I couldn’t leave Cushendun without calling in on Randal’s Bar.
Character driven underestimates the experience.
It’s almost like entering a time capsule – which is to my advantage – as an unusual bottle caught my eye.
Offered no explanation of where or when the rum had been acquired – other than a customer used to enjoy it with milk? – I duly ordered a tot.
A lovely sweet & heavy treacly aroma greeted me – which was very reassuring – as I had misgivings it wouldn’t have aged well.
The palate was soft, smooth & silky mouth coating.
The treacly body gave way to hints of spice & suggestions of oak aging.
A suitably seafaring spirit to round up my Northern excursion.
Quinn’s of Cookstown (1964) Ltd were bought up by Britvic in 2011.
Does anyone have memories of this rum?