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Posts Tagged ‘2019’

24 Days of Rum (#22) – Ron Canuto 7 Anos (Ecuador)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 22, 2019

Day 22 finds me remaining in South America as travel west from Venezuela to Ecuador a country which borders on the Pacific Ocean just at the equator. In fact, Ecuador can be translated to mean “Republic of the Equator‘. (I got that tidbit from Wikipedia)

Ron Canuto (7 Anos) is produced in Ecuador, at the Destilería Zhumir C. Ltda., (formerly Destilería La Playa) which was founded by Doña Hortensia Mata Ordóñez in 1966.The rum is produced from molasses and aged in oak barrels before being bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 20 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Canuto (7 Anos)

“… Banana jumps out with butterscotch, vanilla and almond following and orange peel adding zip …”

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 (#20) – Ron Cristóbal Niña (Dominican Republic)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 20, 2019

On the 20th day of my 24 Days of Rum Journey, I find myself back in the Caribbean on the very Island that Christopher Columbus first landed when he crossed the Atlantic in 1492. And the rum I have sampled links itself to that journey both in name and place.

Ron Cristóbal Niña, in produced in the Dominican Republic for 1423 World Class Spirits. Ron Cristóbal is of course the Spanish version of the name Cristopher Columbus, and the Niña was one of the three ships he sailed on his first trip to what would become the Americas.

Ron Cristobal Nina is considered by the brand owner to be a super premium rum. It is made from 100% pure Dominican rum which was tropically aged in the Dominican and blended using only aged-stated rums of 8 years and 12 years.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 20 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Cristóbal Niña

“… All of the flavours mingle very nicely together. I taste rich oak spice, toffee, marmalade, marzipan, apricots, as well as firm baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon and clove) …”

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 (#19) – Khukri XXX Rum (Nepal)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 19, 2019

Normally, if one takes a trip to Nepal, where it is an actual trip or as in this case an imagined one, the assumed destination would be Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world in terms of elevation. But in my case, I am heading to Kathmandu, the Capitol, to taste some rum.

Khukri XXX Rum is produced by Nepal Distilleries Private Limited who began to produce spirit in Kathmandu 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.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 19 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Kukri XXX Rum

“… Dark brown sugar, cinnamon toast, molasses with hints of dark licorice and menthol, and almond …”

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 (#15) – XM Royal 10 Years Rum (Trinidad)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 15, 2019

On the fifteenth day of my Advent, the navigation panel for my 24 Days Of Rum journey went bonkers, and it is hard to know exactly where I have landed. The plan was to go to Trinidad, yet I discovered that XM Royal 10 Years Rum which I was given is produced by DIH Banks who are located not in Trinidad, but in Georgetown, Guyana.

I guess an explanation is in order. You see, DIH Banks are better known for their beer than their rum, and part of the reason for this is that they do not actually distill rum, rather they source all of their spirit from outside Caribbean suppliers.

When I was sent a sample of the XM Royal 10 Years Rum by 1423 World Class Spirits as part of their 24 Days of Rum advent calendar, the information presented to me was that the rum was ultimately produced in Trinidad. However further research indicates that while Trinidad may be DIH Banks main source for rum, cane spirits from other localities (Barbados in particular) may also be within their rum blends. So I guess you could say we are getting a grand tour of the Caribbean as we sip on the XM Royal Spirit.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 15 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: XM Royal 10 Years Rum (Trinidad)

“… The rum remains consistent with primary flavours of oak spice, butterscotch, vanilla and almond although perhaps I taste a hint of mustiness as the spirit breathes …”

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 (#14) – Takamaka – St. Andre (Seychelles)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 14, 2019

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1500 kilometers from the coast of East Africa. It is here that Takamaka Rum is produced in Au Cap on the Island of Mahé by the d’Offay brothers at the family’s historical La Plaine St André homestead.

Takamaka St. Andre is premium end of Takamaka’s range, named for La Plaine St Andre, their distillery and plantation. It is an 8 year Old Spirit matured in American Oak barrels.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 14 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Takamaka – St. Andre (8 Year Old Rum)

“… Oak spice, vanilla and butterscotch melded with almond and orange peel. Obvious notes of chocolate and a light imprint of tobacco. Coffee notes are subtle and do not disturb the well structured rum …”

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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