The Scarlet Ibis rum was initially produced for exclusive use by the Death & Co bar in New York, and now available in available to the public in limited quantities as supplies last.
This rum is a blend of pot-still rums from Trinidad that were aged 3-5 years in white oak casks. The name is derived from the bright pink Scarlet Ibis bird, which is native to the Caribbean and adorns the bottle.
Recommendable to most
This rum is better than I expected based on the price. It's a little dryer than most, but still has some sugar, honey, and vanilla to it. The spice is very interesting; it's kind of unique (maybe allspice?) but quite good. Also has oak and pie crust.
A little stronger at 49%abv, but still very drinkable straight.
Fresh and light aroma. Smells like sweetened sea water with a subtle brininess to it, in a good way. Interesting peppery harshness at the front. The back end is where you find the faint molasses flavor. The finish is surprisingly smooth. No burn in the throat but a pleasant heat in the chest (that 49% doe). Would work great in a well crafted cocktail when looking to add a sharp flavor profile as opposed to sweetness. Definitely not an entry level sipping rum but enjoyable neat or on the rocks when looking for a peppery smack in da mouth.
Unfortunately my bottle didn't come as pictured above with the attractive long neck and cork top. Better luck next bottle.
Taste perfection, the absolute poster child for a young rum. It show's in style that a perfect rum does not need to be old. It just needs to be made with skill.
No caramel added, aged for 3 years, a good high flavour carrying proof and pot stilled. Slightly too expensive at 45€ which means I won't buy it often but it still maintains a 10/10 because it is just that well made.
A thoroughly enjoyable straight sipper.
This rum may not be the most beautiful of rums, but it is - hands down - one of the best rums that i have tried.
The taste is sharp but at the same time delicate and savory.
If you prefer a rum that is not to heavy on fruit taste, you should try this.
It's a young rum and it's 49% abv, so it's harsher than other rums in it's price range. But for as light as it is, it offers a lot of complexity with notes of grass and salt air.
Enjoyed a bottle of The Scarlet Ibis Rum while in San Francisco. Unique bottle and label design. Golden color. Plenty of pepper, spices and some tropical fruits to your nose and palate. Surprisingly strong burn at the end being such a dry rum. Unique for sure. Not my cup of tea though.
Hits hard with a sharp clean aroma but finishes smooth. A fantastic mixer, one of the best with Coke, that carries its own through the entire drinking experience. I like this rum and believe it is a staple for the true rum fan...
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