Marauda // Multiple Countries
Marauda Steelpan is a blend of rums from Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana, crafted in Amsterdam by renowned rum blenders E&A Scheer. The first words on the label are “Drink straight,” and the rum is up to that task. However, at $35, it’s inexpensive enough for use in cocktails. Per the company, there are no added sugar or additives.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"In the glass the Marauda exhibits a medium-gold color. The healthy nose first brings classic Jamaican funk, backed up by the traditional Demerara tones. On the palate, it’s a pleasing combination of ripe banana fruitiness that wrestles with darker oiliness. Despite the dark coloring, the characteristics of long aging aren’t particularly present here. The finish is just a bit on the short side. Would benefit by a bump up to 86 or 90 proof."