Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Drinking Rhum

So Mr. Booze bought some rum recently. It was less than twenty dollars. It was aged in oak for 4 years, and distilled in pot stills. A fascinating treatment of sugar. Rhum Barbancourt from Haiti is an interesting drink. I recommend drinking it when it is hot, it definitely gets better in the atmosphere.

So how does it taste? Well, like rum, but definitely with its own character. The comparisons to brandy that are made on the bottle are in good faith. It does have some of the characteristics of brandy. The flavor is uniform throughout the palate, unlike whiskey. And while it isn't the smoothest, most drinkable, or have the most character and flavor, it is an interesting drink non the less. And definitely better than most rums I've had. And it was under twenty dollars. Really my biggest complaint is maybe too many fusel oils. Take a smaller cut, gents, and you are really onto something.

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