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Smuggler’s Cove Announces Plantation Royal Blend Rum

Written by Pete on . Posted in Rum Chat

Two Words: Highly Desirable…  

Just released to the rum news wires, our friend Martin Cate of Smuggler’s Cove fame confirms that his special edition Plantation rum is now available.  I think it sounds amazing, I think I want to try it and I can’t see the rum lasting all that long, so best be quick eh?

Smuggler’s Cove Plantation Royal Blend RumPress Release:  Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco’s home of premium rums and exotic cocktails, and named one of the Top 50 Bars in the World for three consecutive years, is proud of their carefully curated collection of over 400 rare and premium rums.  But they’re particularly proud of their newest addition:  Plantation Single Cask Royal Blend Rum.

Plantation Single Cask Royal Blend Rum is an expertly selected blend of great vintages from the four iconic homes of traditional English-style rums: Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Guyana.  These four aged rums were chosen by Alexandre Gabriel of Plantation Rums and skilfully blended at his facility in Cognac, France, then allowed to marry in a used cognac cask for a year.  After that, they were finished yet again in a used Maury (a fortified French dessert wine) cask where it acquired a gentle fruit finish.  Bottled at an unapologetic 45% abv, this rum exhibits incredible depth and complexity, its bold pot-still character accented through over 13 years of aging on three kinds of cask (used Bourbon, Cognac, and Maury).

Smuggler’s Cove Plantation Royal Blend Rum
Working with Smuggler’s Cove to finalize the product, the rum has been named Royal Blend in a nod to the English traditions of these former colonies.  Bottled exclusively for Smuggler’s Cove, Plantation Single Cask Royal Blend Rum will debut at Smuggler’s Cove on their 4th Anniversary, December 8th, 2013.  It will be available in a neat serve, in classic cocktails, or can be enjoyed in Smuggler’s Cove signature drinks for a small surcharge- try a “Royal Mai Tai” or ”Royal Pampanito,” for example.  And, starting next week, Plantation Royal Blend will be featured in a new drink specials menu featuring vintage, never-before-published cocktails from Jeff “Beachbum” Berry’s brand-new book, “Potions of the Caribbean.”
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Smugger's Cove Plantation Royal Blend - Image supplied by Martin Cate

Rum Databank: Plantation Single Cask Royal Blend Rum
Country of origin: Various
Other Related Info: Exclusive to Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

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