Grand Traverse Distillery Silver Reserve Rum

The Data

Category   Rum/Rhum

Sub-Category   Rum

Origin   Grand Traverse, MI

Retail Price   $31

ABV   45%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is quite intriguing as the material (molasses) is quite familiar while the distillation in a hybrid pot still gives the rich, densely fruity qualities of a Caribbean pot still while being as clean and floral as a column still Rum.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a dry, fruit-forward core with a silky texture. The over-proof finish gives the clove and pepper spice accents more lift as well as the charred sugar flavors that emerge on the finish.

Intensity & Texture

A full-bodied white Rum with lots of gusto and personality that will hold its own in cocktails.

Cool Factor

A

Very cool indeed as many craft distillers are giving it a go with Rum but few have captured the soul of the category as this spirit does.

Value Grade

B

Considering its quality and versatility this is a very good buy in the category.

Analysis

Made from pure, top-grade Caribbean molasses that is fermented in-house before being distilled in their German-made Arnold Holstein that combines both pot and column still technology. It's currently being bottled at 90 proof making it a very mixable Rum, ideal for cocktails.

How to Enjoy

This Rum beckons to be utilized in a classic daiquiri or use it make the best damn mojito that you have ever had.

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