For up to 10 years, Bacardi Grand Reserva is aged to perfection. It allows the spirits time to taste like caramelized vanilla and roasted almonds. Rare and incredibly delicious, it pairs well with marinated meats as well as sweeter desserts such as ice cream. Bacardi rum can be used to create complex mixed drinks especially fruitier ones such as pina colada.??A minimum of 10 year blends makes Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez exceptional.
In 1824, Dr. Johann Siegart, a German doctor serving as Surgeon-General of Simon Bolivar's army in Venezuela, was working to find a medicine that would enhance the appetite and digestive well-being of his soldiers. Dr. Siegart eventually settled upon a mix of herbs and spices that he called ?Amargo Aromatico? ? today, this world-famous concoction is known simply as Angostura Bitters.
Building on his early success, Dr. Siegart established the House of Angostura in the eponymous Venezuelan city, where he began to manufacture his bitters on a grander scale (the business would later become the sole purveyor of bitters to the King of Prussia, Spain, and King George V). As he continued to expand, Dr. Siegart, along with his younger brother and his son, moved the House of Angostura to Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1876 and began producing rum.
A marvelous anejo spirit made from a blend of light and heavy molasses-based rums aged for a minimum of 8 years in charred American oak bourbon barrels. Has lots of toasty flavor.
Bright amber color with a nose of prunes, raisin fruit, toasty oak and tropical spiced. Intense mouth-feel of sweet sultana fruit, tobacco, and chocolate, with vanilla from the oak. Complex finish with sweet fruit, caramel, and spice.
It is without question, column distillation transformed how rums throughout the Caribbean were produced in the 20th century. Some of the keynote advantages were centered around efficiency. The Aeneas Coffey twin column design became a popular choice for rum producers in the British West Indies. As demand for lighter and cheaper rum grew, some distilleries around the Caribbean added more plates and eventually more columns to make even lighter spirits with less congeners. Many rums today are distilled on multi-column stills with numerous plates making rums washed of any natural character. It is these rums that have contributed to some of the negative perception of column distillation of rum.
The column still at St. Lucia Distillers is a traditional twin column Coffey still commissioned in 1985. The Admiral Rodney rums have the fingerprint of Saint Lucian rum, which is a rum character unparalleled to any other fine aged rum. The rich flavor profile is undoubtedly from the brilliance of extracting pure rum on lower plates in the rectifier column with lower alcohol by volume. These are heavier bodied rums than most column distilled rums and deserve extended periods of aging in oak casks to fully evolve into the Saint Lucia's most prized liquid treasure.
Ak Zanj means ?With Angels,? a reference to the Angel's Share, the spirit stolen by thirsty angels each year, as the rum matures in barrels. Under the tropical weather of Haiti, the Angels are especially thirsty, and their share can be as high as 10 percent annually. The more they drink, the more mature and complex the rum.
Appearance: Rich red gold
Nose: Fruit and caramel on the nose with a hint of honey
Mouth: Rich fruit and vanilla
Finish: Long finish of nuts and honey, with a pleasing lingering aftertaste Sip neat or in a Sazerac cocktail.
A gold rum with a smooth, bold taste carefully blended with savory spices. Exhibits an array of satisfying flavors, while its nose delivers hints of delightful aromas.
Admiral Nelson's is the 2nd largest brand in the spiced rum category and the 4th largest overall rum brand in the United States. It is inspired by Admiral Horatio Nelson, leader of the greatest armada ever to sail the high seas. In addition to Spiced Rum, Admiral Nelson's Rum is also available in Cherry Spiced, Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla, 101 Proof Spiced Rum, Black Patch Black Spiced Rum and traditional Gold and Silver rums