Written By Treve Ring Libations / Spirits Aug 16, 2010 Zaya 12 year old Estate Rum SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestTrinidad and Tobago$90-110Monday is National Rum Day. Why can’t there be more holidays like this?I had the good fortune of tasting this rum recently, and was completely blown away. If you think you know rum via Bacardi or Appleton’s, please try and seek out a sip of Zaya.This premium rum is a blend of several rums aged a minimum of 12 years in small oak barrels, and distilled no less than 5 times – resulting in exceptionally luxurious and smooth sipping rum. Rich chestnut colour, this has warm aromas of roasted almond, hazelnut, vanilla and aged wood. The full-bodied spirit’s silken palate has rich toffee, molasses, cocoa, raisin, orange oil and sweet spice notes carrying through to the end of the vanillin lengthy finish. Please, please don’t mix this with Coca-Cola! This has the sophistication of fine brandy, and would make a find post-dinner guest. I’m not one to sip rum – but hey – it’s a National holiday, so who am I to argue? Civic duty calls!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) spiritsWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.