Thursday, December 3, 2009
Location: Louis 649, NYC
Event: TNT Tasting Tuesdays
Photo credits: Lush Life Productions
Here are a few brief words on one of my best new sipping rums I'm currently enjoying........
Atlantico is a dark Dominican rum which "embodies tradition, sophistication, and handcrafted quality." The process starts with small batches of aged rums, which are aged for an extra 1 to 2 years, after being blended together and placed in private casks.
After the time passes, they are transferred into another set of barrels to be aged using the solera method for another 15-25 years. It is interesting to note that the wooden barrels which contain the rum are positively affected by the forces of nature around the coastline of the Dominican Republic, which adds to the complexity and unique flavor. Vintage Dominican cigar labels serve as the inspiration for the design of the bottle.