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If there's a rum to have in your collection,this is one of them.made in copper pot still.You can really taste the molasses made from florida sugarcane.Excellent for sipping or with cola.They now offer tours of the distillary.
While I'm not a big fan of spiced rums, this one is the best I've tried. It's made with all natural spices, not as sweet as other spiced rums and the flavor reminded me a little of ginger bread. I've rated this among all the rums I've tried but if I were to rate spiced rums on their own, I'd give this a solid 10. My friend who shared it with me said he made egg nog with it that turned out great.
From the moment the bottle is lifted, until the last golden droplet has slowly slid down the tumbler and into your mouth... You know that there is something different. I have enjoyed a fair number of rums from around the world after many years of temporary assignments and this is one of the few that quite simply exceptional. The aroma is that soft gingerbread, brown sugar, slight vanilla and soft spirit that is that of the siren calling one to come hither and enjoy. The flavors are soft, subtitle, yet if one is patient you will begin to taste the various layers and notes, followed by a finish that is absent the harsh burn of some other rums. This stuff is wicked....good... and you will want more. This rum must be the rum that several of the beach bum musicians wrote about and will undoubtably lead to many more creative inspirations. There are several other specialty bottles that are made/released in limited productions and they are well worth the effort if you can find them. This distillery is located in Sarasota, Florida and well worth the trip. Try the others selection from Siesta Key... You will not be disappointed, but this is my favorite.
Kind of ironic that I try this spiced rum less than a week before Thanksgiving. It definitely smells and tastes of pumpkin spice (nice nutmeg). Very smooth rum with good after-warmth. Never a harsh burn. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to use this as a sipping rum and in Thanksgiving-themed mixers. Pumpkin punch anyone? Doesn't work as well in colas IMHO but does make for a unique combination. Siesta Key rum is made in small batches at a family-run distillery in Sarasota, Florida which happens to be about 12 miles from Siesta Key, Florida (initially I erroneously thought Siesta Key was somewhere between Miami and Key West). This rum has won awards and I understand why. Very good stuff.
Smelling this instantly reminded me of pumpkin pie! It's actually ok for a flavored rum, and I think pumpkin pie goes a lot better with rum than some of the other flavors I've tried (grape, lemon, etc). Still, I'm not as big a fan of the flavored rums as I am the traditional aged rums.
Smells and tastes of pumpkin pie, with nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla, this is definitely a decent rum. But I'm rating it against all rums, not just flavored rums (this is currently categorized as a 'spiced rum', but I believe it should be a 'flavored rum', though that doesn't effect my rating.)
All of the fall spices are present, with cinnamon and nutmeg up front. Eggnog and coffee based drinks should work well, probably works well in food recipes too.
Take my humble word, and buy it. Incredibly priced. Flavor is unearthly. Small batch, Florida grown ingredients. Sipping quality or epic mixer.
Wow. It's not often that you find a spiced rum that hasn't been sugared beyond reason. This one is definitely not too sweet. That's the good news.
The less-good news is that it has more nutmeg than a spice hut in the Banda Islands. In other words, too much. Nevertheless, it has garnered some great reviews here. Maybe it's me. Actually, with all the extra nutmeg, this rum might shine in a Painkiller. Definitely worth a try.
A wonderful rum from the Sunshine State with a rich nutmeg flavor that goes down smooth. Some people say its nutmeg tone is a little on the harsh side, but I think it's just right. I would highly recommend this for everyone's rum collection as it's a great rum that can be easily sourced by searching the Siesta Key website. This is definitely the rum I have in my cabinet representing the good old USA.
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