GSN Review: Cutwater Bali Hai Pineapple Rum

Cutwater Spirits is a San Diego-based distillery known for its lineup of 19 canned cocktail classics made from its portfolio of bottled spirits that span nearly every category including tequila, vodka, rum, gin, whiskey and liqueur. Co-Founder and Master Distiller Yuseff Cherney began distilling as a side project under Ballast Point Brewing. He started canning cocktails because he wanted to make drinks he could enjoy while doing the things he likes to do (mostly fishing and hiking).

In 2017, Cutwater Spirits was established as a separate entity from the brewery and now operates from a 50,000 square foot distillery and production facility, which includes a 250-seat world-class tasting room offering lunch, dinner, cocktails, and tours. To date, Cutwater has earned over 1,000 awards across its portfolio of products and is currently distributed in 45 states.

GSN’s Remarks: A fruity, yet dry, flavored rum. The pineapple character doesn’t overwhelm, but at the same time it does not taste like fresh pineapple, but rather a “natural” flavoring. we were also chagrined to see that caramel color has been added. Still, an easy to drink spirit that adds a festive and tropical note to cocktails and “tiki” drinks. GSN Rating: B

For more information go to: Cutwater Spirits


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