Saturday, July 31, 2010

Black Tot Rum - $1000/bottle

So today is the 40th anniversary of the British Navy stopping sailor's daily RUM rations. It is known as ""Black Tot Day". Apparently, Speciality Drinks Ltd. bought the remaining RUM supply from Navy surplus and has launched it for sale under the name "Black Tot".

Only 6,000 bottles are available which explains the ridiculously high price tag. You do get a black walnut box, sleek black bottle of RUM, a nifty history book and a "half gill copper cup".

It's a high proof RUM (108 proof) and could be tasty but I cannot comprehend such a high price. I'll stick with a good Mt. Gay Extra Old, Pyrat or Angostura 1919; all about $30-40 dollars.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seven Tiki Spiced RUM

A couple of weeks prior to breaking my leg/ankle, a good friend brought me a bottle of Seven Tiki Spiced Rum back from his trip to Key West. Being that Seven Tiki is only available in California and Florida, I thought it was quite a nice gift for a RUM and tiki fanatic.

A month in the hospital and my new medication has prevented me from opening my gift. With my friend visiting last weekend I thought it would be good to pop the Seven Tiki open and have a sip.

While this isn't a formal review I will say I liked the Seven Tiki's vanilla, butterscoth smoothness with just a touch of fruit flavor (cherry, peach, maybe banana). Throw in the company of a good friend and it made for a nice evening. I promise to do a formal review soon.