Rumdoodle number 6. The E’s. These are good E’s.
At the moment Cronins have 2 E’s. El Dorado and Elements eight.
‘El Dorado’. The Guilded man of Legend. Likewise the rum is a pleasant golden colour and not so hard to find, top shelf on the right 2nd bottle in. A demerara rum produced for the last 300 years in Guyana, on the banks of the Demerara river. A 15 year old classic and premier rum, a fine blended and flavoursome rum best sipped neat, and served generously, a bit of a favourite.
Elements eight. A combination of pot and column distilled rums from St Lucia. Described as a sensuous rum made with virgin rainforest water….. a bit racy! A tad fiery for neaters, but very nice with the smallest splash of mixer.
Slaves, sugar,rum. Those slaves forced to produce sugar, discovered that the waste molasses, if mixed with water and left, would ferment into an alcohol. An unfortunate development from an unfortunate situation. As rum became more lucrative the requirement for slaves increased. And gave rise to the ‘Slave triangle’. The first leg of which was, molasses from the Windies to the US, to make rum. The second leg was rum to West Africa to purchase slaves, the third leg was slaves to the Windies to make more sugar and molasses. So raise a glass and spare a thought.