Diplomático adds Mantuano aged rum to Tradition Range
February 20, 2017 at 5:15am
Mantuano Ron Extra Añejo rum's name translates as "local nobleman" and is inspired by Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez, the 19th century character that inspirits the legend of Diplomático rums.
Don Juancho used his position of influence to benefit the development of his local region and to pursue his passion for travel and the discovery of new spirits, mainly rums. His significant impact on the rum industry and the appreciation of fine spirits in Venezuela is legendary.
This new expression in Diplomático's Tradition Range combines DUSA's signature column, batch kettle and pot still distillates created from molasses and sugar cane honey.
Aged up to eight years in white oak casks that previously held Bourbon and malt whiskey, Mantuano is precisely blended using 40% heavy pot still rum and 60% light and semi-heavy rums from the column and batch kettle stills for a fine balance.
Aromas of dried dark fruit, oak and a delicate spiciness are revealed. On the palate, a complex entry of dried fruits, wood and vanilla is well balanced, leading to a warm, semi-dry finish.
With a taste profile ideal for mixing in luxury cocktails, Mantuano's rich body and delightful complexity will also appeal to those that prefer to drink it neat.
Mantuano is bottled at 40% abv and priced at $24.
read more --> Robs Rum Guide
Robs Rum Guide database --> Diplomático Mantuano
Rum Minute video review --> Diplomático adds Mantuano aged rum to Tradition Range
Dave Broom Rum Seminars featured at Miami Rum Fest
February 16, 2017 at 5:15am
Attendees of the Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo in April are in for a treat with upcoming Dave Broom Rum Seminars: "Fathoming The Bowl" and "The Rum Treasure Map."
Award-winning author Dave Broom will present his unique and original series of seminars on the weekend of April 22-23 relating to his new book entitled Rum: The Manual.
Dave has been writing about drinks for more than 25 years and has twice won a Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year and for Drinks Writer of the Year.
Rum's Rightful Place In the Spirits World
The new book seeks to dispel any mistaken assumptions about rum and it's rightful place in the pantheon of great spirits.
"This is not just a world spirit; it is a world-class spirit and has been for longer than any of us realized. It's time to celebrate rum's diversity and versatility. Charge your glasses."
Dave Broom Rum Seminars
|At 5pm on Saturday, April 22 Dave Broom will present a seminar for attendees of the Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo entitled "Fathoming The Bowl." He explores rum's peculiar history and the drinks which shaped the world. Dave Broom will be leading rum enthusiasts on a gentle wander through key points in rum's complex and convoluted history -- what were the rums, how were they made, what drinks did they make -- and plotting the rums on his newly developed Flavour Map. There could well be singing!
|At 3:30pm on Sunday, April 23 Dave offers more details with "The Rum Treasure Map." While we all agree that having an increasing number of rums appearing on a daily basis is great news, it can't be denied that it's getting kinda confusing to work out what the differences are between them all. That's why he created the Rum Flavor Map for his latest book Rum: The Manual. He'll be explaining how it was put together and how it can be used -- by tasting a load of rums from all points. Find your comfort zone, workout where to explore next, see stylistic similarities and differences. It could well change the way you think about rum.
Rum: The Manual
Dave Broom will be on hand at Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo to sign copies of the new book.
It's about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer and about the best rum for a classic daiquiri. And, it's about rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in all kinds of ways.
The days of rum being seen as a minor spirit are over. The category has been reborn in recent years with developments such as the rise of premium aged rums and spiced rums. The range of rums available has widened dramatically, with tiki bars in every major city globally. Add in cachaça -- Brazil's native cane spirit -- and you have a hugely popular distillate. So there's no surprise that the premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate -- from 23 percent per annum in the US to 74 percent per annum in France, for example.
The mission of this book is to bust some myths and to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum -- how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky.
Dave provides a comprehensive history of rum's sticky and storied past, as well as tasting notes for more than 100 different rums, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique and Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums.
In addition, he provides scored notes for how each rum stands up to five different preparations – with coconut water, ginger beer, cola, clementine juice and in a daiquiri. This, along with the flavor camp system Dave created, will help you to find your preferred rum and to create the perfect mix every time.
Rum: The Manual is available at books at stores worldwide and online at Amazon.com an other major retailers.
More Limited Edition Rums featured at Miami Rum Fest
January 25, 2017 at 5:15am
Robert Burr is searching the world for the most exclusive limited edition rums, rare bottles and exotic expressions to share with his friends at the annual Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo in April.
Now in its ninth year, his annual forum of rum enthusiasts, professionals and experts began as a modest gathering of a thousand rum fanatics enjoying about a hundred rums from a couple of dozen major producers. Over the past decade, The Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo expanded into the world's largest rum event, bringing the best rum producers and the most devoted fans to Miami from all over the globe.
For 2017, the event is focusing it's attention on discovering new rums, upscale expressions, luxury spirits from the farthest reaches of the world — as well as the best American rum producers.
"Florida is the number one market for rum in the world. Miami has been home to the biggest and best rum gathering on the planet for many years," said Robert Burr. "Size is good, but quality is better. Our mission is to gather the very best limited edition rums and invite the most appreciative rum enthusiasts to share our discoveries."
More Limited Edition Rums on display
The establishment of the festival's VIP Tasting Bar set the tone for a more serious sampling of rare, limited edition and vintage rums. Upscale consumers responded positively and enthusiastically to these luxury offerings.
Expanding the depth and breadth of these exceptional rums is a priority for festival organizers in 2017 as more of these limited edition rum products come to market in South Florida.
Among the many fine rums to be sampled at the VIP Tasting Bar are Barbancourt's rare 150th Anniversary edition from Haiti, Mount Gay's very limited 50th Anniversary of Independence Extra Old rum from Barbados; the exquisite limited edition Facundo's Paraiso XA from the Bacardi family private reserves; Zacapa's ultra-rare 30 year old Centenario from Guatemala; Flor de Caña 25 Year Old aged rum from Nicaragua; Rhum Clement XO vintage blend from the 1970s; the rare Matusalem 23 year old Gran Reserva from Dominican Republic; the 1980 vintage El Dorado 25 year old aged rum from Guyana; Don Pancho's Origenes, ultra-rare 30 Year Old aged rum from Panama; and Appleton Estate's rare Master Blender's Legacy Reserve from Jamaica, which is no longer available...
read more --> Rob's Rum Guide
Rum Arôme 28 from Panama
January 5, 2017 at 5:15am
Among the most exclusive and expensive rums on the market, the new Rum Arôme 28 year old presents a luxury aged rum experience for serious rum collectors and connoisseurs.
Rum Arôme 28 is produced by a life-long master of rum in Panama and packaged for the luxury market, this rare rum expression is limited to 500 bottles worldwide.
The rum is distilled in a vintage copper column still and aged in used whiskey barrels for 28 years before a careful blending brings all the elements into a near perfect balance.
Aromas include brown sugar, charred whiskey wood, honey, baking spice, ripe butter and leather, with a hint of black pepper. A very smooth sweet entry builds big warmth at mid-palate before drying out with lingering vanilla and big wood over dried fruit, offering hints cinnamon, cocoa and allspice. Notes of white raisins and butter linger in the long finish.
Rum Arôme 28 is available at select retailers with limited availability online from Passion Spirits. The suggested list price is about $600.
read more --> Robs Rum Guide
Robs Rum Guide database --> Rum Arôme 28
Rum Minute video review --> Rum Arôme 28