Rum is one of those spirits nowadays in the states that’s a bit understated. Folks located anywhere near the coasts, on either side of the US, consider this amazing spirit summer worthy ONLY. Tanduay however, is looking to drastically change that stigma. Hailing from my motherland, here’s the rum that’s going to be the next one your list for a cocktail or a spot at your home bar.
Let’s start this segment discussing where the origins of this amazing spirit come from, the Philippines.
I had the pleasure of meeting one of Tanduay’s reps on a casual night out and of course they had some pinoys on their team as well.
Since then, Miss Joann and I have collaborated on a number of content plans and events together, all featuring, you guessed it…
Only a handful of rum makers in the world are over 150 years old. Since 1854, TANDUAY Asian Rum has been creating a spirit as intriguing in its silky smoothness and elegant flavor as the essence of the mysterious East. It remains one of Asia’s best-kept secrets and among the world’s most decorated spirits for generations to come.Tanduay NATION
If you haven’t picked up by now, Tanduay is a Filipino rum. It’s distillery started in Hagonoy, Bulacan back in the mid-1800’s and slowly made it’s move to Manila somewhere in the 1930’s.
With age and experience behind such a brand, it’s only natural that Tanduay has earned its spot as the #7 spirit in the world AND…
Wait for it,
#1 Rum in the WORLD!
Because of such a feat, Tanduay has become the first Philippine brand to nail a big-time sponsorship with an NBA team and arena.
Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets have designated Tanduay as their “official” rum as well as the presenting sponsor of their 40/40 Club & Restaurant.
Enough gloating for now.
If you didn’t know, Tanduay’s distillery adopted its name and original location from Isle de Tanduay, a triangular area of Manila bound by the estuaries of San Miguel and San Sebastien.
The name itself comes from the Tagalog word, “tangwáy” meaning peninsula or low-lying land.
Tanduay features a nice spread of spirits to choose from but for my take, I’ve gotten my hands on their two largest and most popular deviations.
Their feature set-piece winning over 13 different awards and recognitions, this is the one you as a consumer should have your eyes on.
- Golden Amber Color
- Notes of honey, almond, caramel, toasted oak, orange, and vanilla
- A smooth and mellow taste
- 7-year aged rum blends in ex-bourbon barrels
Their second in command, boasts an even number of 10 awards putting this right up there as one to try if the darker spirits don’t suit your fancy.
This spew features;
- Clear, pale straw yellow color
- Notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and toasted coconut with vanilla
- Satiny yet crisp fruity flavor
- Blends of rum aged for 5 years
Let’s get into some…
Honestly, I think this spirit is enjoyed most through indulging on it as clean as possible. In my book, that means in an old fashioned.
Amazing spin on a classic old fashioned featuring Tanduay GOLD.
- 2 oz Tanduay GOLD
- 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
- 3 Dashes Angostura
- 3 Dashes Tiki Bitters by Bittermens
In mixing glass, add all ingredients over ice.
Fine strain into chilled rocks glass.
With big ice cube, garnish with orange zest and peel.
And there you have it!
Tanduay is looking to really boost their overall recognition in the states and I’m in full support! It’s smooth, it’s refreshing, and when you’re out on your next boozy experience…
Tanduay is your best bet.
Until next time guys,
“10/10 would recommend, Yancy……OUT!”