The Rum Blog

Growing up, I seem to remember that half my family members drank gin (& tonic) while the other half drank rum (& coke). This is in addition to wine, beer, and anything else that the occasion might have demanded. My background is a combo of English, Irish, and Scottish so family gatherings were never lacking in libations...

I am not sure exactly when, but I ended up on the rum side of the family. That is not to say that I never drink gin (or other liquors), but my go-to beverage is rum & coke. Like my maternal grandmother, I initially favoured Bacardi white (I know, BO-RING). I eventually got out of that rut, and decided to go on a mission; a very yummy rummy, rum-tasting mission. 
Join me as I travel through all the rums at the LCBO and outre mer ("across the sea") as well.
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Pyrat Rum XO Reserve

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : USA 
I feel like I've been shirking my responsibilities.  But I swear, I've been drinking rum as fast as I can!  I got down to business tonight and polished off this bottle which I had picked up a while ago.  It's got a lot going on.  The bottle itself is quite cool and it's also quite heavy.  I like rums that have a cork.  This one also has a 'scarf', a booklet, a charm and a handwritten label that apparently provides a unique number that verifies hand-bottling.

The rum is a very rich, al...

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The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Posted by chez Jacquie on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : USA 
"Release the Kraken!" -Liam Neeson as Zeus in Clash of the Titans. 'nough said. Excellent rum, but not as strong or as harsh as I expected based on the fact that it's called "black spiced rum" (see also Gosling's).  Although it does have a slightly higher alchohol content than usual (at 47%).  And any bottle that has Latin on it is ok by me. ;)  The label art appears as though it were from a Medieval Latin Bestiary (a text that described animals, some real, some not).  It's also got...

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