Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ron de Jeremy Rum

Well someone sent me a sample of this rum and i was honestly interested in trying it. Mainly because i am a fan of Cuban born (and trained), Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez and his history blending fantastic rums.

 Here is a cool video of Don Pancho, the legend, talking about making this rum for Ron Jeremy. (Scroll to the bottom)

Ron de Jeremy Rum is a 7 year old rum blended from Panamanian rum. The package is classy and fun representing the sense of humor that went into developing this product without getting cheesy, or going raunchy. It seems as if they were willing to make a joke to get you to try it and that once you tried the product they wanted it to stand on its own and it does.

My buddy Rumdood did a real nice review here.

Here are my thoughts. . .

Nose: Allspice, honey, ginseng, caramel, cola berry, oily nuts, bran and cinnamon.

Palate: Begins with a clean follow through of the flavors implied by the nosing but fall into oak tannins and notes of over-extracted tea towards the back palate.

Finish: Strong tannins, toasty oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and 'warmth'.
Overall: i like it. Not a mind blowing, super intricate rum, but (for less than $30) it is certainly an enjoyable drink. This rum shines brightest on ice, in an Old Fashioned, an El Presidente or a multitude of tasty rum cocktails.

Here is a picture me in Miami at Rum Renaissance (where i was one of the fortunate Judges for the RUM XP,) spending time with the who's who of rum and generally having an amazing time. The picture shows me hanging out with Don Pancho on my right, i am in the middle and Carlos E. Esquivel G [Executive Director at PILSA (the people who make RdJ) and one hell of nice guy] is on the left...

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