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Wild Tiger Special Reserve rum is produced in India using a blend of molasses and cane juice distillates, before aging in American oakwood casks which once stored Bourbon Whiskey. 10% of Wild Tiger's profits are donated to the Wild Tiger Foundation to protect Tigers around the world.
Serious improvement needed
The cause for this rum is an amazing thing to go towards tiger conservation. This lists it as a Panama rum when in fact it's Indian. It's nothing of note more than a mixing rum but you can source better flavour as this one isn't memorable in the slightest...
Produced in the Indian state of Kerala. Aged in American-oak bourbon casks, it's an aromatic rum with notes of primarily vanilla and caramel on your palette, with butterscotch and earthy notes thanks to the sugarcane. While traditional Indian rum is usually 100% molasses, Wild Tiger predominantly retains the same base (derived from multi-column stills production) but is also blended with some percentage of cane-juice spirit (derived from double distillation in pot stills). Dark red mahogany colour but that is the only impressive characteristic. It does mix well with Coke, if you like Vanilla Coke
The initial flavour hit isn’t great, strong sour and with grassy hints. Only a little spice. It gets better after a few seconds with a maple syrup tinge, but the long finish doesn’t linger well. Maybe a few added ingredients make it interesting, but certainly not on my top shelf. Does mix well with coke which brings some vanilla out.
Not a premium rum by any means, you buy this for the packaging and for the noble cause behind it.
Which is exactly what I did, and it revealed itself to be a decent mixer for a lazy night. Very sweet and not very complex with strong banana and even stronger vanilla hits. A basic rum that is not great by any means but is not horrible by any either.
Great Packaging and noble cause. Very few Tigers in the world remaining. The Rum itself it unique because of Molasses and Agricole blend. Lot of nice Vanilla and Toffee notes.
Little bit zesty and over all a decent pour for the price.
Now I may try the spicy one.
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