What I do like, however, is good rum, and 7 Sirens is solid stuff.
This new brand is made in Trinidad. It’s two years old, filtered to white. Classic design for a white, really.
The nose is sharp, with a mix of hospital notes and vegetal tones. Hints of sweetness, but more like raw sugar cane. The body is more complex than the nose would indicate, a blend of sugar syrup, vanilla, caramels, and bitter root notes, particularly on the finish. It’s a relatively burly, almost smoky, rum that brings on plenty of body and complexity. Not the best choice for sipping straight, but it adds something to cocktails than many rums lack.
B+ / $29 / 7sirens.com
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