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Review: Khukri XXX

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 19, 2021

Khukri XXX Rum is produced by Nepal Distilleries Private Limited who began to produce spirit in Kathmandu Nepal in 1959. In the beginning, Khuri began distilling alcohol using traditional pot stills from the late 1800s (Those initial pot stills are now on display in the distillery). However the company has modernized production and now uses a 3 column distillation and they have replaced they use of oak barrel aging with the use of special wooden oak vats for maturation of their molasses based distillate.

Reading through the website I came to the conclusion that the rums produced are of no single age. The maturation vats appear to be emptied only partially each time. This leaves a percentage of rum behind to age further until the next time the vat is emptied partially again. Apparently the youngest rum in any particular batch may be as young as 8 months old, while the oldest rum in the blend might have been in the vat when the process was started many years ago.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Khukri XXX

” … The entry brings wood and baking spices forward and unfortunately a mild but noticeable bite of alcohol astringency. I can taste vanilla, cinnamon and dark brown sugar, oak spice and molasses which is followed by treacle, oak spice, orange peel, cola, cocoa and walnut …”

Please enjoy my review!

Chimo!

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Review: Chairman’s Reserve Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 12, 2021

St. Lucia Distillers is a joint venture of the last two remaining rum distillers on the Island. Their flagship rum Chairman’s Reserve was first blended in 1999 with the process overseen by then Chairman Laurie Barnard. The rum is created from a blend of molasses based, aged cane spirit produced on both Coffey and Copper Pot Stills which were matured in  American Oak. After marrying the different rums together they were re-barrelled for final finishing. The average age of the rums within the blend is said to be five years old.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Chairman’s Reserve Rum

“… a light herbal grassy note which runs through the breezes and is typical of rums which have some pot still distillate within their make up. Over top of this herbal note are classic notes of fine oak spice, butterscotch and molasses, vanilla and almond. The oak note seems almost leathery. Orange peel spices the air combined with softer notes of banana as well as tropical fruit welling up ….”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my serving suggestion, the Swift Turtle.

Chimo!

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Review: Ron Inmortal Colombian Rum (Aged 12 Years)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 5, 2021

In the historic port of Barranquilla (Colombia), situated between the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea, three generations of the Riascos Family have been producing rums at Casa Santana for over two decades. They source sugar cane spirit from various producers in the Caribbean to produce rum for a variety of independent rum companies.

Ron Inmortal is produced at Casa Santana for Yotomo Imports a Texas based spirits company. According to the marketing presentation for the Inmortal Rum the spirit is targeted towards the growing North American Market for Premium rum. The rum is distilled from sugar cane molasses, aged  for 12 years in American Oak barrels, and bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Ron Inmortal Colombian Rum (Aged 12 Years)

“… Toffee and oak meld with vanilla and baking spices (cinnamon, allspice and clove). There is a indication of orange peel in the breezes which seems to be moving towards marmalade as it joins with the vanilla and the caramel toffee. There are also nice hints of bitterness with treacle and dark chocolate notes evolving …”

Please enjoy the review of this tasty Colombian Rum.

Chimo!

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Review: Cihuatan Obsidiana (Exclusive Traveler’s Edition)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 29, 2021

Cihuatan Rum is produced by El Salvador’s first ever rum distillery, Licorera Cihuatán, and is apparently inspired by El Salvador’s Mayan Heritage.  After a little research I was able to discover that the RON DE EL SALVADOR CIHUATÁN trademark was filed for on September 16, 2014 and this trademark was granted in August 30 2016 (see here and here). This type of Trademark is normally applied for when a company wishes to export products outside their home market which would indicate that the company which owns and produces Cihuatan Rum began to export the rum out of El Salvador in 2016. Presumably the distillery has been operating for a longer time than this, and according to Drink Hacker (see here), Cihuatan was established in 2004.

The Nightcap Daiquiri

Cihuatan Obsidiana is produced for the “Travel Market” and is available through duty free retail outlets only. The bottle does not appear to have an age statement; however, the company’s website states the spirit is produce from a blend of 3 rums aged between 11 and 14 years. These rums have been aged in new American Oak and ex-Bourbon barrels.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Cihuatan Obsidiana

“… What is in the breezes is quite nice beginning with fine oak spice and vanilla accented by cane and corn. Coconut seems to pour out with banana and orange peel following. Almond scents are trying to move towards marzipan, and fine baking spices have begun to gather (cinnamon with hints of nutmeg) …”

Please enjoy my review which includes a new recipe of mine, the Nightcap Daiquiri.

Chimo!

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Review: Arehucas 12 Anos Anejo Reserva

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 22, 2021

Destilerías Arehucas traces its origin to August 9, 1884 when La Fábrica the San Pedro sugar factory officially opened in Arucas, on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. Although the facility was a sugar factory, sugar cane distillates and rum was also produced. In 1965, La Fábrica changed its name to Destilerías Arehucas Distilleries. . Today the facility produces a full range of cane spirits including traditional white and amber rums, aged rums and flavoured Honey Rums.They also produce a selection of fruit liqueurs and Creme spirits.

One of the premium spirits produced at the facility is Arehucas Anejo 12 Anos. According to most retail websites which carry the spirit, the rum has been distilled in two columns from sugar cane juice and aged for 12 years in oak.

Here is a link to my Review:

Review: Arehucas 12 Anos Anejo Reserva

“… Oak spice and vanilla with lightly pungent baking spice (allspice, nutmeg and hints of cinnamon) and leather. Caramel and marzipan climb into the breezes and well as notes of banana and bits of bittersweet chocolate …”

Please enjoy my review.

Chimo!

 

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