Rum

Rum, glorious rum? Not quite, I suppose, but it should be. Rum far too often, sees its end in a tall glass with ice, accompanied by an unnamed, carbonated, dark-coloured caffeinated beverage. Sad, but true. The myriad styles: dark, amber, spiced and long-aged that were represented this year, are but the tip of the rum iceberg. From the full bodied and intense Guyanese versions, to the cinnamon spiced Canadian iteration, from cocktail rums to sipping rums, there was no shortage of excitement. When pairing rums with food, seek out sweeter and spiced rums to match heavily sauced dishes like pork ribs and mild barbecue sauce, whilst the more refined “sippers” should be enjoyed at the end of meal perhaps with dark chocolate. Delving into the cavalcade of sugar-cane based spirits is among life’s most wonderful pleasures. Matt Leslie

BEST IN CLASS

El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum
Guyana
$35 CSPC 912402

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Coro Coro Rum
Guatemala
$35-36 CSPC 783479

 

 

 

 

 

Black Magic Spiced Rum
Canada
$30 CSPC 781650

 

 

 

 

 

El Dorado 8 Year Old Rum
Guyana
$28-30 CSPC 767659

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum
Panama
$38-40 CSPC 238584

 

 

 

 

 

Spytail Black Ginger Rum
France
$38-39 CSPC 789110

 

 

 

 

 

Flor de Cana
Gran Centenario 18
Nicaragua
$50-55 CSPC 585836

 

 

 

 

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