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Archive for the ‘Spiced Rum’ Category

Fall Cocktail Bazaar: Pumpkin Spiced Shotte

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 29, 2018

My Fall Cocktail Bazaar was inspired by the recipes (and the samples) sent to me by the media team which represents Smirnoff which is a Diageo owned Vodka Brand. Diageo also owns the Captain Morgan brand and the same company which handles media relations for the Smirnoff brand does the same for Captain Morgan. So it was not really a surprise to me when they reached out and asked me to include at least one Captain Morgan inspired recipe in my Bazaar as well. In that vein, here is a great Halloween recipe from Captain Morgan which uses both their Pumpkin Spiced Rum and their Coconut flavoured Captain Morgan LocoNut, as well as a nice helping of coffee and whipped cream:

Pumpkin Spiced Shotte

1 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
1 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut
2 oz. Cold Brew
Ice
Whipped Cream, Cinnamon
Carmel Drizzle

Combine Jack-O’Blast, LocoNut and cold brew in a metal shaker with ice
Shake Until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Pour into 2.5 oz. shot glass rimmed with cinnamon
Top with Whipped Cream and a caramel drizzle.

Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If  you are interested in more of my cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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Note: Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Pumpkin Spiced Rum is a Limited Edition Spiced Rum meant to inhabit the “shots” category and was the first the first pumpkin spiced rum offering available. The premise of the spiced flavour is ‘autumn in a shot glass’ as Captain Morgan has blended Caribbean rum with fall flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon (as well as other autumnal spices) creating what they hope will be an insanely delicious shot. The Spirit is bottled at is bottled at 30 % alcohol by volume and you may click on the following link to read my previously published review:

Review: Captain Morgan Jack-O’ Blast

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Note: Captain Morgan LocoNut is a gluten-free blend of Caribbean Rum, Coconut Liqueur, Spice and Natural Flavours, and it arrives in a nifty scratch and sniff coconut shaped (and apparently scented) round rum bottle .

According to the Captain Morgan:

After blasting into the shots category with CAPTAIN MORGAN Cannon Blast, CAPTAIN MORGAN LocoNut is shaking things up with its new coconut-flavored shot which comes in a coconut-shaped bottle, smells like a coconut and yeah, you guessed it, tastes like a coconut. It’s the perfect shot to enjoy responsibly with friends, co-workers, bro-conuts, fun in-laws, very friendly strangers and of course, coconut lovers …

The spirit is bottled at 20 % alcohol by volume and you may click on this link to read my previously written review:

Review: Review: Captain Morgan Loconut (Flavoured Rum)

Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Review: Black Magic Spiced Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 7, 2018

Black Magic Rum is a brand of dark spiced rum owned by Sazerac.

This dark spiced rum has an interesting back story which links the spirit to the magic of an ancient sorceress who lived on an island off the coast of Africa. This island apparently existed ‘before time itself’ and was inhabited by a people ‘full of gaiety and life’. Unfortunately this wonderful island sank; but before it did the sorceress imbued the ‘essence and spirit of her people’ into their native drink. Making a rather long story short, several bottles of the magical liquid have turned up over time giving rise to (among other things), the great Pharaohs of Egypt, the Emperors and Dynasties of China, and even the brilliance of William Shakespeare.

One last bottle of this wonderful elixir was found by a Sea Czar whose ship’s steward promptly stole it. This steward ended up in the Caribbean and is said to have began to add a single drop of his magical liquid into each bottle of a dark and mysterious spiced Caribbean Rum (which of course he began to sell). The Steward is long gone, but the implication is that his magical liquid can be found ‘should you ever find a rum marked with the hidden sign of the ancient sorceress’s protection.

That’s not much to go on; but fortunately I was given a sample bottle so that I could taste the spirit and provide this review.  Here is a link to that review:

Review: Black Magic Spiced Rum

“… Caramel, indications of molasses and licorice, and hints of cinnamon all greeted my palate with a light sweep of vanilla. I mixed a rum and cola next and that rum and cola serving became the basis of a few pleasant evenings on my back deck this past summer (until the wood smoke from the British Columbia forest fires chased me indoors) …”

Please enjoy the full review!

