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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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Havana Club Extra Anejo-7 Years (Cuba): An attractive, sweet nose with strong flavors of butterscotch and cola that finishes with ripe raisins. A taster's choice.

Jumby Bay (AntiguaBarbados): A light, delicate rum with hints of butter and vanilla, but a slightly hot, herbal finish.

Mount Gay (Barbados): Unusual, iridescent yellow color. Some sweet butter notes on the nose, but ends hot and thin on the palate.

Myers's Rum (Jamaica): A deep, reddish orange, with a overpowering smoky, tobacco nose. Strong notes of clove and a lean, dry finish.

Pusser's Rum (bottled in U.S., blend of rums from Guyana, Trinidad, British Virgin Islands): Pale yellow, with clean, Chardonnay-like aromas. Light and smooth with notes of melon, toast and a soft, sweet finish.

Ron Viejo de Caldas (Colombia): Aromas of fried bananas and licorice. Anise flavors with a burnt sugar finish. Unusual complexity for a three-year-old rum.

Pampero Aniversario (Venezuela): A beautiful amber-orange. It has a wonderful Cognac-like nose with oak and vanilla notes. Allspice and sweet, caramel flavors dominate the palate. A taster's choice.

Zacapa Centenario (Guatemala): A 25-year-old rum. Marked by strong aromas and flavors of oak aging--dry walnuts and orange peel. Flavor notes of spice and brown sugar with a long, sweet finish

Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum

If you think the Boston Tea Party was about tea, then ask yourself this: Would grown men really get that worked up over a cup of tea? Actually, it's a rum story, and like much of rum's history, it is full of the fiery passion that only love or a good measure of grog can ignite.

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