Thursday, February 13, 2014

St. Kitt's Own Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rums

St Kitts
   The beautiful Caribbean Island of St. Kitts is the home to Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rums.  These are
a cut above the rest when it comes to flavored rums.   They have the flavor and the punch that most of the others left behind.  

  The cannons on Brimstone Hill protected St. Kitts and her precious sugar cane from invaders for hundreds of years.   Many a ship fell to her demise in Frigate Bay over the years as St. Kitts would be under attack by British and European raiders.

     Robert and Zackary Brinley founded the St. Kitts Rum Company in the early1990's.   Their mission was to blend and create some of the best flavored rums anywhere.   Their rums are aged in American whiskey and bourbon barrels for four years.   The boy would flavor and spice these rums and take them around to markets, bars and restaurants to introduce them to the public.   Their work and drive to get people to try the rums has paid off, they are recipients of several awards from the International Rum Festival, Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition and have received several other awards for their expressions of flavored rums.

      Their Spiced, Coffee, Mango, Vanilla, Lime  and Coconut flavors are all made with the finest flavors and spices available.   The rums flavor, aroma and finish show the quality of their efforts.  The rum maintains a 72 proof unlike most of the other flavored rums low proofs.  The fine quality of the rum to start with just adds to the expressions shippable flavors.

     The Brinley Brothers introduced a Spiced rum in 2011 dedicated to the British Troop Ship sunk in Frigate Bay in 1782.   Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum is made with Madagascar vanilla, oranges, nutmeg, clove and other unusual Caribbean island spices.  This rum is arguably the finest tasting spiced rum that you will ever taste.

     These rums make for a great mixed cocktail boasting flavors to make your creations among the most memorable ever.  

     Try this quick mix when you are ready for a good coffee flavored cocktail.

Chilled Coffee Latte
  • 1 1/2 oz. Brinley Gold Coffee Rum
  • 1/4 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. Half and Half
Shake all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice until it is chilled and strain into a Irish coffee glass and top with fresh ground nutmeg and whipped cream dollop.

    The entire line of Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rums got a face lift in 2012 revealing the "shipwreck" name in all of the Brinley Gold expressions.  The same quality rum with a new and exciting image for the shelves.  This is the "top shelf" of the flavored and spiced rums and is well deserving of the finest tasting spiced rum they are claiming.

    No matter which of these rums that you try I feel you will be surprised by the great flavors and quality of the rum itself.   ;o)