Posted by hitnerwine on September 26, 2007 at 3:28 PM
Just sampled a rum costing $2,000.00!
Several days ago, at
the 'Tasting Tower' at the Summerhill L.C.B.O., I tried a small sample
of a bottle of rum that costs $2,000.00. Made by Havana Club, it is
called 'Maximo,' and is the most prestigious rum they produce, made
from only the finest blends.
An intense golden-brown colour, this was not only the most expensive
rum I have ever tried, but also the most complicated. The different
sorts of aromas I discovered when 'nosing' it were sensational, ranging
from caramel to leafy notes. On the palate, it was gloriously smooth
(with even a tiny bit of fruit showing ... weird). As hoped for, the
finish was long and delicate.
For my part, I have found most rums to be uninteresting. And though I
have tried premium rums before that I've liked, they have never been as
good as 'Maximo.' Does this mean the rest of the rums I try in my lifetime (that is, other than 'Maximo,' if I'm lucky) will seem dull by comparison? I hope not!