Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired Rum

Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired Rum

Distillery California Distilled

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Oak Matured

750ml

151 Proof

75.5% ALC/VOL

Dark, Brown, Gold, Amber

The Bottle

As with most of the rums I sample, I was first drawn to this one by its label.

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Lost Spirits Cuban Inspired Rum

Everything about Lost Spirit’s label feels fun and intriguing.  From the Cuban beauty on the left to the in-flight plane on the right, the label inspired me to travel to foreign lands where I would sit under a palm tree whilst sipping exotic rums.

Ahhhhh… nice.

Now, back to my review.

The bottle is basic and is cork sealed with a black aluminum wrapper.  The cork is a black rubber cork, which is acceptable but I much prefer a classic cork. I love corked bottles.  Every time I get a new rum I hope it has a cork and not a screw cap.  I’ve had great rums from a screw-capped bottle, but there’s just something about corks that reminds me of tradition.

The Rum

Straight

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The first sip hit me with an array of spice, heat and an oaky finish that was smooth and tingley.  The spice lingered and left a path of flavor down my throat that hung with me from sip to sip.  I can’t quite decide if I like that or not though.  The flavor remains, which is delightful, but the sensation along my gullet is a first for me.

On the rocks

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I enjoyed it on the rocks more than straight.  Having it cooled took away some of the heat and also made it even more smooth.

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This is a sipping rum for sure.  Whether on the rocks or straight, a tumbler of Lost Spirits will be a delight to your senses as you sip slowly this intense rum.

This is one of the first rums I’ve sampled that really took my breath away, literally.  I have mixed feelings about it to be honest.  I liked it in all its warm, oaky flavor, both straight and on the rocks, but there’s an intensity about it that will keep it reserved as a unique gem for a special occasion rather than a frequently restocked staple for the home bar.

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