Raleigh Rum’s Spiced Rum
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier
The Raleigh Rum Spiced Rum is a light caramel-colored rum that has a slight haze to it. Powerful aromas of rich cola, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. The aromas are inviting, soothing and very easy on the nose. I would honestly be happy with a candle in the same scent.
On the palate, the spices from the Raleigh Rum capture the tongue and hold it for ransom. Cinnamon and nutmeg battle it out as clove walks the plank. This rum has me feeling like a Jolly Roger and I’m ready to sail into a Hurricane…mixed cocktail.
The finish is balanced with an appreciable burn that warms the chest instantly. The Raleigh Rum Spiced Rum has a 41% ABV. This is perfect for adding some strength to your favorite mixed drink, yet at the same serve as the sweet factor.
The Break Down
Distillery – Raleigh Rum Company
Selection – Raleigh Rum Spiced Rum
Master Distillers – Matt, John, and Chris
Region – Raleigh North Carolina
Spirit – Spiced Rum
Oak – Barrel aged in white American oak barrels
Alcohol – 82 proof 41%ABV…. Because they are 1% better than everyone else.
Distillery’s favorite Cocktail recipe
- 5 oz. Orange Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. Raleigh White Rum
- 1 oz. Raleigh Spiced Rum
- 1/2 oz. Grenadine
Distilled with all the same care of the white rum, our spiced rum takes the additional step of resting several months on white American oak barrels. After coming out of the barrel we then steep in a custom blend of spices to create a unique and balanced flavor that won’t disappoint. http://www.raleighrumcompany.com/products.html