ADMIRAL RODNEY RUM FROM SAINT LUCIA-A RUM TO BE RECKONED WITH
HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 10/1/19/–This Rum from Saint Lucia might just be the best new Rum we have tried t5his year and it comes from an island that is not really at the forefront of rum producers. It is smooth, full of flavor but before that we need a history lesson about the British Navy which ruled the oceans for a very long time.
Rodney Bay, which is on the North West of Saint Lucia, is named in honor of the admiral, Sir George Brydges Rodney, who “broke the line” and finished off the French fleet at the Battle of the Saints in 1782. This victory ensured that the British controlled the vital strategic area of the Caribbean. The greedy French under Admiral de Grasse had long sought more influence and control of the sugar islands in the region. When the two fleets met at the battle led by HMS PRINCESSA, (a 70 gun warship captured from the Spanish two years earlier), a sudden change of the wind created gaps in the French line. Rodney, the brilliant tactical genius he was, ordered his ships to do a 90 degree turn and break the French line. By late afternoon the French were defeated and Rodney became a hero at the time. Maybe he has never gotten the kind of accolades Horatio Nelson and others received in the history books, mainly because he was a notorious gambler and a ruthless and unscrupulous collector of the spoils of war.
Admiral Rodney Rum is part of the HMS Princessa line and contains rare and matured rums which are distilled using the 45 plates Coffey still which has been at the facility since 1984. The Admiral Rodney Rums are extracted from the very bottom plates of the Coffey ensuring complexity and Intensity that makes this rum sort of special.
The rums are aged exclusively in American white oak bourbon casks, and are aged anything between five and nine years before being blended by the Master blender. The packaging is very appealing as well even before you open the box, and this is a perfect gift for the rum rum lover in the family or to impress a friend or business associate.
.As for the taste and flavor of the rum, the deep mahogany color liquid smells like raisins along with vanilla and tobacco. The rum is also very sweet with a further touch of caramel and tropical spice to go with the crème brulee and brown sugar tones. Excellent just drinking neat over ice, or for your favorite cocktail..
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