Blue Chair Bay Coconut RumThis review was done by Mr. Paul Senft. For more information about Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum please visit their website at www.bluechairbayrum.com
Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum
Country Music star Kenny Chesney is known for his love of music, the ocean, and rum. It was no big surprise that he made the decision to produce his own line of rum called Blue Chair Bay. For this endeavor he worked closely with Mike Booth, Master Blender at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados. The West Indies Rum Distillery also produces Cockspur and Malibu rums.
Together they created three expressions: White, Coconut, and Coconut Spiced. In this day and age it is not uncommon to have celebrity backed products; however it is rare to see a celebrity take such an interest in the development of the line and its ongoing promotion.
The tall bottle is Navy Blue from the neck down to just shy of a clear glass base. The Script is predominantly white with some light blue accents. The synthetic cork is sealed with a Blue Security strip that featured an anchor with the words “Nowhere to Go” lying across the neck.
One thing the clear base reveals is that each bottle has a bit of white and brown distillate in the otherwise clear rum.
When I pour the rum into my glass the liquid in the glass reminds me of a swimming pool with a high particulate level. The haze reveals an interesting level of fine sediment. Swirling the glass forms thin legs that descend quickly down the glass.
Agitating the rum releases the expected aroma of the strongly sweet coconut followed by the light funk of the low congener rum, musky shell, a hint of vanilla, and the light burn of the alcohol vapors nips the nose as it starts to fade.
As I sip the rum the expected sweet Coconut from the aroma dominates the experience. I detect a nice balance of glycerol to balance out the rawness of the rum which nips around the mouth and tongue. The sweetness of rum lingers into the finish along with a light alcohol burn.
While I enjoyed the coconut flavor of the rum, the overall sweetness was a bit much for me. The sweetness along with the glycerol helps balance the rawness of the spirit and for the most part successfully masks it. Blended to 53-Proof Blue Chair Bay Coconut rum is a stand out against its competition. Not designed for sipping, it is best used as an ingredient rum, use it strategically with other flavors or the coconut will dominate the cocktail.
Review by Mr. Paul Senft:
Mr. Senft currently serves as owner of www.rumjourney.com. He has a passion for rum and traveling. He has dedicated himself to describing to his readers about his travels through the Caribbean Islands and writing rum reviews. When he is not reviewing a rum, he is hard at work at trying different cocktail recipes.