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Old 02-14-2008, 03:39 AM   #1
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Came home from work and made myself a nice rum and Coke with Smuggler's Cove Dark rum. I love this rum as it is 45% and heavy on the molasses. I also keep it in my fridge freezer because I like how the cold gives it a more velvety texture and seems to make the molasses taste sweeter.

This made me think: Am I the only one that keeps a bottle of rum chilled? Is this a rum connoisseur's faux pas?? What are some thoughts about keeping rum chilled?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with Smuggler's Cove Rum. Is there a country of origin or distillery name on the bottle?

Mixing rums often benefit by being cold. The low temp tames the sharpness of young rums and as you point out it gives the rum a velvety smoothness, which is manifest in a higher viscosity.

For sipping rums, I wouldn't suggest keeping them in the freezer. Sipping rums are generally best enjoyed with a little water and cooled only a little if at all. But these aren't rules to live by, but only guides that will be broken.
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Smuggler's Cove rum is distilled by Glenora Distillers on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Since thats my hometown I am quite loyal to that rum. Unfortunately it is hard to get out here on the west coast of Canada. It might be sold in the north eastern parts of the US.

To be honest I tried putting Zaya Gran Reserva in the fridge but that just distorted the rum by making the finish more alcoholic.
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