Tag archive for ‘rum’
“It was quickly realised that alcohol was a preservative for spices, fruits, even humans such is the tale of the most famous ‘spiced’ rum of Nelson’s blood.”
This distinctive rum from the Philippines is one you’ll remember and is now available through icon Beverages
The Caribbean: we often talk about the Caribbean in passing when we’re talking about rum and rum drinks. But how much do we really know about these places? We’ve put together a couple of snaps, a few stats and more importantly, a few drinks that you might see at each of the following stops in the Caribbean.
Name a spirit that evokes escape better than rum. No? Nothing? Didn’t think so. The picture of rum and sun and ‘somewhere you’d rather be’ are central to so many recipes that bartenders reach for when they reach for the rum…
The latest in a rash of rum bars to open, and below the tequila joint du jour El Topo, comes this footloose and fancy-free joint, Chimmi’s. What’s on the menu? Rum, rum, and oh, more rum?
There’s just 18 days to go til Sydney Bar Week 2013 kicks off. With that and this bout of warmer weather in mind, we got to thinking about rum — lots of rum. Because on Sunday the 22nd of September the rum-market paradise of Sugarcane Sunday returns.
It must be a pretty good time to be a rum importer right now — one might even go as far as saying that 2013 turned out to be the year of the rum bar. And back in February (and also in Fitzroy) came this cracking new rum joint, The Rum Diary Bar.
It looks like this is the month when the rum switch got flicked! From the team that brought you such bars as Lily Blacks and Mr Wow’s Emporium (see our December issue on that), comes a new bar that draws on all things Cuba, Los Barbudos…
It feels as those every other week we’re writing about a new bar opening up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The latest bar to hit the CBD — The Lobo Plantation —promises plenty of good eats and most importantly, rum.
“Julius Lobo was a sugar baron who owned about 17 or 19 sugar mills in Cuba in the early 1900s,” said Jared Merlino (ex-Ivy Pool Club), one of the owners of the new venture. “So he sort of defined that era in Cuba when Americans were coming down during Prohibition. Then it came to an end when the revolution came through and kicked him off the island,” he said.
The world of rum is a diverse one. And, thanks to there being no unifying authority, the types of products that are called rum vary widely in their flavour profiles. There are, loosely speaking, a few different styles of rum that drinkers can identify. They’re based on old geographical and cultural roots and it is remarkable how these styles have come down the ages.