Cruzan Single Barrel / Carlisle Reef Rum
Greetings from Sarasota, Florida
Cruzan Single Barrel has been my favorite for almost a year now. While trying something new with my friend Jon, I discovered Carlisle Reef Rum to be very similar in taste without the bitter green barrel on the aftertaste which has been more and more apparent during the past several months. I don't know if Cruzan has changed their source or methods or whether my palate is simply evolving. Regardless, if you like Cruzan Single Barrel and can forgo the pleasing bottle and wooden stopper, you will like Carlisle Reef Rum. Clearly a best buy in the $22-$26 range.
Also, I am intrigued by the Chicago Rum tasting event ! I'd love to attend something closer to home. Anybody know of something in the State of Florida ?
I welcome your comments.....