A trio of rums from Florida — including Big 5 Gold Rum — seek to echo the spirit of rum’s classic era in Cuba’s high society of the 1940s and 1950s.
Modeled in the light bodied Cuban style of aged rums, Big 5 Gold Rum is a fine example of a modern spirit finished by craft distillers in artisan copper pot stills.
Echoes of a Storied Past
El “Big Five” de La Habana, once the pinnacle of Cuban society’s top-rung elegant venues, included Vedado Tennis Club, the Miramar Yacht Club, the Biltmore Yacht and Country Club, the Havana Yacht Club and the Casino Español.
Big 5 Gold Rum’s branding evokes a wistful remembrance of this legendary time when sugar cane — and its signature golden elixir — ruled the agrarian economy and was deeply ingrained in the social traditions of the Caribbean’s largest island.
Big 5 Gold Rum is a light bodied spirit presenting subtle aromas of baking spices and citrus peel over the slightest hint of sweetness. On the palate, a faint echo of caramel and toffee leads to complex dry spicy notes before warmth builds at mid-palate. Lightly toasted oak dominates the medium dry finish.
Bottled at 40% abv the 750ml bottle of Big 5 Gold Rum sells for $19.
Marketed by Blue Ridge Spirits and Wine, Big 5 Rums are available throughout Florida at fine liquor stores and bars, as well as online retailers.
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