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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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Never saw this one in actual Trinidad.
Good for sipping and mixers!
Strong natural cinnamon and vanilla notes make it taste like the 1790s! 🏴☠️
Did not buy a bottle, just sampled at bar. Kinda glad I did. Certainly not bad, but rather thin for a sipper, better as a mixer IMO
This rum from Trinidad is slightly sweet golden rum, very dry and floral similar to an agricole. Enjoyable easy to drink, not my normal drink but worth trying. Taste young 3-4 years but good.
I finally got my hands on a bottle of this blend of 3-5 year old rums from Trinidad. And yes, it has enough Caroni in it to be able to detect this. At only $27 US per bottle, this can be called the poor man's Caroni. For those who ever wanted to know what Caroni tasted like and can't find or afford any, this one is your chance. It is bottled dry at 49% ABV and was commissioned about 4 years after Caroni went out of business by a famous cocktail lounge in NYC known as Death & Co. Some of these bottles remain for sale, but are extremely hard to find. Hopefully, the dirty notes of the Caroni portion will not reveal their ugly head as the rum slowly disappears in my bottle.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"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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My number 2. 8 out of 10
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.