|Woodland Estate Sugar Plantation in 18th Century|
|Steam Power within the factory|
I found both the "Old Grog" and the "#37" examples to be very special. The Old Grog, named the "King's Rums of his Majesty George III of England. Casks of the King's rum were lab
eled "GROG, an acronym for "Georgius Rex Old Grenada". Old Grog has a light golden color with a fruity nose. The medium bodied fruity and almond notes carry into the palate. The finish turns dry very rapidly and leaves you with peppery notes ant the end.
Clarke's Court #37 Rum was introduced at Nick's Barrel House on the factory grounds by Leroy Nickles on April 16, 2010. The rum's name is drawn from the year ( 1937) that the factory first opened to produce rums. Mr. Neckles said “I want all of you to feel a sense of pride in this unique aspect of our heritage and to recommend #37; to friends, family and associates; as the ultimate experience in Grenadian rums”. "Master Blender Ahmad Rasheed, gave a inspiring overview on the making of #37, but the evening was not without its lighter moments; as Mr. Devon Date, Production Manager of Clarke's Court, entertained patrons with his graphic demonstration of tasting techniques. Blend#37 did not disappoint and those present were high in praises of the rum; commenting" especially on its bouquet, taste and presentation.
Clark's Court #37 like Old Grog has a very tropical fruity and spicy aroma. This leads right on to the palate where you pick up the flavors of the fruits and spices of the "Spice Island". This is a medium bodied rum that subtly tickles your taste buds without overwhelming you mouth. The smoothness of this rum carries on to the finish where there is a subtle fruitiness enhancing the slightly dry and lingering finish.
I am working on bringing this wonderful Old Grog and #37 rum to the Rum Bar in Key West, hopefully in time for the Holiday celebrations. ;o)