Stopped in at @worldofwhisky_yyc
this afternoon and, as always, there were treats!
A rep was in with some @shelterpoint
(one of my favourites 😊), including an upcoming release: Barrel of Sunshine. She also had a couple of @angosturapremiumrums.
I've had Shelter Point many times, so I passed on the malt today, in favour of the Sunshine.
That is a tasty liqueur. Orange, spice, maple...it was bright and flavorful, with a great texture that coats the tastebuds! It wasn't very sugary, though. Just enough to make the flavours pop! I could see adding it to a cup of Bengal Spice Tea or making it the secret ingredient in your holiday punch or mulled cider.
suggested it would be nice addition to an Old Fashioned (and I really want to test that theory now)! Can't wait for it to hit shelves!
Next up, RUM!
Although I knew Angostura made rums, I've never tried them.
The 7 year was a little different. Not as sweet as a traditional rum, it had an herbal, earthiness to it that leant it an interesting character. It reminded me of something, but I couldn't seem to make brain make sense of it.
The 1919 is more of a standard dark rum. The traditional brown sugar and caramel notes, without being over sweet or syrupy. Still, there was definitely a family resemblance to the 7 year. Not as herbal, but tasting them side-by-side, you can tell they're related.
As I was leaving, I noticed WoW had brought in some new minis...since I already have the @makersmark
, I decided to come home with the @woodfordreserve