It’s always interesting to see and hear about brands being developed for a specific market, but a category that sometimes gets overlooked compared to the demographic that say vodka or tequila go for, is rum, and in particular 19 Spiced Vanilla. Aimed at the students and young generation who are growing out of the alcoh-pop world and developing their tastes for something more sophisticated and to be frank, better, 19 Spiced Vanilla has enjoyed success since its launch back in May last year.
Hailing from Trinidad and blended and distilled by the world-renowned Fernandes Distillers, 19 Spiced has been promoting itself as ‘a taste of liquid sunshine – for good times, always’. To fulfill this, 19 Spiced is created to be versatile not only to be enjoyed over ice, but as the base to cocktails like Mojito, Daiquiri and Mai Tai. Even your simple mixers of ginger beer or coke will be acceptable if ordering.
So how does 19 Spiced Vanilla go down? Well below I give to you my tasting notes –
19 Spiced Vanilla – 35%
Instant hit of rich vanilla on the nose with lots of sweet notes following onto the palate. Very smooth offering with a slight hint of toffee but still dominated by vanilla. Creates a long-lasting after-taste.
Found in Tiki bars all over the UK, including Manchester’s own Keko Moku, 19 Spiced is changing the way rum should be approached. Give it a go!
Check out Steven James’ take on the rum world here.
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