Below Deck Coffee Rum (70-Proof, 35% ABV):
This coffee-flavored rum is produced by Eastside Distilling in Portland, Oregon, using double distilled rum and authentic Portland roasted coffee.
The color is rich and dark, suggestive of bold aromas and succulent flavors. In the nose, the rum is unmistakably blended using freshly-roasted coffee beans, the acidity of the beans coming through along with the top notes from their careful roasting.
In the palate, the rum showcases the essence of coffee without masking it with too much sugar, which could have made it smoother, but at the expense of burying the delicate spirit of the coffee.
Enjoy this rum as you would a fine cup of Joe, in a quiet place, free of distractions, where you can enjoy every nuance of the beans and the underlying rum base.
(tasting notes by Luis & Margaret Ayala)