Spiced Daiquiri + Denizen Rum  {product review}

Spiced Daiquiri + Denizen Rum {product review}

product:  Denizen Rum

category:  alcohol/liquor/spirits

packaging (bottle): I like it...sort of retro looking.

appearance: clear

ABC (alcoholic beverage control): 40% (80 proof)

fun fact:  Denizen starts with aged and fresh charcoal-filtered Trinidadian rum from the Angostura distillery, where they are column-distilled and aged up to five years in small bourbon oak barrels.

awards:  Gold Medal - Best Buy, 92 points, International Review of Spirits award

Finalist, 93 points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Silver Medal, 2011 New York International Spirits competition

about (from website):  Aged and fresh charcoal-filtered, column-distilled Trinidadian rum from the Angostura distillery and trace amounts of 15 types of Jamaican pot-still rums are brought together and blended in Amsterdam by master blenders who have been handcrafting Caribbean-style rums for more than 300 years. The result is a crystal clear white rum aged up to five years with three dimensions of flavor reflecting longtime traditions in rum production that have been distilled out by mass-produced modern rums.  Inspired by the Latin word Deintus meaning “from within” and commonly used to describe free-spirited people who traveled the world in search of new experiences, Denizen Rum was developed as a spirit that embodies liberation, rebellion and bravery.

my thoughts/review:  Smooth, yet flavorful and heady with notes of coconut, sugar cane, and vanilla that finishes with a slight woodiness on your tongue.  Pleasant enough for sipping, yet bold enough to shine in any mixed drink or cocktail.  One I will look for "on purpose".

further info:  find Denizen Rum on...Website, Facebook and Twitter. I recommend using Denizen in this Spiced Daiquiri, especially around the holidays...but be careful- it packs a major punch!

Spiced Daiquiri

adapted from Marshall Altier of NYC's Jaybird

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Rum (such as Denizen)
  • 1½ oz. Fall Spiced Syrup see below
  • ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ½ c. water
  • 3 whole cloves
Read the whole recipe on girlichef