On Saturday, Marcus ran to the grocery store, and on the way home, stopped by a local liquor store. When he walked into the house after, he silently handed me the bottle you see above.
"Huh," I said. "Zafra rum. From Panama, no less."
"Yeah, I figured you hadn't tried any new rums for your life list, recently."
"What research did you do on this?"
"It was on special. Half off," he murmured.
I set up the shot above, and then we both took a sip.
"Holy moly," I said breathlessly.
Marcus swallowed his mouthful. "Good God," he said.
Peeps, this is good rum. It's insanely smooth, with a really rich flavour, and just the slightest burn at the end, just like you want a rum to taste. In fact, it is the first rum that i've tasted that really, truly gives my favourite rum, Angostura 1919, a serious run for its money. And so, using my scale of 1 to 10, number 1 being rotgut and 10 being sweet, sweet rummy ambrosia, Zafra rum scores a solid 9.99. Just like the 1919. Amazing stuff.
And on that note, I'm off to enjoy the holiday. Happy Labor Day to my American friends, and happy Labour Day to my Canadian ones. See you tomorrow.
Image: Zafra, photographed with my Nikon D300 and my 50mm lens. You can read a review of Zafra from the Ministry of rum here. That's 11 rums down, 39 more to go.