When you think of great sipping rum, you probably don't associate it with coffee or cigarettes. But you might begin to, thanks to Stolen Coffee & Cigarettes Rum. Inspired by the Jim Jarmusch series of short films 'Coffee and Cigarettes', this Caribbean rum is matured in oak for two years before being blended with all natural Fenugreek from Morocco, Vanilla Bean from Madagascar, and Arabica Coffee Beans from Colombia. And don't worry, the taste is not reminiscent of licking an ashtray, but rather provides the same type of mild smokiness you've come to expect from Scotch or Mezcal. Great for league cocktails, but recommended to be sipped neat.
Do you take your coffee with a little sugar? Or maybe your rum with a little coffee infusion? Either way, Different Drum Rum is breaking the mold. It certainly isn't anything like most liqueurs with coffee, that are so sticky sweet they taste candy. Instead, Different Drum uses a pressurized gas that disrupts the coffee-bean cells, releasing the intended flavors of the beans rather than a sugar overload. It's a smooth sipping rum unlike any you've tried before.
When it comes to rum, there isn't a brand as well known as Bacardi, so when they decided to release a special line of aged sipping rums, it rose to the top of our want list. Exquisito is one of the best in the collection and is a blend of rums aged between 7 and 23 years and finished for at least a month in sherry casks. The blend of ages provides an ideal balance and the finish gives Exquisito a mellow profile, perfect for a sweet sip served neat or with a little ice.