Friday Happy Hour: The Cane Mill Rum, Barbados
Uncommon Caribbean Logo
EST. 2010
🇧🇧Barbados

Friday Happy Hour: The Cane Mill Rum, Barbados

The cheapest!

Ask most any gathering of spirits lovers to name their favorite rum and undoubtedly you’ll get this cheeky answer from more than a few of them. Yes, rum has long carried a fabulously fallacious reputation as the bargain-basement black sheep of the spirits world (a reputation that’s rapidly changing for the better, thank goodness). Cheap doesn’t always mean poor quality when it comes to rum, though. Among the best quality blends I’ve discovered recently in the budget bin at my local liquor store: The Cane Mill Rum.

I found this new-to-me product of Barbados last fall at Total Wine & More, my primary go-to liquor store in South Florida. To date, I haven’t seen it anywhere else, which has me thinking that it’s got an exclusive “direct-to-retail” deal along the lines of the one our friends at Foursquare Distillery struck with Total Wine recently.

At less than $20 a bottle, I found The Cane Mill impossible to resist in the store. I wondered, though, “Could the taste be as nice as the price?”

A quick whiff of this stuff didn’t yield much of any clues. Maybe a little banana and toffee, but very light aroma altogether. This was surprising considering the eight years of age she carried. Just not a lot happening on the nose.

On the lips, though, it was another story.

Smooth and rich with hearty, smoky notes of tobacco, honey, chocolate and molasses, The Cane Mill proved a winner for me enjoyed neat or with a couple rocks. There’s just a hint of burn at the onset, but the finish is nice and easy, lingering a little sweetness.

Is it all the more sweeter at that nice price?

Yes, and of course, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Cheers!

 

Last updated by on .

Related Posts

Friday Happy Hour: Cockspur 130, The Sweet Overproof Rum
🇧🇧Barbados

Friday Happy Hour: Cockspur 130, The Sweet Overproof Rum

86
Shares
Friday Happy Hour: Doorly’s XO, The Best Rum Bargain Around
🇧🇧Barbados

Friday Happy Hour: Doorly’s XO, The Best Rum Bargain Around

There are fine rums and there are bargain rums, though never the twain have ever met, in my experience, quite as perfectly as they do in Doorly's X.O.
322
Shares
Friday Happy Hour: 10 Saints, Beer Made Better with Rum
🇧🇧Barbados

Friday Happy Hour: 10 Saints, Beer Made Better with Rum

187
Shares

Over 150,000 fans can't be wrong. Follow us.

Send this to a friend