Rum - The Old Mill Gold Rum
West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd.
The Old Mill Gold Rum
Santa Cruz, U.S. Virgin Islands
Importer: The Old Mill Brand Wine and Spirits, Inc., Aloha, Oregon
AGE: Blend of 2-4 year old rums
PRICE: $16.00 750ml
Notes: A blend of rums aged 2 to 4 years in charred American oak barrels. The founder sailed from Oregon to St. Croix searching for rum to import for the loggers and fisherman of the northwest.The deal was signed in the old mill in St. Croix.
Appearance: Pleasing gold color- clear with no hazing separation or floating sediments. Long legs and crenellated edges develop on swirling.
First Impression: Slightly sweetish, caramelized molasses, apples, spice and flowers, nutty. Absolutely no off-notes (bananas, plastic, rubbing alcohol etc.,) exceptionally clean- heart of the distillation and little else. Nicely done.
Taste: Spicy, dryish start, medium-bodied. Nutty, spicy, hint of ginger, nice dryness and warmth to it.
Drinks: Works well in most rum drinks. Assertive enough for a classic rum cocktail - cheap enough to use in a umbrella drink. Good enough to use,cheap enough not to worry about it.
Cigars: Any decent cigar will do - like a La Gloria Cubana or Hoyo de Monterrey.
Final Thoughts: A nice lighter bodied Island-type rum. Easy to like, not overly sweet, complex for a young rum.
Bottle/Packaging: Antique type bell shaped clear glass bottle with lozenge shaped paper label with black and gold antique style lettering .Long paper neck foil, faux cork closure keeps the rum safe in any position. Clear glass shows off the color of the rum nicely.
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