Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Selected by Berrys'" 11 Year Old Barbados Rum

     Founded in 1698, the cellars of Berry Bros. & Rudd have been, for centuries, a temporary resting place not only for the very finest wines, but many very exquisite spirits including rums from all over the world.

     Perhaps lesser known, our range of spirits has been expanding year on year, and exponentially since we first introduced Berrys’ Own Spirits in 2003.   As have the accolades and awards that their spirits team have received in recognition of their expertise and passion for sourcing and blending all of the spirits in the collection.   Berry’s strives to provide unparalleled quality and service.

     These ideals were perhaps never more in evidence than in the selection of “The Berrys’ Selected Spirits”.   Carefully chosen and blended by the spirits team, led by Douglas McIvor, they represent the standard-bearers of style and quality for rums from the region.
     Rums from the former Spanish American colonies (Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic) have commonly a light, crisp, clean taste.
     Former English colonies share a tradition for darker, sweeter, richer Rums, with a pronounced molasses flavor. Rums from Barbados where distilleries date back to the mid 1600’s, probably some of the oldest operating rum producers in the world.   There are other regions like Fiji, Bermuda, Belize, the Demerara region of Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad and Jamaica that still produce some of the finest aged rums in the world.
    Berry's 11 Year Old Barbados Rum is a very fine example of the rums that come from this operation.  It has the aroma of sweet fruits followed by the notes of rich figs and raisins on the palate and a smooth rich and lingering finish that prolongs the wonderful fruitiness of the palate.
     If you are able to get a hold of one of these wonderful "Selected by Berrys' rums don't miss the opportunity.  They are really a marvelous experience.   ;o)