Thursday, May 10, 2012

Botran Reserva: Great Guatemalan Rum Headed for a Day in the Rum Lab

     This is a deep copper colored rich rum that has aromas of oak, caramel, and some fruity notes as well.  It is a somewhat sweet to the taste, highlighting oak and caramel, but the flavor does change some what with each taste, a bit complex in nature.   The finish is long and complex as well, it has a balanced blend of the oak and the sherry that was rested in the barrels prior to the rum.    This is a rich classic Guatemalan rum with all of the rich and flavorful characteristics of it's heritage.

     Tuesday we will be taking the Botran Reserva to the Rum Lab in preparation for a rum promotion on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend at the Rum Bar in Key West.     We are excited about creating some new cocktails especially for this event and having our friends stop by and enjoy them at a special reduced price.     One of the best daiquiri recipes we've developed used the Botran Reserva and it has been very popular with the bar crowds as well as with my friends on the boat.

Bahama Bob's Botran Daiquiri
  • 2 oz. Botran Reserva
  • 1/2 oz. J.D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 3/4 oz. Cane Syrup
  • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.   Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange zest and a lime wheel.

     Keep watching for more as we examine this fine rum in the Rum Lab next week, this should be a really fun testing for all of us that are involved.   ;o)