This Jamaican Mezan XO makes a mean daiquiri.
A very good article about why rum has been getting more (much deserved) attention recently.
From Jamaica to Belize, the elite new sipping rums that are raising the bar
Rums from Barbados tend to be what I like to sip, but Jamaican rums are the absolute best for mixing.
Everything You Need to Know About Jamaican Rum
Wow! I just made a mojito with Doorly's 8. It's going to be hard going back to my regular (1/3 the price) rum after this. I may have ruined myself.
This Doorly's is an excellent entry-level sipper, but not as good as their 12-year. It's good in an Old Fashioned, but makes Coke taste bitter/astringent. The Premise is fine...but only after a couple drops of water. It sort of tastes like baking spices.
And here's part 2 of the #rum article. Very interesting to know more about adulteration in the beverage industry. I know first-hand about food scandals. More people need to care about this.
This is a very good article about #rum. While I'm not quite as strict as Richard Seale (of Foursquare fame), I mostly agree with him.
My 2018 #reading consisted mostly of nonfiction, & only 2 works of fiction (but 1 was #HistoricalFiction). The topics were mostly about life in the #MiddleAges, #Macau, & #bread. But I did read a #JinYong novel, a novel about the #Dutch in #Taiwan, & a book about #rum. As always I hope to read more next year.
Caribbean Rum resurgence: 'Hellish liquor' to premium product
I just finished reading Rum: The Manual by Dave Broom.
How Foursquare Became the Pappy of Rum
Richard Seale’s vision of affordably priced, “honest rum” has created a frenzy within the spirits world.
This is a very good article on Foursquare Distilleries & Richard Seale. I've tasted a few of their rums (RL Seale's 10-year, Zinfandel Cask Blend, & 2004), & they definitely are tasty...provided they're not ridiculously priced.
Here's a good writeup on esters in #rum, & may explain why my bottle of Mezan Jamaica XO is only good for a daiquiri & not for sipping.
FYI, this is what rum looks like without added color. Also, these rums don't contain any added sweeteners or other flavors. The #Mezan says "lightly filtered".
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