Saturday, July 23, 2011

Panama Red....

Panama Red is a new higher proof rum that is from Panama. It was blended by Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez, lately known for Ron de Jeremy and Zafra rum, but possessing a long and illustrious career in rum making.

Panama Red is loaded with rich, simple and great flavors that lead to a spicy, warming finish.
The aromas begin with caramelized  honey, over ripe tree fruits stewed with vanilla, nutmeg, smoky oak with slight alcohol to demonstrate a robust and intriguing invitation. The flavors begin at creamy caramel that dissipates to reveal sapid spice, earth and intricate oak tones.
The finish is smooth, warming restatement of that hangs around for a while.

Panama Red is bottled at 54% and still easy to enjoy straight or on the rocks, but it really shines in an adult beverage.

Bacardi 1909

i was happy to present BACARDI 1909, Ron Superior, Heritage Limited Edition.
Apparently i was one of the first in the world... Here is a clip from the e-mail we sent from Hi-Time announcing the Bacardi 1909 so long ago:

Distilled at the Destileria La Galarza, in Mexico (the oldest continually operating Bacardi distillery), this Rum is a gorgeous work of beauty released to celebrate the journey and impact of BACARDI on cocktail culture all over the world. Packaged in a classy wooden case to reflect its exquisite quality and also insure it for posterity, the bottle is a replica of one of the oldest, authenticated bottles in the BACARDI archives—copied down the minutest detail (even the space at the top of the bottle, which was left there to allow the rum to expand in the bottle without damaging the seal while traveling in warmer climates.). This limited edition has been bottled at the original strength of 44.5% showing a full, crisp, clean flavor that reveals how simply BACARDI could have made such a lasting powerful impact on the world and become the international sensation that it now is.

In the last 100 years, the BACARDI Daiquiri has traveled from its birthplace in Cuba to the finest bars around the world where it's enjoyed to this day. This BACARDI Superior Rum Limited Edition commemorates this journey and the impact of the BACARDI on cocktail culture throughout the world. This limited edition bottle is inspired by an original design created in Cuba, 100 years ago, in 1909 and used in subsequent years

This is a must have for any rum collector, or cocktail aficionado and a treat when tasted in a classic cocktail, like this one for instance:
2 Oz Bacardi
1 Oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 tsp Fine Sugar

Shake with cracked ice until very cold, strain into a chilled cocktail glass-and enjoy.

Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen Rum & Cheese Dinner (Part 2)

Way back in February i promised to "dazzle you with some of Tobin's amazing photos, a link to the video and reveal which cheeses were my favorites."

o here is a link to  Tobin's amazing photos,and
a link to the video, but i am having a really hard time with which cheese was my favorite... Maybe that is why i said 'cheeses' because they were all my favorite!

Great Rum, great cheese, great company. . . all at the AMAZING Eva's Caribbean Kitchen. . . what can i say, that i didn't already say?

Oh i know... here is a link to Part 1!