When celebrating his inauguration in 1789, founding father George Washington not only demanded that barrels of rum be present to celebrate, but that at least one of those barrels would be from Barbados. He was in agreement with the common belief that Barbados rum was richer and more complex than all other rums.
In the last few years there has been a dramatic shift in demand for Father’s Day gifts that more tastefully celebrate this occasion and embrace our nation’s roots. A recent survey, from Kane’s Beverage Journal, shows that one-third of men who drink said they would prefer a bottle of high-end liquor to any other gift for the holiday. This year, honor and follow in our founding father’s footsteps and celebrate Father’s Day with Tommy Bahama Ultra Premium Rum, handcrafted on the island of Barbados.
Made in Barbados at the legendary R. L. Seale Distillery, Tommy Bahama Rum’s two delightfully distinct flavors, Tommy Bahama White Sand and Tommy Bahama Golden Sun, are both made with the finest blackstrap molasses and the cleanest, clearest water naturally filtered through coral stone. Tommy Bahama Rums are fermented using specially selected yeast imported from the wine-growing regions of South Africa.
Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum is aged a minimum of two years in American white oak barrels. A clear, light-bodied rum, White Sand has a smooth entry and clean finish with hints of tangy, tropical fruit. Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum is a blend of rums aged up to ten years in American white oak barrels. A full-bodied, amber rum, Golden Sun has an elegant, fruity nose and a taste nuanced with hints of coffee, roasted nuts, and sweet pralines. Tommy Bahama Rums have no added sugar or artificial blenders. http://www.sidneyfrank.com/tommy-bahama
Toast our fathers – past and present with these refreshing Tommy Bahama Rum cocktails:
Corn n’ Oil (Authentic Drink of Barbados and favorite of Master Distiller Richard Seale’s Father)
2 parts Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum
2 parts Velvet Falernum
Dash of bitters
Shake and pour all ingredients over crushed
ice into a rocks glass.
2½ parts Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum
1 part St-Germain elderflower liqueur
In a tall cocktail glass filled with ice combine
rum and elderflower liqueur. Top with sweet tea
and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Caselle – Created by Allen Katz
2 parts Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum
1 part Campari
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass ¾ filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
Flat Bottom Punch – Created by Allen Katz
1 part Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum
1 part JC Cognac
½ part Fresh Orange Juice
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
½ part Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange and lime twists.