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Six Saints Rum

Six Saints Rum

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Six Saints Rum: A Grenadian Gem - In-Depth Tasting Notes & Serving Suggestions

Six Saints Rum hails from the idyllic Caribbean island of Grenada, aptly named after its six beautiful parishes. This molasses-based rum boasts a distinctive character, thanks to its meticulous production process. Here at The General Wine, we're delighted to offer Six Saints Rum and guide you through its flavour profile, ideal serving suggestions, and everything in between.

Distilling & Ageing:

Six Saints Rum is crafted using time-honoured techniques. Molasses or cane syrup forms the base, which is then distilled in a column still to a high alcohol content (around 95% ABV). This spirit then embarks on a maturation journey, resting for 3 to 5 years in ex-bourbon casks. The tropical climate of Grenada plays a vital role, accelerating the ageing process and infusing the rum with unique characteristics. Finally, Six Saints Rum is bottled at a well-balanced 41.7% ABV, ensuring a smooth and flavourful experience.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: The first enticing aroma that greets you is a wave of vanilla, a classic hallmark of rum aged in bourbon casks. This is complemented by hints of tropical fruits, reminiscent of pineapple, banana, and mango. Subtle notes of baking spice, like nutmeg and cinnamon, add a touch of complexity.
  • Palate: The initial sip delivers a delightful burst of sweetness, countered by a pleasant warmth from the alcohol. The vanilla essence from the nose carries through onto the palate, mingling with flavours of honey, caramel, and toasted oak. Hints of citrus peel, particularly orange zest, add a refreshing touch. The tropical fruit notes are more subtle on the palate compared to the nose, offering a fleeting sweetness.
  • Finish: The finish is smooth and lingers pleasantly. The oak influence becomes more apparent, leaving a hint of dryness alongside lingering notes of vanilla and spice.

Serving Suggestions:

Six Saints Rum's versatility makes it a perfect choice for enjoying neat, on the rocks, or as a base for delectable cocktails. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Neat: For a true appreciation of Six Saints Rum's character, savour it neat in a snifter glass. Allow the rum to breathe for a few minutes to release its full range of aromas.
  • On the Rocks: If you prefer a slightly chilled and diluted experience, serve Six Saints Rum on the rocks. Use large ice cubes that melt slowly to prevent watering down the rum's flavour profile.
  • Classic Cocktails: Six Saints Rum shines in classic rum cocktails. Here are a few ideas:
    • Daiquiri: Combine 50ml Six Saints Rum, 25ml fresh lime juice, and 12.5ml simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
    • Mojito: Muddle fresh mint leaves and a bar spoon of sugar in a highball glass. Add 50ml Six Saints Rum, top with soda water, and squeeze fresh lime juice to taste. Finish with a sprig of mint.
    • Mai Tai: This tiki classic combines 50ml Six Saints Rum, 25ml aged amber rum (optional), 25ml fresh lime juice, 12.5ml orgeat syrup, and 12.5ml almond syrup. Shake with ice and strain into a mug filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wedge.
  • Modern Cocktails: Six Saints Rum's smooth character makes it perfect for exploring modern cocktail creations. Here's an example:
    • Grenadian Sunset: Combine 50ml Six Saints Rum, 25ml pineapple juice, 12.5ml Aperol, and 12.5ml fresh lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.

Food Pairing:

Six Saints Rum's flavour profile complements various dishes. Consider pairing it with:

  • Desserts: Sweet treats like pecan pie, banana bread, or crème brûlée find a perfect partner in Six Saints Rum's vanilla and caramel notes.
  • Cheeses: Aged cheddar or Gouda cheeses create an interesting contrast with the rum's sweetness.
  • Spicy Food: Spicy dishes can be balanced by the subtle sweetness and warming notes of Six Saints Rum.

In Conclusion:

Six Saints Rum offers a delightful Grenadian experience in every sip. Its smooth character, balanced sweetness, and hints of tropical fruit and spice make it a versatile rum for every occasion. Whether you enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in a creative cocktail, Six Saints Rum promises a flavourful journey. Visit The General Wine today and explore the world of Six Saints Rum for yourself!


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