Smuggler's Cove Selection

Smuggler's Cove Selection

Smuggler's Cove Selection

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Ahoy me Flaviar harties.

This month Captain Martin Cate from Smuggler’s Cove steers the Flaviar ship, and he’s about to hit the sea of your taste buds with a selection of 5 Rums, each with a distinct flavour nature.

Welcome to the richest and Wealthiest Cove, where the motherload is the envy of all sailors, pirates and buccaneers known to the seas. Coffers full of gold, silver, doubloons and reals you think? Naaay laddie, think again, a Cove full of Rum, tongue-selected by cap’n Martin Cate awaits.

He sailed the seas around the World seeking and sometimes looting Rum from the shores of Havana to the beaches of Australia. He packed his ship full with over 500 different varieties of Rum and brought it to San Francisco for fine Rum lovers to Siiipjoy. His Cove is said to be one of the 7 wonders of the Bar World. A true Smuggler’s Cove. Shiver me Timbers!

Follow the code of Rum, conduct straight and set sail or you'll be walking the plank soon matey!

Arrrr-ight, Cheers!

Trivia & SmartAss Corner:
1) Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the  final flavour.

2) Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums…

3) Due to the tropical climate common to Rum-producing areas, Rum matures at a much faster rate than is typical for Whisky or Cognac. An indication of this faster rate is the angels' share, or amount of product lost to evaporation. While products aged in France or Scotland see about 2-4% loss each year, Rum producers may see as much as 10%.

4) Solera method is an aging process, fractional blending, where the finished product is a mixture of ages, with the average age gradually increasing as the process continues over many years. Rum is periodically drawn from the lower casks which never move, and refreshed  with an equal quantity of Rum from casks above.

5) A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

6) 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, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

7) Rum-running means smuggling liquor over water. In the sixteenth century, when excise taxes were standardised, the illegal transport and trade of Rum, known as Rum running came to life. During the American prohibition in the twenties this trade form reached its climax.

8) Rum used to be accepted as form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Trivia & SmartAss Corner - appendix:
1) They say Horatio Nelsons' body was preserved in a cask of Rum to allow transport back to England and that upon arrival the cask was found empty. As they say the sailors had drilled a hole in the bottom of the caks and drank all the Rum, thus the term "Nelson's blood", used to describe Rum.

2) Davy Jones’ Locker is a place at the bottom of the sea where the souls of drowned pirates go. 

3) Sugar act (American Revenue Act): An act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain which helped the growing movement that became the American Revolution. 

4) In 18th century England, men would occasionally auction off their wives for Rum, a practice we probably shouldn't bring back into fashion. Naaa!

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Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.

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