So I recently got a bottle of Ron de Jeremy Rum. I know what you are thinking. Yes, the rum is named after the adult film star Ron Jeremy. When I think of rum the last thing I think about is Ron Jeremy. However, when the rum came out this past spring, I was interested in trying the rum mainly because of the name. I didn't have very high expectations, but I thought at the very least it would be a fun conversation piece to have in my bar.
After posting some reviews other people had written about the rum at news.LetsTiki.com the nice people at Ron de Jeremy contacted me and offered to send me a bottle. I'm not one to turn down free rum. So I said, "Send it my way!"
According, to rondejeremy.com the rum is a 7-year old rum from Panama. The rum was created by Cuban Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez. Don Pancho has been involved with may successful rum brands throughout the years.
First, I tried the rum neat, a.k.a. room temperature rum in a glass. It had a nice buttery aroma with hints of vanilla and spice. After taking a sip the first flavors were nice and buttery. That was followed by a hint of vanilla and some spices; almost a warm cinnamon flavor came through. The after taste wasn't quite as smooth as I'd like though.
Next, I tried it on the rocks. On the rocks can change the flavor of a rum quite a bit, and this rum was no exception. The buttery flavor was less intense and a nice oaky flavor came through. The spiciness wasn't quite as strong, and also the rum was a bit smoother.
Of course, I had to try the rum in a daiquiri. I made just a simple daiquiri:
- 1 oz Ron de Jeremy Rum
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
To make the daiquiri shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, and pour strained into a champagne saucer or any small glass. You can use any rum in this simple daiquiri. It's a great way to compare different rums.
The Ron de Jeremy tasted great in the daiquiri. It mixed nicely with the lime an sugar. The buttery flavor still shone through; as well as the spices. The rum made a nice daiquiri. Overall, Ron de Jeremy is a nice rum, and I would recommend picking up a bottle. I hope the name doesn't turn people off.