Hello Rum Bums!
For those of you that were unable to attend our 80’s inspired Rum Club titled “Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner,” you missed out on some “crucial'” rums, some “bitch’n” 80’s movie trivia and some really “radical” costumes. Don’t worry though, costumes will also be welcomed at our October Rum Club event(s). See the 80’s word index below if you are uncertain of some of the words being used in this blog.
The “eko skeleton” rums we tried on the evening included; Vizcaya Cask 12, Dos Maderas 5+5, and Diplómatico Ambassador. The “grindage” we “spazzed” over was done to perfection by La Isla chef, Rodel Borromeo, and really complemented each of the rums.
Dos Maderas 5+5 is really complex and tasty rum that is aged for five years in American oak barrels in the Caribbean (Barbados and Guyana) and is then aged for another five years in Spain. The aging process in Spain takes place in two stages: first, the rum is aged for three years in Palo Cortado sherry casks, and then spends two years in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The 5+5 matched perfectly with a pan-roasted duck breast which was served with roasted peach and parsnip-potato puree.
Vizcaya Cask is a light and well balanced rum that is aged for six years in premium oak barrels in the Dominican Republic and is the lighter, little brother to Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21. For our entree course, we served a crispy pork belly with a white balsamic glaze and topped it with caramelized onion and topped it with a orange-walnut-raisin honey.
Our final course paired a coconut tiramisu with the ever delicious Diplomático Ambassador. The Ambassador is aged a minimum of twelve years in white oak barrels and then furthered aged in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, before being bottled directly from the barrel. What’s produced is quite exceptional if you’ve experienced it before.
Thanks to everyone that made this night such radically bitch’n evening. Special thanks go out to Rodel Borromeo and Karen Johnson! I’d also like to mention Alex Scharnberg for winning our 80’s movie trivia contest and Molly Hawkins for winning the best 80’s costume with her ode to Olivia Newton – Johns workout outfit! Great job, Alex and Molly!
Join us next month when we taste the rums of Ron Cartavio!
Crucial: similar to radical or cool
Bitch’n: very cool
Eko Skeleton: excellant
Spazzing: overly excited