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Old 12-15-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Rum Makes A Great Holiday Gift

Here's some information about the upcoming Gifted Rums tasting event for December 16. I hope you can join us for this free tasting event at Sunset Corners Liquor Store from 6 to 8pm Tuesday.

Rum Makes A Great Holiday Gift

We'll be featuring some very special prices on exceptional rums that make great holiday gifts.
RSVP: no reservation required for this event.

Tuesday, December 16
6 to 8pm

Event: Rum Makes A Great Holiday Gift
Date: Tuesday, December 16
Time: 6 to 8pm
Location: Sunset Corners Liquor Store
Address: 8701 Sunset Drive, Miami, 33173
Phone: 305-271-8492
Cost: Free

We're scheduled to sample the following rums:

Ron Abuelo 7 Year -- Panama
a delightful blend of quality rums aged for seven years in oak barrels by a master blender and distiller - $19.99

Angostura 1824 -- Trinidad
hand casked, hand drawn and hand bottled (each bottle with a unique number) capped in red wax, this fine spirit is a blend of rums at least twelve years old, re-barreled until matured to perfection, featuring a robust, slightly sweet, spicy, woody flavor with a medium long finish - $55.99

Appleton 21 -- Jamaica
from a company that began producing rum in 1655, here is a classic full bodied, smooth, amber spirit with rich mellow flavors; a blend of this venerable distillers best, aged at least 21 years, then blended and aged two more years - $79.99

Atlantico Private Cask -- Dominican Republic
a blend of the finest 15 to 25 year old artisanal aged rums from the Dominican Republic, aged again in private casks, resulting in additional complexity and flavor - $29.99

Barbancourt 15 Estate Reserve -- Haiti
the gold standard for rich, aged, cognac-like rums, this spirit, distilled from cane juice, is at home in a snifter as well as neat or on the rocks - $36.99

Centenario Fundacion XX Anos Reserva -- Costa Rica
a rich, sweet, full-bodied blend with a unique signature flavor, aged twenty years in oak, featuring a bottle covered in a leather pouch, this viscous rum rates favorably with those that prefer a sweet and smooth finishing rum - $39.99

Clément Cuvee Homere -- Martinique
an exceptional blend of 3 vintage years of Clément rhum (1991, 1996, 1999) presented in a bold square bottle, featuring a luxurious blend of flavors that are quite satisfying - $99.99

Clément XO -- Martinique
an exquisite blend of the best 4 vintage years of Clément rhum aged at least 25 years in both French Limousin and American oak; superbly blended for a refined and elegant finish, presented in a tear drop bottle that suggests fine cognac - $174.99

Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rum -- Martinique
distilled from blue cane, harvested from the Depaz estate; distilled in copper column stills, the fresh clear spirit is aged 2 years in charred, white oak barrels then bottled at 90 proof for export to the US - $42.99

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva -- Venezuela
this fine rum stands alone with a unique blend of 80% heavy pot still and 20% light rum that suggests a creamy texture and hints of vanilla, with a rich viscosity that coats a snifter and plays well as an after-dinner cordial - $29.99

El Dorado 21 -- Guyana
the 21 year old El Dorado offers an unusually satisfying blend of sweet base with richly intense, woody complexity for sipping slowly with a fine cigar - $54.99

El Dorado 15 -- Guyana
a gold-medal winner many times over, this fine cognac-like rum is considered by many to have the most intriguing and complex character in its class - $23.99

Flor de Caña 18 Centenario Gold -- Nicaragua
the pride of Nicaragua, this centenario gold reserve rests in oak barrels for 18 years resulting in a rich, complex and smooth spirit best served neat or on the rocks - $41.99

Matusalem Gran Reserva -- Dominican Republic
labeled "The Spirit of Cuba" (founded in Cuba in 1872) this smooth and mellow, earthy blend of old rums is aged in seasoned oak, then aged via the solera method of progressive blending - $30.99

Mount Gay Extra Old -- Barbados
aged in oak, this smoky, earthy and complex spirit from Barbados sets a standard for fine aged rum from some of the first rum producers in the Caribbean - $37.99

Santa Teresa 1796 Antiguo de Solera -- Venezuela
with the name referring to the date the hacienda was established and the solera method of distillation, this masterful blend of 4 to 35 year old rums offers a complex, balanced body of caramel, slightly smoky and smooth, earning it many top honors - $31.99

Vizcaya VXOP -- Dominican Republic
this award-winning Cuban formula rum turns heads with its richly luxurious and smooth character, featuring a unique spicy finish - $39.99

Zacapa Solera 23 -- Guatemala
consistent winner of many awards, this legendary spirit is aged in oak from 6 to 23 years in high mountain caves, giving a uniquely smooth and mellow flavor that makes it the clear favorite among many rum enthusiasts - $34.99

Zaya -- Trinidad
this twelve year old rum opens with a sweet flavor and finishes long and smooth with forward hints of vanilla - $34.99

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Great selection! Wish I had the time and the dime.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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Fantastic selection! How did the tasting event go? Sounds like a lot of fun!

I've convinced my girlfriend to get me a bottle of Rhum Barbancourt 15 year Reserve du Domaine for Christmas. She actually bought it at the weekend, but says I cannot have it until Christmas Day! I'm looking forward to it because I've never tried this rum before and I really love the 5 star!

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This annual free tasting event presents a selection of the finest rums available in South Florida, with special prices only available at the tasting. More than 150 rum enthusiasts crowded into Sunset Corners store to try these 19 great rums. It was a resounding success with many cases going out the door that evening. The biggest problem was deciding which rums to choose.

As predicted, the new Atlantico was a best seller, as well as the El Dorado 15, Diplomatico RE, Zacapa 23 and the new Zaya.
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