For those of you who aren’t familiar, Brinley Gold Rum from St. Kitts is a smooth drinking and extremely flavorful craft rum. Not to diss another popular Carribean rum out there that currently dominates the market, but Brinley is in a league of its own, a higher spirit that simply doesn’t need mixers to enjoy. In fact, I urge you to savor their easy sipping line up straight from the bottle first before trying some recipes. That way, you detect each flavor’s subtle nuances and decide which juices or syrups would best enhance them:
Only the finest ingredients and their 72 proof Rum are blended onsite at their St. Kitts distillery to produce the following:
Gold Coffee Rum: the only coffee flavored rum sold in the US. A robust aroma of toasted coffee, vanilla and butterscotch, this flavor uses a special Brazilian coffee blend that’s sweet and smooth with a long finish.
Tahitian Lime: made with hand squeezed pure Tahitian lime juice and oils, you get a delicious “lime-ade” taste that lingers on your palate making the best Mojito you’ll ever have.
Mango: Brazilian mangos yield hints of peach and a sunny beach-kissed flavor. I’ll beat you to the hammock!
Tropical Coconut: Using real coconuts really makes a difference! Silky smooth and tastes like you are sipping it out of a coconut filled with rum. Perfect in a Painkiller or simply poured over crushed ice.
Madagascar Vanilla: Sweet, creamy, natural vanilla…sweet, creamy, vanilla, coffee bean and butterscotch aromas follow through to a viscous moderately sweet, light-to medium-bodied palate with vanilla cream, cocoa powder and toasty coconut flavors. Fades with a slight hint of marshmallow.
And now Brinley has just released a new flavor to add to their mix, a Shipwreck Spiced Rum, the first to use a premium 4 year aged rum infused with natural orange, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, and other native spices. The recipe is based on and dedicated to an actual British troop ship that sunk off the coast of St. Kitts in a 1782 naval battle with the French.