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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Day 126 Drink: Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum

Bacardi has been around since 1862 when founder Don Facundo Bacardi began producing a light-bodied, smooth rum in Cuba. Today, Bacardi rum is produced in Puerto Rico, using a five step distillation process, aged in American white oak barrels, and filtered five times. The distillery sits on a beautiful piece of land on the coast outside of San Juan.

The latest flavored rum from Bacardi is Torched Cherry. The 70 proof rum combines Barbados cherries with an infusion of the Torch Plant aloe. The result is a spirit that has a sweet cherry soda nose, with perhaps just a hint of cherry cough syrup. The flavor is a cobination of sweet notes to start, with a tart finish. Bacardi recommends making a Cherry Rum and Coke with this spirit and that will work quite nicely as a summer cocktail.

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