Spirits Tasting: Rum
feat. Mike Healy of Ledroit Brands
Thursday, July 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This Thursday, the folks from Ledroit Brands will be back at the bar pouring some more selections from their portfolio. Last week they featured vodkas, and this week it's going to be rum and rum-based Swedish Punsch! It's definitely the right time of year for rum-based cocktails, so stop in for a taste and stock the bar! This tasting is free.
The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum: Scarlet Ibis is a blend of 3-5 years aged Trinidadian rums, with classic flavors of toffee, tobacco, and dark honey on a firm , dry backbone. This old school rum, without the now- common influence of other wines and spirits. The Scarlet Ibis shines in several classic cocktails as well. Its also named after the national bird of Trinidad.
Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum: Smith and Cross Jamaican Rum contains only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits and spice and earthy finish. The complexity and flavor depth of this Navy Strength (57%) rum make it a great corner stone for classic rum drinks.
Kronan Swedish Punsch: Swedish punsch is a liqueur of two histories - a national drink in Sweden, and a component of more then fifty classic cocktails. Made with rums from Demerara and Jamaica) and East Indies( Batavia Arrack) with numerous spice and bitter flavors with a bit of citrus added. Kronon is ideal and easy afternoon drink, after dinner, or with cigars.