Copalli White Rum
About Copalli White Rum
Sother Teague describes Copalli Rum as “delicious Belizean rum that’s at the cutting edge of sustainable practice. Their newly built facility is state of the art and designed to minimize the impact the rum has on the environment. And where it comes to flavor, Copalli has three expressions that are all delicious. A crisp white rum perfect for all your daiquiri needs, a rested rum for Mai Tais and old fashioneds, and finally a cacao expression that’ll satisfy your after-dinner needs."
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750ml & 84 Proof
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Distillery: Copalli Distillery
Distillate Origins: Belize
Distillate Source Material: Cane Juice
Distillation Type: Column and Pot Still Blend
Main Ingredient: Sugarcane
Country of Origin: Costa Rica
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- georgeVerified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 55 - 64I'm More Into: Cocktails AND SippingMy Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Rum, Vodka, AperitifsI Bought This For MyselfRated 5 out of 5 starsA very nice rum with a light finish
I did not have high expectations for this rum but have been pleasently surprised. It is quite lite on the "funky" flavor I expected and is okay sipping, but a bit ethanol forward for that I believe. It makes an adequate old fashioned but (though I don't usually smoke a rum old fashioned) it takes cherry smoke quite nicely and ends up with a very deep and complex flavor that was not there originally. I have no intention of sipping this in the future, but...
Where this rum REALLY shines is in a classic daquiri. The lime and simple combined with this particular rum is exquisite and in my top three right now for this cocktail.Best ForRated -2.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
- BeckyVerified ReviewerI recommend this productI'm More Into: CocktailsMy Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Rum, Tequila, GinRated 5 out of 5 starsHogo
It's a rum with a lot of hogo. Great as long as you use it in recipes where that is advantageous.Best ForRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
- Timothy B.Verified BuyerAge Range 45 - 54I'm More Into: Cocktails AND SippingMy Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Amari, Rum, Gin, AperitifsI Bought This For MyselfRated 3 out of 5 starsI'm still looking for the best use of this agricole-style rum
Thanks to a recent Shaker & Spoon livestream where they featured Copalli rums, I decided to give this bottle a try. I enjoy this cane juice style of rum. It's like a softer version of a Martinique rhum agricole. There's a big burst of banana on the nose, and a fair amount of ethanol, too. There are notes of grassy sugar cane, but it's in the background. There's surprisingly little burn on the palate, given the nose, and less tropical fruit than I would expect. It's more vanilla with some fresh grass. The finish is sweet, especially given that there's no sugar added. The mouth feel is soft.
If you told me this was a blend of cane juice and molasses rums, I would have believed you. I believe this is the least funky cane juice rum I've experienced. That isn't a bad thing, but it's unexpected given how Copalli is produced.
This reminds me of Huihui from Kuleana, but a bit diluted in comparison. It seems like it was likely made for cocktails. I tried it in a Ti' Punch, but it didn't hold up to the sugar and lime. I actually preferred it neat rather than in a Ti' Punch. That inspired me to try it in a rum old fashioned—something I wouldn't typically think to do with a young rum like this. I used a barspoon of simple syrup, a dash of Ms. Betters Bitters Banana Bergamot Bitters and a dash of El Guapo Cuban Bitters. Those bitters did a nice job of enhancing the flavors of the rum and adding depth.
There's a bonus recipe using this bottle in the Born to Rum: Jamaica box from Shaker…Best ForRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
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