Saturday, October 31, 2009

Funky Pot Still Jamaican Rum

By Confucius' pointy beard, I love this bottle!

About a year ago I think, the intrepid Mr. Seed pulled a couple of rum samples of his legendary black bag (seriously, anyone who knows the man respects the hell out of that bag.) They were Jamaican pot still spirits that I had never heard of, each was pretty out-there. Full of tropical fruits and odd spices and above all else, funky. I really wasn't quite sure what to make of them. A few months later, on another visit, Mr. Seed , M. Cate and myself met for dinner and a new sample came out of the black bag of myth and fables, this time it was a blend and it blew us away.

We didn't have enough to make a drink, but we both saw and smelled truth in that little bottle. Well I just got a chance to make a drink with it tonight...and wow. I simple rum sidecar with it yielded incredible tropical fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The three of us that were tending bar were stunned.



Ruiner said...

Our bottle just hit the Drawing Room yesterday. I directly handed a glass to Time without showing him the bottle. He said, "Oh yeah, I had this months ago." (jerk)
Seriously fun product though- although full bodied is a gross understatement, it somehow is rounded enough to not drink at the label proof. I can hear the slap bass, funk tones playing with every sip.

Neyah White said...


Cameron said...

hello! just discovered your site after enjoying many a fine beverage at your divis outpost (I live a block away). any chance you have a bottle of this lurking behind the bar? would love to try a cocktail with it before picking up a bottle. very curious about this one.

Neyah White said...


It is on the bar and on the menu in the form of a sidecar.