Black Tears Spiced Rum

£34.00

Black Tears is the first spiced rum to come out of Cuba and takes its inspiration from the flavour and culture of the Island. It is made from premium molasses collected from four mils on the northern cost from which a dry white rum base is made and then spices are added that are common throughout Cuba.

Tasting Notes: the aroma is a blend of coffee and cacao and sweet chilli spice which comes from aji dulce a chilli pepper native to Cuba, as well as lots of baking spices to follow. The taste is rich and toasty with lovely roasted flavours of coffee and nice sweetness of cacao but the overall flavour is very dry compared to any other spiced rums on the market and is complex and mysterious, the finish is of balanced spices and caramel and fairly long and its low sugar content sets it apart from other spiced rums on the market.

Recommended serve: I’ve been drinking a lot of Black Tears over ice and topped up with ginger beer while enjoying some salsa tunes, but the recommended serve is with tonic and a twist of orange peel

Black Tears is described as an emotional blend of Cuban rum and seductive Cuban spices, its name is embedded in Cuban music and tells the tale of lost love known as Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears). In legend a young woman who is suffering the pain of lost love drops her tears of despair into a vat of rum permeating the rum with an otherworldly flavour.

There is an intriguing philosophy inherent in the rum which is routed in the daily struggle the Cuban people experience and the way they live their lives with their whole heart and experiencing love and loss together en la lucha (in the fight) and holding nothing back “Cubans express themselves in everything they do,” said Adele Robberstad, CEO of the Island Rum Company. “When they create a spirit it’s an expression of their emotions. When people around the world taste Black Tears, they will want to express themselves, too.”

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Tasting Notes: the aroma is a blend of coffee and cacao and sweet chilli spice which comes from aji dulce a chilli pepper native to Cuba, as well as lots of baking spices to follow. The taste is rich and toasty with lovely roasted flavours of coffee and nice sweetness of cacao but the overall flavour is very dry compared to any other spiced rums on the market and is complex and mysterious, the finish is of balanced spices and caramel and fairly long and its low sugar content sets it apart from other spiced rums on the market.

Aji dulce although is related to the scotch bonnet chilli, is mild smoky and quite sweet and used a lot in Cuban cooking for seasoning it’s true Cuban name is Aji Cachacha where a Cachacha is Latin solo performance dance.

Black Tears Spiced Rum
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