Banks 5 Island Rum
Banks Rum is named for the botanist Sir Joseph Banks, an adventurer who sailed with Captain Cook in the mid 18th century. The 5 Island blend is composed of 21 rums from 5 different islands - Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and Java, each lending their own unique style, flavors and character. The final formula was created by Master Blender Arnaud de Trabuc, who uses a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled rums, charcoal filtered for clarity.
"This super funky rum is clear, however the depth of flavor would suggest otherwise. It manages to reveal the rich, blackstrap molasses of the Jamaican rum, mixed with the earthiness of Guyanese, the fruitiness of Barbados, the bitterness of Batavia Arak from Java and the lightness from Trinidad rum to smooth it all out. The flavors are strong and rich, allowing it to be sipped neat, but it's a favorite with bartenders because of its flavor impact in cocktails."
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