Thursday, January 2, 2014

On the 15 Year Old Rhum Barbancourt

     It was my pleasure to sip a snifter of Rhum Barbancourt 15 year old Estate Reserve rum the other night as I sat on the aft deck watching the day turning into evening.    This was a perfect evening to enjoy the one of Rhum Barbancourt's finest expressions.  The complex aromas of citrus fruit and spices draw you into this spirit's fruity and spicy flavors that are sparked by cinnamon and pepper on the tongue.  With the last glowing of the sun, you enjoy the long lasting flavors of the returning citrus and spice flavors.  This is a truly fine aged rum made in the purest manor for the palates of the true rum connoisseur.

    This rum is the work of a distillery that has been in Haiti for more than 150 years, Rhum Barbancourt is one of the finest rum companies around.   Today Rhum Barbancourt is being run by the fourth generation of the Gardere family.   Adhering to the high standards of the past the rum is still made with the finest natural ingredients by the traditional family  cognac based process that guarantees the highest quality product possible.    

     In the 1960's the "15 Year Old Reserve du Domaine" first saw public sale, and to this day it is one of the finest quality expressions produced by La Societe du Rhum Barbancourt.    There is only a limited quantity of the "Estate Reserve", that was made originally to be shared with the family and friends.  It is available for sale today for people that have a love for fine rums.     The adherence to the methods, ingredients while following the traditional family methods set down by Jean and Thierry Gardere, Rhum Barbancourt is still one of the best rum manufacturers in the world.   ;o)