Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sergeant Classick Gold Rum

Sergeant Classick Gold Rum is a fine rum also produced by Essential Spirits in Northern California and, again, procured for me by "the smuggler". The aromas carry some of the same complicated and inviting floral tones/ tropical fruit melange and strong citrus/ pith scents as the silver but are further articulated to include soft oak tones, canned peaches stewed with honey and fresh baking spice. . . very friendly. The palate is more vibrant showing soused citrus zest, over-ripe stone fruits, more baking spice, clean wood and fresh honey wheat bread. The full and clean flavors move briskly while being completely enjoyable to linger forging and developing into delicate, recherché finish that leaves some residual spice as a 'lip-smacking' invitation to have another. An amazingly good gold rum with fair fresh and clean flavors that are wonderful to sip and sturdy enough for a rum focused cocktail; such as . . .
a ruby set in gold

5 Parts (2.5 Oz) Sgt Classick Gold
2 Parts (1 Oz) Domaine du Canton
1 Part Tuaca
1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnich with a brandied cherry..

The 1st picture doesn't show the 'ruby' set in gold that well here is one that does!