Castries Peanut Rum Creme Again

Last November I drove down to New York City to attend the Rum Fest. I went down a day early and gave a small rum tasting to a group of folks who were mostly cocktail drinkers. I had brought down a bottle of Castries Peanut Rum Creme, but it was forgotten during the tasting. I finally remembered about it after most of the folks had left, and the six of us left quickly finished the bottle. Delicious stuff.

Since then, I have been without Castries since it’s not distributed – yet – in Massachusetts. Disheartening as this was, it was made much worse because some of the people at that tasting kept mentioning that they had purchased bottles of their own. Out of the 15 or 16 rums we tasted that night, people remembered only two of them – Pyrat Cask 1623 and Castries Peanut Rum Creme.

A couple weeks ago, Joe mentioned that he was coming up from NYC and I asked him to pick me up some Castries and any Brinley rums that he could find. He found three of the Brinley rums – fantastic stuff that I have to review soon – but could not find any Castries in stock. With what can only be described as unselfish benevolence, he brought me his own personal bottle of Castries.

Thanks Joe!

Being the type of person I am – generous but not too bright – I cracked the bottle and shared it with six or eight people the following week. I enjoy sharing a great rum, and all of the folks that tried the Castries loved it. That seems to be par for course with this stuff – I’ve shared it with well over a dozen people and have gotten positive remarks from every single one. Considering that I went nine months without it, I got a bit selfish after a while and put the bottle away. I vowed to finish it alone, which is what I’m doing right now.

I reviewed Castries last year, and just read it again to see if my current thoughts matched my initial tasting. They do, and I can’t augment or add to that initial review. This is a fantastic product, and one of my all-time favorites.

Luckily for me – and any other New Englanders – Castries is coming to Massachusetts! I spoke with the CEO of Team Spirits recently, and they’ll be launching in Massachusetts on October 1, 2008. Excellent!

Castries Creme
My previous review of Castries

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2 Responses to “Castries Peanut Rum Creme Again”

  1. jessicahartley Says:

    I recently tried this rum at the Indy Spirits Expo in New York and it was definitely the most memorable of all the liquors there. Pisco came in at a close second but in its own right. I was able to dig up some history on the history of Castries and have written about it on my blog if you’d like to check it out here: http://hartleyconfections.com/2009/06/26/peanut-butter-cocktails-yes-please/

    You gave a great description of the flavors though and I’m going to link to your site. Thanks for the assessment.

  2. Steve Wilson Says:

    You are correct, the Castries product is fantastic. I also find your site quite a good place for reviews and information about rum. My wife and I run a rum shack (or rum shop) in St. Lucia called Skeeterz Rum Bar. Would really like to stay up to speed with your site, but it looks like you are/have taken some time off. Please keep it up to speed so we can get more information and fresh ideas. Send any info or updates to us at http://www.SkeeterzRumBar.com

    Thanks
    Steve


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