GSN Review: Tanduay Asian Rum

Tanduay_gold_LRLike vodka, whiskies and gin; rum can be made from different fermentable sources.  Tanduay uses sugar cane grown, harvested and milled in the Philippines.  It is then distilled and blended with local water and a proprietary yeast made exclusively for Tanduay.  Finally, the rum is rested for up to seven years in charred oak barrels to smooth it out and give it the rich coloration.  Gold Tanduay is a blend of these rums.  Of note is the fact that the Tanduay Distillery is over 150 years old, making it one of the oldest continually operating rum companies in the world.

Tanduay Silver Rum (80 proof)
Visual: Very pale gold.
Nose: Coconut, lime, sweet vanilla bean and dairy cream.
Taste: Lightly sweet with a dry and semi-spicy aspect.  The slight hint of citrus works well to play off the grassy notes.
Finish:  Medium long with a fading key lime pie flavor.
Overall: There’s a lot of body here.  Great for rum-based cocktails that call for lime.
GSN Rating: B+

Tanduay Gold Rum (80 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Notes of coconut, vanilla, creme brulee and nutmeg.
Taste: Sweet, but with a heady dose of peppery spice.  Rich and almost creamy with a lot of body.
Finish: Long with a deep caramel flavor that satisfies.
Overall: A hearty and at the same time well-defined sipping rum that will mix well in tiki drinks.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Tanduay Rum USA

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