Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Don Q 151 Rum
Another great Don Q Rum and one that is loved by every most every Tiki bartender. It is made with a blend of Rums aged for a minimum of three years while it seems to me that this blend also includes Rums that are much older. I am very pleasantly surprised that this is a tasty and complex Rum that just happens to be bottled at flame thrower strength. This is a product that requires a careful hand being nearly double standard strength and it is capped with a flame arrester (I'm not joking).
In 1934, the Don Q brand is created. The name pays homage to fictional character Don Quixote. Don Q is the second best known Rum brand from Puerto Rico in the minds of many American consumers while in Puerto Rico Don Q rules. This is an old-school brand that is quietly leading the way in innovation in a number of areas from product development to their stellar environmental initiatives.
Brilliant, crystal clear. Wow! This is simply amazing and complex offering scents of dried and baked fruits, cigar box, caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown butter, cocoa, fudge, cola nut, and brown baking spices. The palate delivers on the promise of the nose being impossibly rich and creamy despite its obvious strength finishing with notes of black pepper and blast of alcohol. It's as intense as it gets while being surprisingly silky and gentle with a rich and chewy mouthfeel.
How to Serve
The Don Q 151 is such a beautiful Rum that it can be sipped with nothing but a healthy dose of water (50/50). This will of course be used in countless cocktails with a focus on the Tiki world. Just 1/2 ounce will make a meaningful impact.
Price: $ 24.99
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