When most people think of rum they think of beaches, little umbrellas and possibly Jack Sparrow. Rum has been pigeonholed as a girly drink for years, but has recently been making a comeback. I have noticed premium rum drinks showing up on drink menus and even some of my most hardcore whiskey-drinking friends have started stocking it at home.
As a person who loves bourbon and scotch, I always thought rum was liquor that needed to be mixed with something. I wrote it off as a spirit that couldn’t stand on its own. That was all until my cousin handed me a glass of 23-year-old Ron Zacapa. He said if I liked scotch I would like this rum. I was skeptical, but boy was he was right. I was shocked at how good it was.
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