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Monday, November 17, 2014

Cockspur has Reintroduced "Old Gold Rum"

    According to the Rum Journal, Cockspur is reintroducing its "Old Gold Rum".   This was an expression that was not distributed in Florida, but one that I had the opportunity to enjoy while in Barbados.

     "Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery home."   Cockspur is one of the most popular brands on an island that rather legitimately claims to have invented the stuff.  

     On to the tasting of this five-years-aged pot-still rum.   The color is, unsurprisingly, a golden-hue of amber, with a pleasant aroma of caramel, molasses and a hint of honey.
The flavor profile is marked by caramel, honey, dried fruit, oak and a hint of spice.   It’s remarkably smooth, and exceedingly drinkable even when taken neat.   All in all, a quite drinkable rum, perfect neat, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.


    This is good new to see this expression being brought back to life.  It was a good rum for Cockspur and one I hope this time makes it into the Florida distribution system so I can offer it to my customers at the Rum Bar in Key West.  ;o)

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