Finest Spirits 2012
We have been attending the Finest Spirits fair of 2012, an exposition of spirits manufacturers taking place in Munich, Germany, and can announce that we have made some interesting discoveries. Here are this years revelations.
Ron Atlantico Platino
The taste: cream and vanilla.
The Platino’s very mild and mature taste makes the it being an exception among the white rums. You can easily consume in its pure state without any fear. Its creamy vanilla flavor reminds you to the taste of ice cream – very special for such a youngster.
The taste: creamier, revealing a fruit cocktail as the essences spread, reminding you to the taste of orange, passion fruit and a touch of pineapple at last.
The creamy consistence might just be an illusion, but it makes the first sip being a true surprise – it really isn’t like anything you would expect in this price category. As the cream dissipates into its elements, revealing its bouquet of orange skin and passion fruit, it will die out on your tongue with a taste reminding you to a subtle bit of pineapple. As every sip is a pleasure on its own, we clearly express it a long drink character.
Ron Atlantico Private Cask
The taste: creamiest, caramel and a little coffee note.
The Atlantico Viejo loses most of it’s fruitiness over the years but keeps it’s cream-like taste. The fruits have morphed to a sweet caramel accompanied by a subtle note of coffee, turning it to the perfect long drink after serving the desserts. Your guests are going to be surprised about the fact that it actually is a rum.
The goal of Gin Mare is to unite the Mediterranean way of life into a single gin made from olives, thyme, rosemary and basil. The four distillations are incredible on their own, together they blend to an incredibly soft long drink to degust with the addition of freshly smashed basil or rosemary and a little lemon juice. The perfect drink for the upcoming summer.
Germany isn’t really known for subtle kinds of alcohol – you either drink beer or get a liquid punch in the face. That said, and after going through rather bad tastings of German whiskeys, we never paid attention to the brand of Gin coming from Munich called “The Duke” – it was a mistake. The Duke is a very soft and educated gin made from bio products with a great taste. And at a very reasonable price of 24€, it is a clear recommendation that won’t ruin you.