Friday, December 14, 2012

Makers Tasting – Chapter Two

Desert Diamond Distillery

Today we look at the intriguing selections of rum offered by Desert Diamond Distillery, located in Arizona. As I looked at picks made for blogging I was attracted by the first offering, Gold Miner Agave Rum. They have quite a selection of rums – so without further delay:

Desert Diamond Distillery

Gold Miner Agave Rum – Mmmmmm! Our customer favorite at the tasting bar! We take our award winning dark rum and add hints of delicate specialty flavors including Agave, and we arrive at a delicious one of a kind after dinner sipping rum. Whether you drink our Agave Rum on ice or at room temperature, this hand crafted smooth-as-silk flavor is sure to tantalize your taste buds. You can mix this rum too, but be warned, after one sip you will probably not want to mix it with anything. 2011 SIP Award Silver Medal Winner.

Yes this sounds like something I need to taste....

Gold Miner Dark Rum – Our Dark Rum won a bronze medal from the Ministry of Rum in 2010, and a Platinum Medal in the 2011 SIP Awards. We start with a base of our Signature White Rum and age it with white American and French oak. The secret to the enticing flavors of our Dark Rum is in the simplicity.....the subtle flavors inherent in our Dark Rum that distinguishes it from all other rums out there! This is a full bodied taste with just the right notes of aging from the oak. Distinguished and grown up, this Dark Rum is a winner!

So this is the base of Gold Miner Agave Rum – correct? I am often surprised when a Distiller decides to make it better.... Such is the way of American Made Rums!

Gold Miner Rum – Our Signature Gold Miner White Rum is a real surprise when you first taste it. It has a very full bouquet of vanillas that finishes just a bit sweet and definitely smooth.....It is great for mixing your favorite drink, cooking with it and even making desserts. Most of all you will find that our Gold Miner Rum is one drink you can enjoy when just sitting back and having a relaxing drink on the rocks. This Rum garnered a Bronze Medal in the 2011 SIP Awards.

So for you folks in Arizona and it environs – DDD sounds like a maker whose rums demand a taste!

Gold Miner Barrel Reserve Rum – Bottled in February of 2012, out of D3's very first Barrel, this incredibly unique one-of-a-kind taste garnered a GOLD medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March. The aroma is sweet and spicy. The taste is smooth and well developed, with hints of spice and licorice and a background of oak aged vanillas. It finishes smooth, yet firm with a full bodied taste that rum drinkers look for. Each bottle is labeled with the Barrel number (1) and the bottle number on the back label. A true connoisseur's drink, and limited edition.

Limited – sure – but hopefully some for me??

Triple D's Gold Miner Rums sound good. Makes my mouth water and my curiosity is aroused. Anyone out there had any of these rums? Please drop us a line and tell me about or email or comment below...
Rick TRR...

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