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The Scarlet Ibis Gold is a rum produced by Trinidad Distillers Limited. Aged for a minimum of 5 years, it is a blend of rums from Trinidad and Tobago, distilled using column stills and aged in ex-bourbon casks. The ABV is 43%. Trinidad Distillers Limited has been producing rum since 1949 and is located in the heart of Laventille, Trinidad.
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I found this rum to be quite good, but not great. My tastes lean more to the sweetness of the El Dorado's or the whiskey like tastes of Bacardi Reserva Limitada or Havana Club aged rum.
This rum is special because it´s a bit harsh and at the same time it`s an important component in certain tiki drinks giving the drink a funk and it mixes well with other rums. It´s not a rum for everybody and certainly not a beginner´s rum.
fair rum. 49% ABV and initially sems quite Caroni like.
However despite its young age an ice cube opens up the flavour held within the spirit. A very nice and different style of rum.
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.
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.
When it comes to my bar staples of rum for casual enjoyment I either swap between this and Pyrat. I remember the old recipe for pyrat, the one that was a little drier and a lot less sweet. This reminds me of that. The initial sip has a little more burn than usual, but that doesn't bother me.
This is an outstanding dry estery rum that has a lot of clove flavor to it. tastes like a spiced rum but it not. Adds a very unique aspect to mixed drinks, especially when used as the jamaican component in a Mai Tai.
This is a lovely well-rounded rum; somewhat dry and perfectly spicy. this is really smooth for a 3-5yo spirit. At 49% you would expect it to be hotter than it tastes too.
This goes on the short list. VERY WELL DONE!!!!!
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.
"This is a very special rum..."
"The Scarlet Ibis rum review via Chemistry of the Cocktail"
"The truly uncommon genesis for this light, copper colored..."
"Patrick from Uncommon Caribbean reviews The Scarlet Ibis rum."
"On the tip of the tongue, there are notes of lavender and honey..."
"The Scarlet Ibis rum review from Okole Maluna"
The nose is quite light. .
"It is quite dry. The sweetness doesn’t last long on the tongue before being taken over by the more latin notes."
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Brilliant 10 out of 10
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.