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Old 08-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default August 2013 - Sugar Cane Spirit of the Month Jack Iron

Hi all

So our spirit of the month is Jack Iron.

I've got a bottle of Jack Iron. I would describe it a nice taste of vanilla followed by spice. Good, rummy &, as people keep saying, its surprisingly smooth for an overproof (70% ~ 140 proof).

Unfortunately I have not been able to use much of my bottle of Jack Iron successfully to date in cocktails - what do people suggest?

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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No help here but we do intend on visiting Carriacou next year.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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There are two different rums with the name "Jack Iron". One is "made" by Westerhall in Grenada and is a dark rum, 70% alcohol/volume. The other one is "made" in Carriacou and is even stronger and colourless. I have put the word "made" in inverted commas because in both cases the rum is distilled in Trinidad.

While Westerhall's "Jack Iron" is bottled in Grenada and is widely available in shops, I have never seen the Carriacou version in bottles. I did - however - see a lady at this year's Notting Hill Carnival wearing a "Jack Iron" T-shirt with a picture of a skeleton waving his arms around.

I was in Carriacou several years ago and ordered some Jack Iron in a bar in Hillsborough. Unfortunately I was distracted by something at the vital moment and failed to see what the rum was poured out of, but the rum was colourless and very strong.

Anyway, which of these two Jack Irons is the Rum of the Month?
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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Err... Im going to say this one:

http://www.masterofmalt.com/rum/west...jack-iron-rum/
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Actually, I was referring to the Jack Iron from Carriacou. There are other strong rums bottled in Grenada.
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