PLANTATION PINEAPPLE STIGGINS RUM
HITS THE STORES IN APRIL
HOLLYWOOD(Spirtisman)1/17/16/–This rum was immortalized by Revered Stiggins in the Charles Dickens novel Pickwick Papers, and this rum uses the Victoria pineapple in the blend put out by Maison Ferrand. Each pineapple is peeled by hand and the rinds are infused with Plantation Three Stars Rum for one week and then distilled in pot stills. Master blender Alexander Gabriel and cocktail historian David Wondrich have created this new concoction that dates back to nineteenth century England. This is where the esteemed reverend took his pineapple rum warm (with a splash of boiling water) along with three lumps of sugar.
The retail price of this rum is $34.99 and Gabriel seems to be big on tradition. “David and I did this Project in part out of sheer curiosity. Mostly, we did it because the pineapple is the symbol of Hospitality. The 1824 ‘Journal of Patent Invention’ notes that it was customary in the West Indies to offer pineapple rum to visiting European friends. Following the West Indian tradition, Plantation Pineapple Rum is our gift to you.”
The Queen Victoria Pineapple dates back to 1668 and Reunion Island when it was cultivated by the Guarani Tribe of the Caribbean. It is widely considered the best pineapple in the world due to its rich, juicy flesh and very sweet taste.
This is a lovely rum with plenty of flavor and is described as a ho-go rum bouquet, which in plain English means a rum that has a long fermentation of the molasses and non-rectifying distillation in tiny pot stills.
The team of Gabriel and Wondrich are also responsible for Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Cognac and Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao that was first launched in 2012.
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