Yep you guessed it – we’re really feeling Rum at the moment here at the Dapper Chapper. The fact that this is our third rum review in a row might have tipped you off about that. But the fact is, now that the sun is beginning to shows it’s face in the evening, we like nothing more than a sweet and fruity rum and coke to see in the sunrise.
And the latest brand on review is Banks 7 Golden Age Rum. And the first thing you notice about this bottle is the striking and sophisticated bottle. The long thin design works perfectly to show off the rich, deep, golden coloured rum in the bottle. When the drink looks this good, we love getting a clear glimpse of it before it’s in the glass.
Banks 7 Golden Age is a blend of 23 rums, from 8 different distilleries from 7 different origins steeped in rum making heritage. So this one’s got it covered. The 8 different rums come from Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Guatemala, Panama and Java. What those countries don’t know about Rum isn’t worth knowing so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re drinking the finest quality.
And true to form this rum tastes as good as you’d expect it to. You can really tell that the rum from each of the 7 regions really adds something to the drink. Whether it be the slightly nutty taste from Barbados, the ever so slightly burned molasses from Trinidad, a slight dry quality from Panama and fruity infusion from Jamaica – this rum really is a taste sensation.
Banks proudly boast on their website that this is a drink best drunk on the rocks – rather than in a cocktail.
“Mixing won’t improve our rum, but it should certainly improve your cocktail.”
And having tasted it – it’s hard to argue with them. BUT, we are still going to recommend a cocktail for you to try – so long as you promise to try it on the rocks first.
Golden Age Cocktail
- 2 oz. Banks Golden Age Rum
- 1 Demerara Sugar Cube
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Muddle, stir with ice and strain over one large ice cube into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.
Banks 7 Golden Age Rum is available for a price of £44.65 from the Whisky Exchange