Project #173 Smoked Chilli Rum
Now, hear us out, this just works. The folks behind Project #173 are always pushing the boat out when it comes to pairing rum with all manner of deliciousness, and their Smoked Chilli Rum is no exception. The quality rum that lies at the base here has been flavoured with a fiery chipotle chilli maceration and cherry wood smoke! The result is a gentle, building heat that runs alongside big, fruity, rum and capsicum notes. A savoury spin from the Project #173 gang, it's got us in a BBQ frame of mind. We can imagine sipping this neat, over ice, while we burn our sausages. Or mixing with cola for a Cuba Libre with a kick!
Nose: Green, grassy jalapeños, with sweet notes of fruity red pepper and roasted tomato. Wisps of tasty BBQ smoke.
Palate: Burnt caramel sweetness, with dried waxy pepper, and a warm, creeping heat that's tamed by a gentle sweetness of the rum.
Finish: The chilli lingers, gently tingling your tongue, without overpowering the estery rum core.
Overall: A rather brilliant combination! The smoke works here almost as an echo to heavily aged rums, and the warm chilli heat blends in brilliantly.