Malibu Winter (21%) is the new limited edition from the coconut loving people of Malibu and they’ve come out with a unique concept – coconut flakes! It’s a very good idea, and the bottle itself has a ‘window’ where you can see the coconut flakes floating inside! It’s like your very own snow globe! The spirit is the same but as I haven’t reviewed Malibu as of yet, below are my tasting notes –
On the nose you get a mellow hit of coconut, whilst on the palate you receive a very sweet mix of fresh tropical fruits and coconut mixing together and forming a rather pleasant after-taste that doesn’t give that suspected ‘burn’. It’s very smooth and a little thicker than you may think, and with the added addition of the coconut flakes in this version, you get a little more Caribbean in your drink! The flakes themselves dissolve so there’s no clogging feel in your mouth which can put people off.
The back of the bottle recommends a Malibu Blizzard – 50ml Malibu Winter, 100ml lemon/lime soda and 10ml lemon juice which sounds like a winner, as well as a chilled shot on its own to get that ‘cool sensation’.
It’s a little bit more expensive than the original Malibu and is being sold exclusively at Selfridges for £18.50, but with the addition of coconut snowflakes, it’s a great conversation starter!
I’m going to save this bottle for the Christmas party this year, i think as a winter shot, it might go down well!
You can purchase a bottle of Malibu Winter Edition here – http://www.selfridges.com/en/Food-Wine/Categories/Wines-Spirits/Spirits/Rum/Winter-Edition-700ml
Check out the Malibu site here – www.malibu-rum.com