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Excellent product, just picked up from K&L after we tried SHANNON MUSTIPHER'S TIKI BLEND at SF Rum Fest with Tiki Lindy & @The Rum Champion https://www.instagram.com/reel/CylIWfrrlq_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Meeting Shannon and the Myrtle Bank team at Tiki Oasis was a pleasure. I received Shannon's book and purchased both expressions. I tried a cocktail with "TIKI BLEND" in the Myrtle Bank Punch recipe, with its Jamaican Rum, lime, grenadine, sugar, and maraschino liqueur float, creates a delightful blend of tropical flavors reminiscent of the 1940s.
Purchased a bottle of Myrtle Bank Tiki Blend for $69 and the Single Cask for $100. Both are very different in good ways. Tiki blend is an exquisite fusion of tropical flavors. Opening with a burst of ripe pineapple and a hint of zesty citrus, it creates an immediate sense of the tropics. The palate unfolds into a harmonious dance of coconut and vanilla, providing a luscious and creamy texture. A subtle undercurrent of Jamaican spices adds depth and complexity, while the finish is both vibrant and smooth, leaving a lingering sweetness reminiscent of tropical paradise. Myrtle Bank Tiki Blend masterfully captures the essence of Tiki culture, making it a captivating choice for those seeking a sophisticated and indulgent rum experience.
Undeniably Jamaican, but the funk is definitely dialed back. Lighter burn on the nose than you might expect at 50% ABV, and you do feel that warmth, yet it goes down smoothly. Lightly sweet, with some competing bitter notes. Mildly fruity, some spice - hints of cinnamon and clove, a bit of vanilla. Light bodied with a short finish, barely hinting of molasses. A nice, light gold color. It's definitely sippable.
I don't know for sure that this was created with the specific intent of mixing - but it seems like it maybe it was. My sense is that it will provide a needed rumminess for mixed cocktails while allowing other component flavors to shine through. I haven't tried it yet in a cocktail, hoping to do so soon, and provide an update.
I do like it. it's limited, which makes it a bit more fun. Same, cool bottle as the "standard" 10, but different labeling of course, and I think is Donn Beach, not Vic Bergeron that was known for ""Rum Rhapsodies", so a little correction is in order. (Or I'm terribly mistaken...) Although the price is less expensive than its cousin, it is still not practical as a mixing rum at around $70.00, nor is it the best rum I've had for the price - you can do more flavorful and fulfilling for less money. Still, I recommend giving it a spin! You could do a lot worse.
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