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Week 47 in Review

Week 47 in Review

Buffalo gets another distillery, seasonal cocktails with Denizen, love for Rum House and more in this week’s news.


imageIt’s seasonal cocktail time. Our friends at Denizen Rum pulled together a pumpkin spiced riff on the traditional Sidecar made with their 8 year aged Merchant’s Reserve (Jamaica/Martinique.) Check it out.

Buffalo Rising reports: After learning about the formations of yet another local distillery that has been in the making for over a year’s time, the cat is finally out of the bag. Or in this case, it’s a squirrel. That’s right, Black Squirrel Rum Distillery is setting up on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.

“Situated only a few blocks from the heart of Times Square, The Rum House has a Broadway personality that reflects the classic days of George Gershwin and Cole Porter with the style and intimacy of a 1930′s speakeasy.” reviews the legendary Rum House bar.

From The San Diego Union Tribune. “With the craft beer craze, the local wines of San Diego, and the farm-to-fork movement here, the evolution of local artisan spirits was bound to happen. Ballast Point led the way, and now there is a new San Diego distiller making waves. Malahat Spirits, established by Tony Grillo, Ken Lee and Tom Bleakley, sailed into town in 2012. Their signature spirit is rum. If you have not had Malahat, toss away what you think this rum is going taste like, and prepare to be amazed.”

Chic Choc is a new spiced rum produced by Domaine Pinnacle. The identity is based on the legend of the mayor’s daughter who was an adventurer and a ferocious beast. Produced in Canada, the label is written in both French and English. It is proudly 100% Quebecois and exclaims, “Daring adventurers, we salute you!” The DieLine blog reports on the look and taste on Chic Choc Spiced Rum.