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Cocktail Hour: Georgetown Daiquiri

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 25, 2018

The Diamond Distillery sits at East Bank next to the Demerara River near Georgetown, Guyana. The Distillery is home to Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), the producers of El Dorado Rum.

Recently I embarked on a cocktail series where I am attempting to produce a signature cocktail for many of the El Dorado Premium Rums which I have enjoyed over the past 10 years. A few weeks ago I published my signature cocktail for the El Dorado 3 Year Old Cask Aged Rum (The Caribbean Queen), and today I am sharing my signature cocktail for the El Dorado 8 Year old Cask Aged Rum. This cocktail combines the complimentary flavours of orange and chocolate with the premium El Dorado Rum. It is named for the City of Georgetown, which lies just to the south of Diamond Distillery.

Georgetown Daiquiri
(Recipe by Arctic Wolf)

2 oz  El Dorado 8 Year Old Rum
1/2 oz  Fresh Orange Juice
1/2 oz  Fresh Lime Juice
3/8 oz  Sugar Syrup (1:1 Ratio)
dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters (Fees Brothers)
Ice
Orange Peel

Add the first 4 ingredients into a metal shaker with ice
Shake vigorously until the outside of your shaker frosts.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a strip of Orange Peel zest

Please Enjoy Responsibly!

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

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Note: Here is a link to my recently revisited review of the El Dorado 8 Year Old Rum:

Review: El Dorado 8 Year Old Cask Aged Rum

“… The rum exits with a glow of cinnamon and wood spices and flavours of delicious butterscotch. The butterscotch fades to bitter treacle, and the spicy glow remains well after the rum is swallowed. Near the very end of the taste experience, the rum begins to ooze bittersweet chocolate …”

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Review: Berry’s Finest Panama Rum (Aged 11 Years)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 11, 2018

Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of London’s oldest Wine and Spirits Merchant with over 300 years of experience and tradition from which to draw upon. The company began its operation at 3 – St. James’s Street (in London, UK) in 1698, and still operates from that same location today. Although they are primarily merchants of wine, the company has a strong presence in the sale of distilled spirits as well. And in fact, this presence within the spirits industry had its beginnings approximately 100 years ago. (The Cutty Sark brand was developed by Berry Bros & Rudd in 1923.)

Today Berry Bros & Rudd acts as an independent bottler of Whisky, Cognac, Armagnac, and of course Rum. A few of their rum offerings are available in my locale, and I was able to obtain a sample of the 11 Year Old – Berrys’ Finest Panama Rum.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Berry’s Finest Panama Rum (Aged 11 Years)

“… The first sip brings rich flavours of vanilla and butterscotch forward which are accompanied by marzipan and fine wood spices. Ginger pops into the mind immediately as does cinnamon and orange peel. There is a light bitterness underneath which seems to be part of the light flavour of oak sap which runs through the rum. A distinct fruitiness is evident and my mind conjures up images of canned apricots and orange marmalade …”

Please enjoy my review which includes a nice recipe suggestion, the Aztec Rum Old Fashioned.

Chimo!

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Cocktail Hour: Caribbean Queen (with El Dorado 3 Year Old Rum)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 4, 2018

When I began to explore mixed drink servings, my wife purchased a large cocktail book, 1001 Cocktails (Alex Barker compiler) for me to draw inspiration from. I poured over the recipes seeing which ones I might like, and more importantly, which of those that I could also make at home with my small collection of ingredients. When I was studying the gin recipes Alex provided, I noticed he had several recipes for ‘Lady’ cocktails:  The Lady, The Green Lady, The Fair Lady … you get the idea. His recipe for The White Lady caught my eye. It was a simple recipe mixing Gin with Lemon Juice and Triple Sec. I mixed one, decided it was too tart, so I added enough sugar syrup to suit my taste, and named my tweaked creation Lady of the Empire. It was my first ‘Lady’ Cocktail.

Recently, I began to experiment with white rum (El Dorado 3 Year Old) instead of gin in the serving. The substitution works; but I decided to go even further adding both lemon and lime juice as well as a dash of grapefruit bitters to put it over the top.

I call my new serving, the Caribbean Queen inspired of course by the Billy Ocean tune on m 80s playlist.

Caribbean Queen

1 1/2 oz El Dorado Cask Aged 3 Year Old Rum
1/2 oz Bols Triple Sec
3/8 oz Lemon Juice
3/8 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Sugar Syrup (1:1 ratio)
dash Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters
Ice
Lemon Peel

Place the ingredients in a metal cocktail shaker with ice
Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Add Lemon Peel for Garnish

Enjoy Responsibly!

If you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!
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BTW: Here is a link to my recent review of the El Dorado 3 Year Old White Rum:

Review: El Dorado 3 Year Cask Aged Rum

“… In my mouth the taste is light but sweet. The rum has a pleasant soft texture with light oil-like mouth-feel. There is no bitterness, and the soft butterscotch/caramel flavours remain firm through the palate accented with light minty candy-like flavours ….”

Enjoy both the cocktail and the review, 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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Review: Ron Abuelo Anejo

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 20, 2018

Ron Abuelo Anejo rum is produced by Varela Hermanos SA in Panama, Central America. This company has a history which dates back to 1908 when Don José Varela Blanco launched the first sugar mill in the then recently formed Republic of Panama.  In 1935 the site began to distill sugar cane juice for the production of liqueurs. Today the company produces an impressive array of products which includes over one million boxes of liqueurs and of course a strong variety of rum. The Ron Abuelo brand is just one brand from this wide assortment.

Railcar with Ron Abuelo

This spirit is aged for 2 to 3 yeas in white oak bourbon casks and is the entry level rum in the Ron Abuelo lineup, accompanied in the brand line up by a 7-year-old and a 12-year-old rum, and more recently by the Ron Abuelo Finish Collection, and the Ron Abuelo Centuria.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Ron Abuelo Anejo

“… A sense of fresh fruit and berries seem to be in the initial breezes as well. As the rum decants in the glass I begin to notice vanilla and caramel rising into the air as well. When the glass is fully decanted, the nose becomes heavy with coarse brown sugar and is tinged with cinnamon accents …”

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

Chimo!

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