Photo providedA chance comment by a bartender prompted an impromptu tasting of two styles of this rum at dp: An American Brasserie in Albany, NY. The bartender said she regarded these aged rums as "sweet" ones, but a traveling companion and I felt just the opposite -- that both rums were anything but sweet and had plenty of character.
• Tommy Bahama White Sand:
This is a Barbados distilled, blended and bottled rum, a joint effort of Foursquare Rum Distillery and the Sidney Frank Importing Co. It's aged, yet retains a pleasant rough-edged bite that makes it ideal for mixed drinks even though the spice and heat of it certainly makes it an acceptable sipping potion on its own.
• Tommy Bahama Golden Sun:
This style has the same origins as White Sand, but its amber color makes you sit up and take notice, and its smooth, spicy style with a bit of the wood nuance invites you to sip it straight or over an ice cube or two.
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