Click for shelf-talkerAromas of tropical fruit and orange blossoms flow upward from the glass. It opens with maple, then opens broadly into flavors of fresh apples. Honey crisp apples and baked apples roll across the palate before the alcohol heat makes its appearance. It ends with a touch of smoke. This is a nice sipping rum, or try it in place of vodka in a very spicy bloody mary, letting the sweetness counteract the heat, and the smoke adding an extra dimension to Sunday brunch. Highly Recommended. 90 Points.

WHO: Privateer
WHAT: Rum
WHERE:  US, Massachusetts, Essex County
DESIGNATION: Silver Reserve
PROOF: 80
HOW MUCH:$26 (media sample)

 

 

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