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Posts Tagged ‘Tanduay’

Review: Tanduay Silver Asian Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 25, 2014

Tanduay silver finalLast year, Tanduay Holdings began its American Invasion by placing two new rums into the North American market. For those who do not know, Tanduay is one of the very largest Rum producers in the world. (The reason they have been relatively unknown in North America is because their Asian rum is produced in the Philipines and sells almost exclusively into Asia.) This invasion was launched with two premium (a Silver, and a Gold) rums. The Tanduay Silver Rum reviewed here is a blend of rums aged up to 5 years and filtered to be a pale straw coloured spirit meant for mixing high-end cocktails.

Note: The origin of Tanduay Holdings Inc. can be traced to 1937 when The Manilla Wine Merchants Inc. was incorporated. This company was basically an amalgamation of several business interests, the important one for our discussion being the Manilla Steamship Company which held agricultural interests in the Western Visayas and had been producing rum (and other spirits) in the Philippines since at least 1893. In 1999, the Manilla Wine Merchants Inc. formally changed their name to Tanduay Holdings. (For more information please visit the Tanduay USA Website.)

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Tanduay #2

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Tanduay Silver Asian Rum

“… When I raise the glass to my nose, a gentle but firm butterscotch toffee rises out of the glass followed by a soft waft of fine oak spice, soft banana and lightly sharp orange peel. I allowed the glass to breathe, and enjoyed developing scents of light baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger) and the delicious scent of light brown sugar …”

As you will see when you read the review, I enjoyed mixing a few daiquiri recipes with the Tanduay Silver. For your enjoyment, I included two recipes, the Lime and Maraschino Daiquiri, and Tanduay # 2 (based upon the Bacardi No. 2 Daiquiri).

Please enjoy my review and my suggested cocktails!

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A Review and a Valentine’s Cocktail for Tanduay Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 14, 2014

Tanduay Red Runner

Photo and Cocktail courtesy Tanduay Rum

In 1999, The Manilla Wine Merchants Inc. formally changed their name to Tanduay Holdings, and the rum they produce, Tanduay Rum is regularly listed alongside Bacardi Rum as one of the best-selling brands of rum in the world. If you haven’t heard of Tanduay, do not be alarmed, it is a fact that as few as six years ago, I had not heard of them either. The reason is simply because almost all of those rum sales occur in Asia where Tanduay is the most popular brand.

About two years ago my good friend Lance, who also reviews rum (see his website, Liquorature) supplied me with a sample of Tanduay Superior a 12 Year old Rum for me to review. More recently (two days ago in fact), I was sent two additional sample bottles (from Tanduay’s North American PR firm) of what I believe are Tanduay Distiller’s best-selling rums, the Tanduay Silver, and the Tanduay Gold.

I will of course be reviewing the Tanduay Silver and Gold rums over the course of the next several weeks; but in the meantime, I thought you might like this nice Cocktail recipe sent to me from Tanduay’s PR Company which I am featuring as my 2014 Valentine’s Cocktail.

The Red Runner

1 ½ oz. Silver Tanduay Asian Rum
1 ½ oz. Tart Cherry Juice
½ oz. Lemongrass Syrup
Ginger Ale
Ice
Brandied Cherry (or three)

Combine the Tanduay Rum, the Cherry Juice and Lemongrass Syrup over Ice and Shake well.
Strain into an Iced filled Rocks Glass and top with ginger ale
Garnish with a brandied cherry (or three).

I will be adding this recipe to my cocktail menu shortly; but in the meantime, I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day spending some time with that special someone you hold dear to your heart. And if you are interested, please enjoy my previously published review of the Tanduay Superior Rum:

Review: Tanduay Superior Rum

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Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes! And yes, do try the The Red Runner, it is quite delicious!

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Review: Tanduay Superior Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 6, 2012

In 1999, The Manilla Wine Merchants Inc. formally changed their name to Tanduay Holdings, and they are currently one of the largest rum producers in the world. In fact Tanduay Rum is regularly listed alongside Bacardi Rum as the two best-selling brands of rum in the world. The reason I had never heard of Tanduay until about five years ago is simply because almost all of their rum sales occur in Asia where Tanduay is the most popular brand.

According to the Tanduay Website, all of their rum is produced from four main ingredients, distilled alcohol (from sugar cane molasses), demineralized water, sugar, and a rather nebulous term, ‘other ingredients’.  The website explains that the distilled sugar cane molasses is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years for all their brands, after which it is blended with the aforementioned water, sugar, and those ‘other ingredients’. The Tanduay Superior is labeled as a 12-year-old rum produced by Tandauy Holdings for their domestic market. This 12-year-old rum is considered ‘the cognac’ of rums by Tanduay and is the most premium ‘production rum’ in their current portfolio.

My good friend Lance, who also reviews rum on his website, Liquorature, supplied me with a sample of Tanduay Superior from which I was able to cobble together this review.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“… When I initially brought the rum to my nose I noticed caramel and molasses rising with a good dose of oak and baking spices thrown in for good measure. The amount of wood that I detect is a good sign. My fear was that those ‘other ingredients’ would be dominating the rum, but to be perfectly honest the nose of the rum does not seem to carry any untoward scents and aromas….”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Tanduay Superior Rum

Please enjoy the review!

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