What’s shakin, cocktail fans? Welcome to Modern Bar Cart LIVE!
This is one of our live stream episodes where we taste through a number of themed bottles to try and get a better understanding of one of the world’s most fascinating spirits categories. Tto kick off the New Year in style, we’re going to crack open a few historic bottles of Jamaican-style rum and compare them to a couple of the more widely available Jamaican expressions on the market. This is my co-founder, Ethan Hall’s area of growing expertise so he is the guide on this particular flavor tour.
The bottles we taste, in order, are:
Appleton Estate 8 Reserve
Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
Forsyth’s WP Single Jamaican Rum 2005 (Barrel Aged for 10 years)
Forsyth’s WP 502 Single Jamaican White Rum from 2015
I know those last two are a mouthful, and believe me, they’re each delicious mouthfuls in their own way, so definitely stick around to hear about how those two offerings from Habitation Velier are pretty different from the stuff you can find on most liquor store shelves.
No need for a whole lot of preamble on this episode – so grab a Glencairn glass and join us for this delightful four-bottle tasting of Jamaican rum.