Friday, May 13, 2022

The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum


The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum...$29.99
Compare to $33.49 at Total Wine and More
Scarlet Ibis is a blend of three- to five-year aged Trinidad rums, with classic flavors of toffee, tobacco, and dark honey on a firm, dry backbone. This is old-school rum, without the now-common influence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. Scarlet Ibis shines in a Corn 'n' Oil, Palmetto, and Mai Tai, as well as in simple sour drinks and the rum Manhattan. This project, named for the national bird of Trinidad, was originally commissioned and blend-selected by Death & Co in New York.

Scarlet Ibis has an intriguing complexity. It’s ethereal and balanced enough on its own, but has power to perform well in a cocktail. Experience it as a whiskey drinker would: neat or with an ice cube. See the whiskey parallels when you make an Old Fashioned or Palmetto (rum Manhattan) with Scarlet Ibis. Or perhaps try an Island Old Fashioned with Scarlet Ibis and Velvet Falernum as the sweetener.

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