Bahama Queen is the nickname of Gertrude Lythgoe – a cultured and formidable woman in the liquor supply of the prohibition Era. This spirit is influenced by the sunny climes of the Bahamas, and Lythgoe’s sparkling and forceful personality that made her a force to be reckoned with in the rum running days.
Tasting Notes & Pairing Suggestions by @diaryofarumdrinker
|Appearance||Light Crisp and Golden.|
|Nose||Initial hints of vanilla and spice followed by fruity aromas, mainly orange to give a real citrussy vibe.|
|Taste sipping neat||
Smooth and thick with a strong ginger taste, followed by subtle hints of vanilla in the beginning. This is then followed by more spice, in which cinnamon is the prominent flavour, finishing off with a smooth, long, sweet vanilla flavour on the taste buds.
|Length||Medium, full of layers of flavours.|
- Ginger Ale – keeps the sweetness that the vanilla brings whilst adding more spice to bring out more of the ginger flavour.
Diet Cola – doesn’t add too much to the existing flavour of the rum. Naturally makes it a little sweeter due to the caramel taste of cola.
Fever Tree Spiced Orange ginger ale – brings out more of the fruity flavours, reduces the sweetness of the vanilla; great for anyone wanting to vary the taste.
A great rum however you drink it. Very smooth when sipping neat and blends well with a variety of mixers. The flavours come through in layers to keep the palate guessing.