Alas, we fell behind on rum quest yet again, so to make up for this Casey and I have declared march RUM QUEST MONTH!!!!
Every Wednesday in March we will add new rum reviews.
I recently tried some Bacardi torch cherry rum at a buddy’s house. I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor. I mixed myself a rum and cola and ended up drinking a cherry cola. Lots of flavor, a very nice mixing rum. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to sip straight up, the bottle was almost empty, but I feel the flavor could be very overpowering without a mixer.
This is a very good bar shelf rum. Enjoy.
Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Lime rum
Captain Morgan Lime Bite
Got these rums as a Xmas gift from a co-worker, not being a huge fan of these rums decided to try in a cooking recipe, with outstanding results.
1 cup rum (light or dark, in this case the afore mentioned lime rum)
1 1/2 lbs. steak (your choice, something that works well to marinade)
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2-3 cloves finley chopped garlic
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2oz. oil or butter (only if you choose to fry the steak)
Cut steak into bite size pieces and trim excess fat. Place steak in a bowl, season with salt & pepper to taste. Add rum, sauces, garlic and mustard. Mix well. Marinate in fridge for at least 1 hr. Grill steak on skewers until done or fry up in fry pan with oil or butter until brown.
Another gift rum, from the state of Wisconsin, Roaring Dan’s maple flavored rum.
While certainly not a traditional rum, this was a pleasant surprise.
Extremely light in color, not a clear rum, but not even golden. Not much in the way of rum legs either. A sweet pungent nose leads to a sweet strong palate. The maple comes out just before the finish. A couple drops of water or an ice-cube really open up all the flavors, nothing new is presented, just enhanced. The finish has a little warm burn but not harsh. Much smoother than one would think. A fun addition to your rum bar, if you so desire.
Next week:Travellers Gold Rum
from Dominican Republic