Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rum-Pum Pum Pum: Lift Your (Holiday) Spirits at H&F Bottle Shop

It's the feature spirit in eggnog, and gives warmth and depth of flavor to a number of holiday desserts, including but not limited to the somewhat infamous fruit cake.  H&F Bottle Shop is proud to announce the arrival of some top-notch rums that will make your time around the fireplace just a little cozier, no matter what recipe calls for rum in your holiday spread. 

Blackwell Jamaica Rum 40% abv - Blackwell Jamaican Rum was created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. The dark, golden variety tastes heavily of coconut and vanilla, lending both seasonal warmth and tropical flare to the rum. The slight scent of green banana leaf is the sign of a well-made Jamaican Rum. 


Zaffra "Master Reserve" 21 yr old Panama Rum 40% abv - This rum is produced by Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez--a man with many rum projects throughout Cuba and Panama, and favorable professional relationships with distillers in Scotland and Poland. This dram is aged for a minimum of 21 years in ex-bourbon barrels before going to bottle. The initial taste is reminiscent of vanilla bourbon, followed by toffee and molasses flavors, along with hints of cherry and blackberry near the end of each sip.

Lemon Hart 151 proof Guyana Rum - This high-proof rum is distilled from demerara sugar (a large-grain, unrefined sugar) and has a fragrant, fruitcake-like scent with layers of cinnamon, raisins, and apricot. If you're lucky, you may catch a batch of egg nog this season featuring the Lemon Hart and some Allspice Dram from Bitter Truth. It's the easiest 151 to mix with because it has such a complex nose.

Rum = Yum!  Get some in your holidays.

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