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Tropical Delights

Fine Rums are at Their Best When Served Neat in a Snifter or Just Over Ice
Mark Vaughan
From the Print Edition:
Fidel Castro, Summer 94

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Bacardi Anejo (Puerto Rico): A clean bright rum. Well balanced, with a light body. Some spiciness with citrus and oak flavors.

Bacardi Gold Reserve (Puerto Rico): A straightforward rum with a nutty, vanilla nose, and some nut and spice flavors with a dry, buttery finish.

Bermudez Aniversario (Dominican Republic): Aromas of butterscotch followed with flavors of dried orange peel and cola with a sweet, fruity finish.

Ron Botran (Guatemala): A nice, aged rum with solid, oaky aromas and smooth, clean flavors of citrus and spice.

Brugal (Dominican Republic): A golden color with strong scents of cola. Tropical fruit flavors with caramel and butterscotch notes and a short finish.

Cockspur V.S.O.R. (Barbados):An iridescent, almost Day-Glo, yellow color. Mild spice aromas and flavors, but a taste of raw sugar cane.

Cruzan Gold (Virgin Islands): A basic rum. Some woody notes on the nose, but it is light and delicate with a neutral finish.

Flor de Caña Black Label (Nicaragua): A light five-year-old rum. Round, with a vanilla nose and a long, sweet finish with some butter notes.

Flor de Caña Grand Reserve (Nicaragua): A nicely balanced seven-year-old rum with a vanilla and citrus nose. Silky flavors with tropical fruit notes.

Gosling's Black Seal (Bermuda): A distinctive, coffee color, almost black, with strong aromas of cola and coffee. Deep flavors of cocoa bean, cola and a long finish of tropical fruits.

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