Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum! But Which and What Kind and ... ?

I just want to share this super blog with my fellow bon vivants, while the holiday season is still in full swing. It's called The Ministry of Rum, and it's your one-stop shop for anyone from the true rum aficionado to the "lounge lizard" at a Tiki Bar. Reading this blog makes me want to experiment with making a couple of Zombies from the enormous assortment of brands and variations of this stereotyped (and badly maligned) beverage that currently exist.

You have to register and thereby become a member of this blog, but it's well worth the effort. You must do this in order to enjoy all the Ministry's offerings. Read this small sample of a review written on Appleton Estate Thirty-Year Old Rum ...

"Appleton Estate 30 Year Old Jamaica Rum
 distilled by J. Wray & Nephew Limited - Jamaica

          Dark copper rum distilled from fermented molasses.
          Blend of rums at least 30 years old aged in used Jack Daniels Whisky barrels.
The oldest rum from Appleton Estate. Like the other Appleton Estate rums, the 30 year old maintains the signature orange peel, cocoa and vanilla nose. The full bodied palate overflows with baked dark fruit, roasted walnut, caramel and spice with a dry lingering finish.
Bottled at 43% alcohol by volume."
I am saving this site as a source for future gift-giving, whether for a connoiseur, a collector or friend who's home bar could use a spiffy new addition of something expensive. 

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