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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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This is a good bottle, kind of hard to find in these parts but worth treasuring once you track some down.
Keep it simple. Daiquiri with a splash of allspice dram and you are all. Set.
Like a softer old santa teresa before they made the formula sweet. At 59%abv its surprisingly smooth
View: Pours light gold.
Nose: Very banana forward with a ltitle vanilla in there to boot.
Initial Tasting: Banana and spice up front; little bite.
Body: Vanilla lingers a bit with banana still ruling the roost.
Fade: Finishes with vanilla and banana on the tongue.
Hits hard with a sharp clean aroma but finishes smooth. A fantastic mixer, one of the best with Coke, that carries its own through the entire drinking experience. I like this rum and believe it is a staple for the true rum fan...
Very young. Smooth with a subtle bite that is really enjoyable. No depth. No complexity. Light finish. This is indeed a good young rum. I just don’t like young rum. Not do I understand it fully. “Leave this in the damn barrel”. It is good enough to produce a real beauty in a few years!
Smells like wet hay and tropical fruit skin, then tastes real hot and fruity with a little toffee. I was only sampling this at a bar, and sipping it straight was less than pleasant, but I could see this being lovely in cocktails or on the rocks!
If I get the chance to experiment further, I'll be sure to update!
A bit strong straight up, but it mixed okay. I will give it some more time (and tastes) and adjust the rating as appropriate. A 5.5 on my scale..
Tasted at Laka Lono on 1/14/20. My first Austrian rum. This makes for a good mixing rum, but likely not to be consumed neat. Vanilla aroma, soft caramel. The pepper burn clings on your tongue.
I saw the positive reviews on this board, so i figured I'd check it out. First-off, and this is of minor significance, but online images gave me the idea that this had a cork-cap, yet i was dissapointed to receive my Scarlet Ibis with a screw-cap... sorry, I just hat screw-caps!
Now, little more to the point - the real dissapointment came when i took my first taste: The rum was completley off-balance, inelegantly bottled at 49% (which i don't usually mind). Before any flavours reached my mouth or nose, i was overwhelemed by blatant notes of acetone. After the overpowering ethanol died down there were supple of hints of vanilla and tropical fruits, but overall it was just way to harsh for me.
However, as a mixer it worked alright with coke but that's about it... Sorry guys, can't see what all the fuss is about
"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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Decent 7 out of 10
To be honest it’s just ok. I got interested in this rum after hearing it was commissioned by Death & Co. and that it’s made in Trinidad so I really expected a lot more out of it. There’s not much personality to it which may have been the point of it was intended for cocktails. Not sure I’d buy this again.