Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum

The bitter cold this past week in DC made me lazy. Rather than walking home from the Dupont Circle metro stop as I usually do, I took to taking the bus. That's how I discovered Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum. When the bus is nowhere in sight, I duck into the liquor store right by the bus stop to escape the cold. And on one of those nights, there was a tasting in progress.

Chairman's Reserve makes artisanal rums at a distillery in St. Lucia, which in my mind has always produced the finest rum. This one takes it to new heights, though. I liked the spiced best, with its bright flavors of vanilla, cinammon, clove and nutmeg on your tongue. The burn that spreads slowly from your oesophagus through your chest cavity follows soon after. You can also get just regular rum, or a peanut flavored cream, which tastes much like Bailey's if you like that sort of thing. But it was the spiced rum that was special to me.

So, no dishes to die for this week, but something to cheer about nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

please tell me which liquor store you ducked into and find this!!! this is my husband's favorite rum (discovered during our wedding in st. lucia) and i have not been able to find it anywhere in the Northeast besides NYC...

Antoinette Ego said...

This one:
Connecticut Avenue Wine and Liquor
1529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 332-0240

It's right near Kramer Books and Afterwords, on Connecticut and Q in Dupont Circle. Enjoy!