Friday, July 11, 2014

BRUGAL Extra Viejo Dominican Republic Rum Tasting Recently @ Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits

LOVED this serendipitous , totally-unexpected fine Dominican republic BRUGAL rum-tasting at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C., 20008, Tel : 202-363-4265 ( Facebook : Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits , Twitter at : cpwinespirits ) awhile back. I enjoyed all four rums pictured here and will do a separate on all four, starting now with the Extra Viejo.

I liked them all, I enjoyed them all, it was a treat and it made me think of the glorious week my wife and I had in the Dominican Republic celebrating out twenty-fifth anniversary together there. For that alone I loved this tasting, as well as all the distinct flavors and tastes that would slowly waft from each glass if you did not rush things, took your time, reflected, went back, sniffed, waited for the many reactions that came slowly. I enjoyed it. I was pleased to have had this opportunity and I am glad to start sharing these pictures and my recollections with you all here.

Being an artist myself I think that it is important to inspire with images, that words help but that images like this also work wonderfully. Our job is simply to inspire and to give a suggestion, and give someone curiosity and the desire to actually come and buy one or all of these bottles , and or, to go to a bar and ask for a glass or a mixed drink made with one of these.

In the Dominican Republic, just as when in college many moons ago I would ask for a Daquiri and it would have been a real treat to use this Extra Viejo, but I suspect that there at the resort they were using the silver/blanco instead?!

Stay-tuned for more soon. Have to go off and sell some BRUGAL in Washington D.C. , among other things, too. Cheers, Happy Friday, July 11th, 2014 ...   Anthony ( TONY ) Quinn

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