After spending a few hours aimlessly walking around town contemplating the inevitability of death and pointlessness of existence, I decided to take a load off and get drunk instead.
So I headed off to the local sin merchant for my dose of sweet sweet oblivion. As usual I grabbed my bottle of Franziskaner Weissbier as a starter but I was at a loss as what to get next. Something different...
I like rum. Mainly because I fancy myself a land pirate. And want to live in the tropics. Other than that... well, that's all there is. So I like rum.
Unfortunately, most rum I drink is in mixers. And for good reason, too, because it's hard to find a rum that you can drink on it's own. Well, Lady Luck of the high seas dealt this crusty land-lubber a charming hand this time 'round.
Cruzan sells for roughly $12.00 per 750 mil at 80 proof. (Which if you noticed my last booze review, I was buying stuff for $9.99, so I'm moving up in the world. )
Brewed on the Virgin Islands in St. Croix by the Nelthropp family since the start of their sugar mill in 1760, this dark rum has been produced by the same family ever since.
The color is an aged penny-brown. The smell was not strong at all and you'd have to really get your nose in it for a whiff.
Tasting this fine rum was an experience unlike any I've had before. Only in that it was the most even tasting rum I've ever had. It had a hint of vanilla, and... maybe some type of white pepper and liquorish. What was surprising is that it was very simple. Not complex at all. And yet, none of usual flavors of booze dominated. It wasn't heavily dosed with spiced flavors or char. It was a simple and tasty light sipping beverage.
It had a strong finish, put some fire in the belly, and potent alcoholic fumes evaporating from the residue, but the ethanol taste was not overtly strong as it often is in cheaper rums.
Over all I am very happy with this bottle, and will definitely get this again.
I'm Kzoppistan and this is my booze review.