Spicing Up the Cocktail Routine

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Last week, we discovered that many of the spices used to flavour spiced rum are the same ingredients (vanilla, allspice, cinnamon and cloves) used to make seasonal cocktails.  Not surprisingly, spiced rum can be used in place of many traditional spirits to make modern interpretations of seasonal warming cocktails. Here are just a few of…

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Rum’s Spice Blend


As discussed in last week’s column, spiced rum is a category without a lot of definition. Each producer has its own unique flavour profile based on the proprietary recipe used by each distillery to spice their rum.  Although there is a wide range of flavour profiles, there are some common spices (and herbs) used to…

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Spiced rum: Charting a new course for the rum category


Looking for a definition of spiced rum? You won’t find one. Rum, and consequentially the spiced rum category, is one of the least defined categories of spirits. Its very lack of definition is one reason that spiced rum is one of fastest growing categories in the spirits world. Industry stalwart Captain Morgan Amber Spiced Rum…

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