Monday, February 9, 2009

Elements 8 Platinum

Elements 8 Platinum Rum is a highly versatile rum (and coincidentally another gift/ sample from . . .THANK YOU!); aged for up to 4 years in Bourbon barrels then charcoal filtered to remove any impurities and all color remaining.

Aromas
Scrumptious gentle fruit vividness on the nose, leading with clean lemon zest, sultana, in mineral water with scents showing also stewed peach, quince and verbena nuance that is tempting in an exceptionally pleasant way.

Taste
The flavors carry over the tastes implied in the nosing: starting with soft, aromatic citrus tones, orange blossoms, multiple tree fruits stewed with sumptuous spice in a composite floral backdrop. The voluptuary mouth-feel is full and equanimous. It is complex, yet balanced and clean with fruit flavors throughout.

Finish
A prodigious, suave finish with confectionery sugar, candied fruits and subtle spice warmth perseveres to a slow clean end.

Aftertaste
Citrus Zest with light pith

Platinum Peach

2 ½ Oz e(8) Platinum
1 Oz Peach Liqueur
¾ Oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake with Ice, strain into Chilled Cocktail Glass.
Dash of bitters-- Garnish with a Brandied cherry




A Quiet Storm. . .

2 Shots e(8) Platinum
1 Shot Canton Ginger Liqueur
¾ Oz Fresh Lime Juice
Shake with Ice, strain into Chilled Cocktail Glass.
Garnish with a Lemon twist