Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum
Old New Orleans // Louisiana, USA
Located across the street from a cement plant in an industrial section of New Orleans, Celebration Distillation was one of the first entries in the new wave of American craft distilleries. Their line includes everything from white rum to bottled cocktails. The spiced rum puts a New Orleanian spin on the classic spiced rum by adding some additional spice to amp up the heat.
Spiced RumRum that is flavored with a variety of spices, natural or artificial. They can be aged, though there is no requirement to do so.
"The nose is filled with cinnamon and fennel coupled with strong black tea and citrus peels. Beyond that is the impression of red pepper and allspice. The rum enters with a watery splash followed by some cayenne heat and cinnamon stick. A bitterness soon coats the palate, and the citrus peels (mostly Seville orange) appears. Beyond this is some licorice and black pepper with cardamom and nutmeg. The finish is confounding with the watery foundation fading rapidly while the bit of spice and tannins linger. Absent the sweet vanilla many expect in spiced rums, the Cajun Spice is certainly unique. Sadly the spice blend falls flat, which is especially disappointing at this elevated price point."