By Dylan Whitsett
As the weather (FINALLY) begins to cool, I naturally begin looking for drinks to warm myself up. To me, rum is a natural fall beverage. It's warming and sweet, and makes me want to sit around my firepit with a cigar in hand, chatting the night away with friends. If that sounds appealing to you, then take a look at a few of my favorite rums!
1. Plantation 3 Star
Plantation 3 Star rum is excellent! A white rum, it gets its name from the fact that it's actually a blend of rum from 3 islands; young, unaged rum from Barbados; a 2-3 year old rum from Trinidad; and rum from Jamaica. Notes of toasted marshmallow and vanilla make this a delicious treat!
2. Kirk and Sweeney 18
Ah, such a treat. Allow me to make use of my history degree for a moment, and tell you the abridged tale of a rum-running vessel, the Kirk and Sweeney. It was captured during prohibition, its rum either seized or destroyed. Renamed the Chase, the Feds used it as a training vessel for the Coast Guard. Truly a tragedy for rum fans...however, the name lives on in this extraordinary rum! The 18 year old Kirk and Sweeney has notes of oak, as well as dried plums and raisins, cinnamon spice and nutmeg. Smooth from start to finish, do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle for the holidays!
3. Mount Gay Black Barrel
What we have here is a unique rum aged and finished in heavily charred bourbon barrels, which cuts down on the trademark sweetness of rum, and imparts classic bourbon notes. Oak and vanilla, smoke and caramel, delicious from the beginning to end, one of my oldest favorites.
Well, there you have it, folks! These are a few of my favorites, and I hope they'll become yours as well. Stop by and see what other treats await you at Colonial! Celebrate more!
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