Chimo!

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Review: Jamaica Lion Spiced Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 15, 2018

Jamaica Lion Rums are produced and bottled by Royal Jamaica Rums who are headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. Royal Jamaican Rums originated at the Monymusk distillery which is one of the oldest plantations on the Island of Jamaica. It is located on the south side of Jamaica in St. Catherine ‘s Town, and has been producing Rum since the 18th century.

Jamaica Lion Spiced Rum is imported into the USA by International Distillers and Vinters who are situated in Everett, Washington. My sample bottle arrived to me via a good friend who recently traveled to Jamaica. He purchased the bottle at one of the Duty Free shops on his way home and brought it over to share with me after his vacation.

Review: Jamaica Lion Spiced Rum

“… The breezes above the glass indicate to me that vanilla is at the forefront of this rum which also carries aromas of treacle and lightly sweet butterscotch. There are indications of of other spices meandering the air, some cinnamon and ginger, with perhaps a hint of cloves,  coriander and nutmeg as well …”

Please enjoy my review and my cocktail suggestion which follows.

Chimo!

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Review: LMD Spiced Rum (Flavoured Alcohol Beverage)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 27, 2018

Last Mountain Distillery is part of a small wave of Micro-Distillers which have began to appear on the Canadian landscape over the last few years. These are small ‘mom and pop’ operations which make their spirits in small batches usually only a barrel or two at a time. This particular distillery is located in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, and it is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Colin and Meredith Schmidt.

Last Mountain Distillery’s LMD Spiced Rum Flavoured Alcohol Beverage is produced from a blend of both aged and an un-aged cane spirits. It is flavoured with 5 different natural spices and Madagascar Vanilla. Although it is labelled as a ‘Rum Flavoured’ beverage, I must point out that if the spirit was produced (or sold) in the USA it could accurately be labelled as Spiced Rum. However, because it is being sold in Canada where the regulations concerning rum labeling are more stringent than in the USA, the spirit cannot be labelled as a Rum.

I suggest that those reading my review should bear in mind that many of the more famous spiced rums sold in the USA may actually have less aged rum in their make-up than does the LMD Spiced Rum Flavoured Alcohol Beverage.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: LMD Spiced Rum Flavoured Alcohol Beverage

“… The first sip brings a beguiling smoothness forward as the LMD Spiced brings a pleasant but light sweetness forward. Light flavours of vanilla and butterscotch are complemented by a firm (but not aggressive) spicy thrust. There is a light sense of earthiness and I receive mild impressions of both licorice and angelica root as well as perhaps a hint of a mineral content in the dram …”

Please enjoy my review which includes my serving suggestions, the Flying Machine, and the LMD Box Car.

Chimo!

 

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#Top100Rums of 2017 – Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 13, 2017

Pineapple Rum was quite a popular delicacy in the 19th century. In fact, in Charles Dickens first serial novel The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (published in 19 monthly magazine instalments, from March 1836 to October 1837), Pineapple Rum is the preferred tipple of the fictitious Reverend Stiggins, who while publicly preaching temperance, secretly enjoys his pineapple rum, usually mixed with hot tea.

Alexander Gabriel (President and Owner, of Cognac Ferrand) in collaboration with Dave Wondrich (cocktail guru and author of Imbibe) researched the original recipes of Pineapple Rum, and then set about to re-create this lost libation.

Here is a link to the Number 70 Rum of 2017:

Review: Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple Rum

“… Rum-like scents of butterscotch toffee, vanilla and baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) lead out with both orange peel and yummy citrus pineapple scents riding along. There are light accents of almond and a mild sweep of tobacco which complete the nose …”

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Alternatively you can view the list as it grows by viewing my Reveal Page:

The Rum Howler – Top 100 Rums of 2017

The Reveal Page will be updated at least weekly through September, October and November and then daily in December.

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