actually remember seeing the movie Endless
Summer when it debuted in 1966. Boy, oh boy, this is a stroll
down memory lane for me. Okay, enough reminiscing. I better
pull my mind out of the past and get on with the task at hand.
Endless Summer Rum is part of the Grain and Barrel Spirits
Company that also produces Dixie Vodka and Chicken Cock Bourbon
(no, I didn't make that one up!). Their endless summer search
for the perfect place to craft their rum eventually landed
them in Barbados, at a distillery on the beach where they
produce this particular rum from three different stills, two
column stills and a pot still using coral filtered water from
a spring garden aquifer.
bottle even features the poster from the movie as its label
and includes the tag line "the search for the perfect
wave." The rum inside is crystal clear. The nose is reminiscent
of coconuts and bananas and cane sugar and even a touch of
oak. On the palate, it is initially both sweet and spicy,
followed by banana cream, coconut, and cane sugar. The finish
is also sweet, spicy and warm, followed by vanilla and caramel
and lasts a medium amount of time.
is quite a nice rum, especially at its price point of around
$15.00. It is flavorful and fruity and sweet and reminiscent
of many delightful Caribbean smells and flavors. I whipped
up a quick rum and coke and was not disappointed. The rum
flavors all stood up to the coke with the coconut really making
a statement and the sweetness level was elevated nicely. When
it becomes available in your area you really should give it
a try, you won't be disappointed.
Summer Rum is available for around $15.00 per 750
ML bottle and is 40% ABV.
By George Brozowski
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