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Cane Island Jamaica Rum
About Cane Island Jamaica Rum
Cane Island Jamaica Rum is produced by Cane Island Rum – a rum brand owned by the Amsterdam-based company Infinity Spirits. As a brand, Cane Island produces a variety of different rum blends, each of which focuses on a specific country or estate of origin.
This particular bottle of Jamaica Rum is one of their “single island” blends, meaning that it includes rums from a few different estates located on the island of Jamaica. The rums in the blend are produced from molasses, and are primarily pot still. They are aged for a range of 3-5 years in American white oak bourbon barrels – with the exception of one unaged, high-ester rum. The blend is bottled at 40% ABV.
❖ ABV: 40%
❖ Distillery: Worthy Park Estate, Monymusk Estate, Hampden Estate, New Yarmouth Estate
❖ Aging: 3-5 years
❖ Price Point: low price
My Tasting notes
The aroma of this rum was quite fruity in nature, although I couldn’t pinpoint the specific fruits. After several sniffs, I could also sense a vague woodiness that allowed me to picture the wooden barrels in my mind’s eye.
As I sipped this rum, I noticed that it was a bit harsh and not super smooth. There was a slight burning on my tongue and in my throat with each sip. Still, I was able to enjoy the sweet, fruity notes in the flavor. I could tell that this rum is more suitable for mixing into cocktails. Towards the end of my glass, notes of wood became gradually more prominent.
Jamaican Rum Punch
❖ 2 oz Jamaican rum
❖ 1.5 oz pineapple juice
❖ 1.5 oz orange juice
❖1/2 oz lime juice
❖ 3/4 oz grenadine
- Add the ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Inside of a cocktail, the flavor notes of this rum blended in very nicely, and it tasted quite smooth. Overall, it seems like a very suitable mixing rum that will work for many cocktails. This drink was delightfully sweet and fruity. Towards the end of drinking this, a few slight woody notes came out, which were very interesting against the sweetness.
Overall, this was an enjoyable but somewhat unremarkable rum. If you’re looking for something super affordable that will blend into cocktails with flavorful mixers, Cane Island Jamaica Rum is a decent choice. Although it didn’t wow me, I think it’s priced appropriately to reflect this.
If you’re hosting a festive gathering, Cane Island can elevate your tropical cocktails a couple steps above the ubiquitous cheap rums. For that purpose, it’s definitely worth picking up! Just don’t expect to impress anyone by making them sip it neat.
As always, drink responsibly.
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