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Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Rum
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Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Rum

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$35.00
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Description

Centuries ago, when the merchants of Amsterdam sailed home from their long, arduous journey through the Caribbean trade routes, they discovered that the barrels of rum on their ships had taken on a richer flavor and aroma from what they had tasted at the onset. These Dutch merchants, after which Denizen’ Merchant’s Reserve is named, began to experiment with blending these aged Caribbean rums with the most special blends being reserved for the finest batches they sold throughout Europe. The Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is a blend of 8 year Plummer style Jamaican rums and a rare component of 8 year Rhum Grande Arome from the island of Martinique.

AWARDS:
• 2019 - 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits
• 2018 - 96 Points, Beverage Testing Institute
• 2018 - Gold, WSWA

Bottle Size: 750ml

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Description

Centuries ago, when the merchants of Amsterdam sailed home from their long, arduous journey through the Caribbean trade routes, they discovered that the barrels of rum on their ships had taken on a richer flavor and aroma from what they had tasted at the onset. These Dutch merchants, after which Denizen’ Merchant’s Reserve is named, began to experiment with blending these aged Caribbean rums with the most special blends being reserved for the finest batches they sold throughout Europe. The Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is a blend of 8 year Plummer style Jamaican rums and a rare component of 8 year Rhum Grande Arome from the island of Martinique.

AWARDS:
• 2019 - 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits
• 2018 - 96 Points, Beverage Testing Institute
• 2018 - Gold, WSWA

Bottle Size: 750ml

Please Drink Responsibly.

Shipping & Delivery

This product is only available for delivery in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING

Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Nose

    Intensely aromatic
  • Palate

    A refined taste profile revealing bright fruity caramel flavors balanced by earthy, grassy notes
  • Finish

    Long and spicy finish

“Denizen recreates the bold, complex flavors (hogo) characterized by the original rums of yore.”


Origins

This tradition of blending aged rum for complexity eventually found its way to the eponymous Tiki bars of mid-20th century America where proprietary rum blends were secrets taken to the grave. Paying homage to the artisan rums crafted by these pioneering merchants, Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is a superior blend of 8-year-old plummer style Jamaican pot still rum and a rare component of Rhum Grande Arôme from the Le Galion distillery on Martinique. According to respected rum cocktail historians, these two styles of rum were blended together by Trader Vic Bergeron in his original 1944 Mai Tai recipe. Le Galion is the lone distillery in Martinique still producing the unique molasses based Rhum Grande Arôme used in our blend, giving Denizen Merchant’s Reserve the distinction of being the first historically accurate Mai Tai rum to be sold commercially.

Featured Cocktail Recipe

Mai Tai

Ingredients

2 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Orange Curacao
¼ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz Orgeat Syrup
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Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add 2 cups of crushed ice, and shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Pour unstrained into double rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with maraschino cherries.
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