Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Don Q Piña Flavored Rum
Flavored Rum is by and large a very unsexy category. Most of the products in this segment are sickening sweet, reeking of plastic flavors, and showing colors not found in nature. Of course this isn't good enough for Destileria Serrallés and their Don Q brand as they have created this fantastic Piña flavor with real Rum (aged 1.5 years) and real pineapple juice. The team at Serrallés has done it again and I should have never doubted them.
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. Don Q has earned a loyal following of those seeking honest, quality Rums.
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of baked pineapple with soft, vanilla-accented white Rum offering hints of lime and honey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush, sweet, and juicy pineapple core with flanking tart pineapple acidity, silky Rum, and vibrant citrus. Medium-bodied with ripe and sweet pineapple a its core with enough bright citrus-like acidity to keep it fresh.
How to Serve
Serve over ice or make a simple cocktail blended 50/50 with coconut water and a squeeze of lime, then shaken and strained. Even the laziest bartender can get behind this drink.
Price: $ 13.99
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