Sale of Caroni (1975) Ltd rum stock by auction was aborted yesterday two hours after the auction started.
There were no bids following the announcement by auctioneer Edward Soon that bidding would have to start at $7.8 million. The auction was to have been held at Rum Distillers of Trinidad and Tobago (RDTT), Old Southern Main Road, Caroni, at 11 a.m.
Continuing with the Havana Club rum reviews next in line is Havana Club Añejo Especial, a blend of rums aged up to five years in white oak barrels.
I am fortunate enough to be living in Europe where I have access to the most celebrated authentic Cuban cigars and rums such as the Havana Club Añejo 7 Años and Cuban Barrel Proof that I've already reviewed here on Refined Vices.
Together with Puerto Rican rums, Cuban rums are lighter and more delicate in style when compared to most other rums.
"Cuban rum is the expression of the Cuban cultural mix."Fernando Ortiz
Bruichladdich has released a series of whiskies influenced by France's greatest chateaux of all time. The First Growth series comprises of 6 limited edition 16 year old Cuvée - labelled A to F. They are matured in American oak with an additional cask evolution in French oak casks from each of the 1855 first growth chateaux, including Sauternes.
The famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux rated chateaux into 5 groups according to quality and price of their wines. The First Growths were the best. Today these legendary estates use casks coopered from the finest French oak, 150 to 200 year old trees from the forests of Troncais, Allier and Vosges.
Rhum Clément originates from the isle of Martinique which is situated in the French West Indies, between the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia and north of Trinidad & Tobago. The 1,128km² island is an overseas department of France thus a part of the European Union which also means the currency used on Martinique is the Euro.
The official language is French but most of the inhabitants speak Créole Martiniquais. Martinique's most important agricultural products are: pineapples, avocados, bananas, flowers, vegetables and of course, sugarcane. Martinique's rich soil or 'terroir' is optimal for sugar cane cultivation and about half of the grown sugar cane is used to make Rhum Agricole such as Clément Rhum Vieux that I am reviewing today.
"The quetzal's feathers are so beautiful that from this day forth this place shall be called Quetzaltenango"Famous phrase from 1524.
The story of Ron Zacapa begins in the Spanish province of Burgos with the union of the Botrán and Requejo families, in the early 20th century when they married their children. This marriage yielded 5 sons who later moved to a Guatemalan town called Quetzaltenango which is situated on the mountainside about 2,333 meters (7,655 feet) above sea level where the days are warm and the nights cool.
New Delhi, Sep 18 : Havana Club, the celebrated Cuban rum, is entering the Indian market. Its white rum is being launched by Havana Club International, a 50:50 joint venture between the French alcoholic beverages giant Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government.
“We are determined to make our whisky, so far as quality is concerned, of such a standard that nothing in the market shall come before it.”
Johnnie Walker is one of the most recognized and most widely distributed Scotch whisky brands in the world. Originally sold by John Walker in 1820 at his grocery store under the name Walker's Kilmarnock Whisky, it was not until his death in 1857 when his son Alexander Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II made the brand popular.
During Tales of the Cocktail this year, I decided to make a trip down to see Celebration Distillation – home of Old New Orleans Rum. I wanted to get an inside look at how this small American distillery was producing a unique collection of rums that they claim captures the essence of the Crescent City in a bottle.
I spent the morning putting together some notes, and then grabbed a taxi from the Hotel Monteleone to the distillery.
When I was presented the opportunity to review a new kind of rum tasting glass from Spirit Sippers, I decided to not only review their Flare rum tasting glass but also compare it against other glasses I’ve previously used to taste rum from.
This was an interesting opportunity to me as I’ve never before had a glass designed specifically for rum and I was excited to see if the shape of the glass really affects the entire tasting experience. The experiment would have been even more interesting had I had some Riedel tasting glasses but since I didn’t, I had to work with what I had. In the end I was quite pleased with the results of the test which you can read below.