Blackwell Jamaican Black Gold Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Blackwell
  • Style Jamaican Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • marshmallow
  • toasted
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • ginger
  • sweet
  • pineapple
  • biscuit

Blackwell

Jamaican Black Gold Rum (0.75l, 40%)
Price $22.99

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If “Red Red Wine” just doesn’t do it for you and you “Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For,” Blackwell Jamaican Rum may be the answer. 
 
What do Bob Marley, Bono, and Blackwell Jamaican Rum have in common? Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in 1959 in Jamaica. Island Records went on to become arguably THE most successful independent record company in history, introducing Reggae legend Bob Marley to the world and signing a young Irish band—U2—long before they were known to anyone, along with many, many others. 
 
Once the record business was sold, Chris Blackwell returned to Jamaica where his family had been traders and Rum distillers for generations. In fact, his mother’s family owned famous Rum producers J. Wray and Nephew and Appleton Estate. So it seems natural that he founded his eponymous Blackwell Jamaican Rum in 2006 with the same sense of savvy independence he brought to his record company. 
 
Blackwell has only one product, but we think that is kinda’ cool. Do one thing, and do it well, right? For this singular Rum expression, Chris worked with master Rum blender Joy Spence to create a classic Dark Rum that is sugar-cane based and ready to rock. They call their special blend “Black Gold” and based it on a traditional recipe. 
 
The results are pretty impressive. Although Blackwell is a younger, cane-based Rum it has a great taste complexity like you would get form an older, blackstrap-based sipper. The flavor profile sits balanced between a heavy molasses-based rum, and light “white” Rum, and a spice Rum … all without any artificial additives or other yucky things. This could be exactly what you are looking for. 
 
Tasting Note
 
Appearance / Color
Deep Amber      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wet and sweet with a mild spice   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Toasted marshmallow with clove and nutmeg 
 
Finish 
Smooth with a hint of spice
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Blackwell
  • Style Jamaican Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • spicy
  • marshmallow
  • toasted
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • ginger
  • sweet
  • pineapple
  • biscuit
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Character Dogson
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
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