The Rum Galaxy Vol.2

The Rum Galaxy Vol.2

The Universe of yummy Rum


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Out-of-this-World Rums

“Houston, we’ve detected possible signs of life out here.”
“Interesting, Johnson. Can you get a detailed read on it?”
“Looks like it’s own universe, Houston. And it smells suspiciously like...Rum.”
“Rum, you say? Hold tight, Johnson. We’re sending back up.”
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore the depths of the Rum Galaxy. Your galactic expedition will take you to the far reaches of the Western Hemisphere, where undiscovered worlds of Rum await. Here, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Colombia hold court—drawing intrepid Rum seekers into their orbit.
 
Now, it’s your turn—and there’s no time to waste. Are you bold enough to seek and savor these superstar Rums before they go supernova? Remember, luck favors the bold. Let the journey begin!
 
Ah, the Rum galaxy. Truly a wondrous place. But much like our universe, its origins are a bit, uh, murky. It’s likely Big Bang moment: the 17th century.

Caribbean sugar plantations had a serious problem on their hands—an oversupply of industrial waste in the form of molasses. Clearly, 17th century planters weren’t up to snuff on their gingerbread cookie recipes. As a result, they were left with more molasses than they knew what to do with. Turns out, slaves on these Caribbean sugar plantations had a solution for all that sludge: fermentation. Through a bit of tinkering, the result of this process yielded the drink you know and love today—Rum.
 
Today, the effects of this Caribbean Big Bang have rippled across the Rum galaxy. One of its biggest stars? Colombia, who lights the dark skies with an absurd amount of brightly shining (and award-winning) Rums. The Dominican Republic gently guides Rum seekers to its smooth elixirs with a luminescent glow And Panama, well—that’s one to watch. Their Rums will suck you in faster than a black hole.
 
But don’t take our word for it. The time has come to taste. We’re counting down to lift-off! In 3…2…1…      
Cheers!
 
Smartass Corner
 
1. Rum’s got tropical blood coursing through its veins. Most of it is produced in the tropics because of how easy it is to grow and cultivate sugarcane in that climate. But to be honest, Rum can be distilled anywhere that you can ferment molasses (or sugarcane juice).
 
2. You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
 
3. The difference between a dark and a light Rum all lies in how it’s aged. Dark Rums get their brown hue from the barrels and casks they’re fermented in. Steel drums are usually used to produce light Rums, hence the absence of color.
 
4. Technically, NASA astronauts are banned from drinking alcohol in space. In the 1970s, however, they briefly flirted with a “space wine” (a creamed Sherry) for the astronauts aboard the Skylab space station. The U.S. public was so outraged over the thought of astronauts boozin’ it up, NASA decided to ban alcohol indefinitely.
 
5. The Russians though? They’ve been known to enjoy Cognac on their space travels. Doctors even  recommended Cognac as a remedy to “neutralize the harmful effects of the atmosphere.”
 
6. In 2011, NASA sponsored an experiment that studied microgravity’s effect on Whisky and the charred oak wood that helps age it. They found that after 1,000 days in space, the Whisky’s tannins were unchanged, but the wood chips imparted a higher concentration of flavor in space than they did on Earth.
 
7. If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
 

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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.

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Member Reviews and Ratings of The Rum Galaxy Vol.2
Stephen
Stephen,
Excellent tasting box for Rums! The selections here are lovely, and I may just purchase a bottle.
 
Brian
Brian,
afro head was good. the dictator and the grander were not so good
 
Desirae
Desirae,
This was my first tasting box and it was marvelous! Really goes to show what aging can do!
 
Michael
Michael,
The Dictador 20 is a new favorite. The other two are not my cup of tea, but it was interesting to try them all side by side. Some distinct differences between the three helped me to learn more about rum. This kit includes some tasteful combinations of smoky and sweet.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Not really worth it. Afrohead is undrinkable and the Grander is nothing special. Dictador 20 is worth trying if your curiosity peaks about Solera Aged rums.
 
Danny
Danny,
Good selection and a great intro to rum. Loved the Colombian selection. Superb.
 
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