum has been aged for about 6 years.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the #5 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Santos Dumont XO Rum

“… Oak spice pushes through the initial sweetness, we still have a lot of sweetness with candied oranges, canned apricots, and some coconut as well as some mushy banana …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#3) – Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (Guyana)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 3, 2019

After a stellar start, my 24 Days of Rum Advent took a step back today with the #3 selection in he 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box. I suspect many others will appreciate Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (from Guyana) much more than I did, but I promised honest reviews so I have to call this one the way I see it.

Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum is relatively new to the Pusser’s range. According to the producer’s website it is a traditional Royal Navy style rum produced at original Admiralty strength. Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship’s purser shutdown claims of watering down sailors’ daily tot by mixing a few grains of gunpowder to the rum to see if it would burn. If the mixture ignited, the rum was ‘at proof.’ If it didn’t, the purser might find himself tossed to sea.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the third spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box advent:

Review: Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (Guyana)

“… Hard to get past the heat, but the rum tastes thin as if there is not much age here. Some pungent baking spice (nutmeg and clove) and lightly bitter vanillans …”

Please enjoy my review of the Gunpowder Rum, a spirit which would be much more at home in a Zombie Cocktail than a sipping glass.

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#2) – Ron Millonario 10 Anniversario Reserva (Peru)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 2, 2019

Things remain on a high note as the #2 Rum inside the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box is a winner from Peru, Ron Millonario 10 Anniversario Reserva.

Ron Millonario 10 Anniversario Reserva is produced at he Hacienda Agicola in Chiclayo, an small enclave near the sea in Northern Peru. This new rum has been produced from an original recipe, and is designed to be a lighter fresher version of Ron Millonario yet with the same rich raisin-like flavour profile the brand is known for.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the second spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Millonario 10 Anniversario Reserva

“… I would be tempted describe this as a dessert rum as it is sweeter than most rums; however it is also rich and delicious. Candied oranges, rich vanilla and toffee spice. Underlying nuttiness of walnut, rich baking spices, figs, dates and raisins …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#1) – Mount Gay 1703 Reserve Cask XO (Barbados)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 1, 2019

My 24 Days of Rum begins with quite a bang with the highly regarded Mount Gay 1703 XO Reserve Cask Rum from Barbados.

Mount Gay 1703 XO is produced in a using a combination of both column and traditional copper pot stills. The rum is matured in American oak barrels which were previously used to age whiskey or Kentucky bourbon. This is a blended spirit consisting of a wide range of rums of various ages some reputed to be as old as 15 years.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the First spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Mount Gay 1703 XO Reserve Cask Rum

” … Oak spice, treacle and molasses as well as firm baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon and clove). Roasted marshmallow, coffee and cocoa. Fruity with canned apricots and orange marmalade. Herbal notes from the pot still  are obvious as well …”

It is safe to say that we are off to a great start with the 24 Days of Rum Advent Calendar. Let’s hope tomorrow treats us as well.

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

 

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