And if so, for how long?
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I like to try my rum when when I first pour it, and then let it rest 5–10 minutes. Rums vary, but I think after 15–20 minutes most have improved noticeably :)
As the saying goes, A minute in the glass for every year in the barrel.
When I open a new bottle, I let the rum sometimes up to one hour in the glass bevor I take the first real sip.
It's always amazing how sometimes some "bad" rum turns into a nice one.
If the bottle is once opened I usually wait for 15 - 30 minutes.
I like the change of the flavour during the time in the glass, sometimes 2 hours or more bevor I emptied it.
I have almost the same routine as pitatejabez. The only difference being after the first sip, I drop a ice cube or a little water in the glass then leave it for 10 minutes.
I agree. Letting the rum sit in the glass at least 10 min can improve the flavor.
I like to compare doing it both ways to experience how letting rum breathe alters the taste and smell. This same holds true to sipping a rum neat and then adding an ice cube or splash of water to it to bring out other components of the rum!
I like to let rum breath for a bit, I don't really have a set amount of time but letting it breath seems to
bring out the flavors a bit more. When you open a bottle and take a taste it will be easy to see the
difference 10 or 15 minutes later.
I wonder if it would make a difference to use an aerator typically used for wine?
After reading this discussion I decided to give it a try. And yes, I can notice a difference after a certain time: the scent of some rums gets wider after a few minutes.
You will definitely be able to taste and smell changes in the rum from the moment you first open the rum to the time you taste it after letting it rest for oxygen to alter the flavor and aroma.
Having said this, by adding a splash of water or ice cube to your rum, the flavor will become different than drinking it neat.
I'm a little late to this but I will say that I'll leave a good amount in a glass no less than 10 hours depending on rum. Zafra is a great example of a good rum that turn amazing after a few hours left out. The brown sugar and vanilla notes are insanely strong at 10 - 24 hours. But you have to pour a sizable amount or you risk off-gassing all the alcohol, then it'll be terrible. But other rums like Plantation I only let sit while I dink (lol) it as I find the flavors diminish if left out too long.
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