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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Angostura Aged 5 Years

Posted by chez Jacquie on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Trinidad & Tobago 
Another day, another rum.  I polished this bottle off last night (Saturday).  It went pretty quickly which is always a good sign.  It's a pretty standard amber rum.  It is smooth and sweet, with the flavours of caramel and vanilla.  It's not nearly as complex as Angostura 1919 but it is much cheaper at $27.  I would defiitely buy it again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. 

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Angostura 1919

Posted by chez Jacquie on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Trinidad & Tobago 
It has a bit of a kick to it, and a little burn on the way down.  It has a rich caramel flavour as well and it is a deeper colour, like a cherry wood.  I love this Trinidadian rum. I can't wait to try the 1824 edition. Although I may have to save up a bit.  The bottle is also really neat and it has a real cork in the top.  I've given as a gift as well. 

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