Cheap, tasty, and made the old fashioned way.
Notes: A gold medal winner in the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in 2013 in the overproof category, Rum Fire is a Jamaican White overproof rum made in pot stills at the Trelawny Hampden Estate, one of the oldest distilleries in Jamaica. Released initially only in Jamaica in 2011 it is now more widely available in the United States. A fairly slow food version of fermentation and distillation ( still using cedar vats a rare thing these days) and pot distillation, making this an unusual and artisanal rum,
Appearance: Sparkly clear bright distillate, it leaves a thin but distinctive edge line on swirling with thin legs and some
First Impression: Fruity, spirity ( due to the high proof), but fairly mild and quite aromatic in a nice way.
Taste: Fairly typical or characteristic high ester Jamaican profile in some ways, fruity in a spirity way, with jackfruit,pineapple, cashews, almonds, tropical fruits along with the smell of sugar cane molasses with a sweet entry and a drying finish (due in good part to a high proof)
Drinks: Works well in most Tiki drinks with a nice fruity ester taste blending nicely. Just be sure to adjust your portions as this rum is almost twice the strength of some ( especially the flavored ones these days). Certainly cheap enough (when factoring in higher proof) to mix without breaking the bank
Bottle: Fairly plain and straightforward, in a clear glass bottle with a multicolored fairly shiny label that accentuates the impression of high proof and fire.
Other: Please be careful about smoking or open flame near this stuff – it will catch fire !
Final Thoughts: Good and cheap are a rare combination. Try this rum and use it for your white mixing rum.