A favourite pastime of mine is having a peek at other folks drinks cabinets to see what’s lurking there.
My friends in Bournemouth pulled out Stroh 60.
Never having tried Austrian rum before – I gave it a go.
A rather strange reddish hue greeted me on pouring – along with that burnt rubber, dark molasses heavy treacle kind of nose.
Very sweet towards the finish – almost liqueur like – which just about hid the 60% strength alcoholic punch.
Indeed punch might be a more apt descriptor of this ravel novelty style drink.
There’s also an 80% version.
I happened to pick up a miniature when last in Scotland!
The reddish hue & burnt rubber were still there – but no amount of sweetener could calm the rather harsh & biting 80% kick coming through.
Until the finish that is – rather sweet & sticky.
If anything – the 60 version was more palatable.
Just wondering at which point a rum becomes a liqueur with Stroh?
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