Put a little spice in your life
Event Date : 5th December 2016
Type of Rum : Spiced
Cost : FREE
Rum Featured :
- Foursquare Spiced Rum
- Dark Matter Spiced Rum
- The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
– and free nibbles
For those of you that don’t know the Glasgow Caribbean restaurant Sugar Dumplin, do a monthly rum club. Each month a new brand, style of rum or both is featured and discussed and sampled.
I am no expert in rum, I am slowly learning about the different styles, flavours etc
This month the topic was Spiced Rum.
First rum up was by Foursquare :
A delicious, high-quality spiced rum from Richard Seale’s Foursquare distillery on Barbados, home of Doorly’s and St. Nicholas Abbey.
It comes in a tall bottle with a dripped wax sealing, this covers the metallic screw top.
For me this was nice, it was nice to smell and also the flavour was pleasant.
Next was the Dark Matter Spiced Rum :
The first release from Scotland’s Dark Matter Distillers is Dark Matter Spiced Rum – very exciting stuff! Created in Banchory by two brothers, Jim and John Ewen, Dark Matter Spiced Rum is a molasses-based rum that features full-bodied notes of long pepper, fresh ginger, green peppercorns and allspice.
The spice was so overpowering! The smell off the small shot we got was very powerful, the cinnamon could be smelt right away. The first and every taste after was very powerful again, it wasn’t a burning feeling it was a thick and warm after feeling on the throat.
This was nice, in small amounts on its own it could be ok but it really needs to be mixed with something to lessen the strong taste.
Last up was The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
A dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken’s old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.
For me this was the best out the three.
Just like the others it had a nice smell to it, and this was not as strong as Dark Matter and was nice and sweet to taste.
I was told tonight to try mixing this with coke as it will taste like an alcoholic Dr Pepper, so not to be rude I had to give it a try and yes it was very very very good. This could be my rum mix of choice now 🙂
We then got to try a cocktail made from one of the above Spiced Rums, this was really nice and good to taste as the rum added the nice spiced flavour to a sweet cocktail.
Again I don’t like to go into too much detail about these Rum Clubs, as it more of a you need to be there than a read about it.
If your interested in coming and why wouldn’t you be? its free, fun, you get to meet new people, learn about rum, have a laugh and get some really good food. So if your a yes then I would say follow Sugar Dumplin on Facebook, or me on Twitter or both as I always try and help promote the event on Twitter.