Archive for the ‘Rum’ Category

Park Club Dinner Specials

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Featured Beverages:

Bell’s Winter White. $4.50

Shiner Bock, K. Spoetzl Brewery. $3.75

Buena Vista, “The Count”, Founder’s Red Wine, Sonoma County, 2008. $6g | $24b


White Chicken Chili
Pepper Crab


Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Ravioli
In a tomato and grilled pepper pan sauce with smoked Gouda cheese and vegetable. $17

Pretzel Crusted Tilapia
Flaky fillet with mustard and pretzel topping,
rice and fresh vegetable. $17

Root Chip Crusted Basa Fish
Served with Dijon mustard cream sauce,
and fresh vegetable. $16

Pan Seared Orange Bourbon Salmon
Fresh Canadian fillet with orange-Bourbon glaze, rice & fresh vegetables. $19

Southwestern Fajita Chicken Breast
Pan seared and served over tortilla strips, peppers, onion, tomato & lime. $16

Pork Schnitzel
Crispy pork scaloppini served with potato pancake, vegetable and lemon pan sauce. $17

Grilled Pork Loin Chop
Hand cut boneless chop served with creamy wild mushroom ragout, mashed potato and fresh vegetable. $17


Warm Apple Crisp
with vanilla ice cream and caramel.


Friday, October 28th, 2011

Guinness Beef & Vegetable
Curried cauliflower

Catch of the Day $ 12.95
Sautéed Lemon Pepper Whitefish
with rice, vegetable and lemon pan sauce.

Hot Plate $ 9.95
Pan Seared Boneless Pork Loin Chop
Served with mashed potatoes, fresh vegetable and Portobello relish.

Chef’s Daily Feature $ 8.95
Turkey Foccacia Sandwich
Homemade Foccacia with turkey, cheddar,
lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Served with
choice of accompaniment.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Beef Vegetable Ditalini
Cheesy Chicken Potato

Catch of the Day $ 10.95
Pan Seared Chili Rubbed Tilapia
with sweet corn coulis, rice and fresh vegetable.

Chef’s Daily Feature $ 9.50
Black and Blue Salad
Blackened beef sirloin served on crisp romaine lettuce with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, tomato, red onion, cucumber and crispy croutons.

Hot Plate $ 8.95
Turkey & Grilled Veggie Melt w/Irish Porter cheese.
Served on a bakery bun with mayonnaise and choice of accompaniment.

Cold Plate $ 9.50
Cherry Glazed Shrimp Chèvre Salad
Fresh greens with cherry vinaigrette, French
goat cheese, dried cherries, red onion
and honey roasted pecans.

New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 7.

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Cruzan Estate Single Barrel RumCruzan
Single Barrel Estate Rum

(Named “World’s Best Rum” as well as double gold winner at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirit Competition)

Deep amber. An intense nose of pickling spices, dill and cedar. A silky entry leads to a very smooth, oily, dry, medium body with intense Christmas spice, praline, tropical fruit and oak elements that linger on the finish. An outstandingly complex and flavorful rum with a Cognac-like profile
(Source BTI, rated 96)

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Silver Medal award by
Refined Vices

New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 6.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Zaya Gran Reserve Rum

Craig’s Tasting Notes:

“dark amber color, rich, creamy nose with cola and toffee aromas, full favor with a very long finish” –A

92 Points and Gold Medal from Beverage Testing Institute

Zaya is matured in fine oak barriques for 12 years before it is released. Produced using only the finest quality select estate sugar cane, it is produced only with natural artisan ‘Millenary Waters”, creating the purest quality production. Double pot distillation in small copper pots lends Zaya its unique complexity

Nose…Coconut, butterscotch, toasted wood and brown sugar aromas

Body…Full-bodied, with a deep layering effect

Palate…Soft, rich textures with a seamless feel throughout

Finish…Wonderful spicy fruit flavors that keep stretching on for miles

From “I don’t normally like sweeter rums… but this one is like a perfectly-balanced wine. If you ever see this stuff anywhere, buy two bottles. You’ll drink the first one in a couple of nights because you’ll be so amazed, but then you’ll have a 2nd one you can save so you can be amazed again at a later time.

New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 5.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Craig’s Tasting Notes:

“golden straw color, toasty brandy-like Crème Brûlée nose with coffee notes, clean , smooth taste with long finish, very reminiscent of a VSOP Cognac ” –B++

Rhum Barbancourt Estate Reserve of Haiti is known the world over as “the rum of connoisseurs”. Made from the juice of sugar cane, the production of Rhum Barbancourt follows a centuries-old tradition that grew from the French methods of creating cognac and brandy.

Rhum Barbancourt rums are special not only because of the way they are made, but because there are three ages to enjoy: Four year old (Three Star), eight year old (Five Star Reserve Speciale) and fifteen year old (Estate Reserve).

Unparalleled in quality and taste, Rhum Barbancourt is distilled from hand-cut, locally grown sugar cane juice – never molasses; It is double distilled in pot stills; Aged in white oak barrels to yield a spirit that has been called “one of the finest rums in the world”.

Barbancourt rum should not be mixed with Coca Cola. Its taste, comparable to a cognac, should be savored without alteration. Unlike white rums, the aged Barbancourt products, acquire the superb parfum of after-meal drinks. Even in the Caribbean, where discussions over the quality of local rums often turn into patriotic debates, Barbancourt stands out: it is simply different. Yet it still has to conquer the international market, better acquainted with Jamaican or Cuban rums.

Société du Rhum Barbancourt “is one of the oldest enterprises in Haiti,” recalls Thierry Gardère, General Manager of the company, whose family has been running the business since 1862. Since 1940, the company has been cultivating its own sugar cane to guarantee the quality of this aged rum. Like other famous brands, Barbancourt keeps its production process secret. 90% of the rum officially sold in Haiti comes from their distilleries.

“Our rum has to age for a certain period of time before it is bottled and marketed. Thus we need a lot of investment,” explains Thierry Gardère, adding: “Since we are traditional in our way of production, we advance very slowly and through phases. There are several categories of rum. When it comes to aged rum, we have no competition. When it comes to young (white) rum, we have competition from Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe,” assures Gardére, the fourth generation of rum producers.

Barbancourt does not have a problem finding new markets. The challenge consists of meeting the demand, since the volume of production is not elevated.

The United States is the second most important market for Barbancourt, Italy being the most important buyer. Although quality is a trademark of this rum, it cannot aspire to conquer new markets without new investments.

New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 4.

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Mt. Gay XO (extra old)

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Aged 12-17 years and weighing in at 40% alcohol (80 proof), this is high quality tasty rum, with a bit of a bite. This is the top end rum form Mount Gay, a fine distillery in the business of producing cane rum in Barbados for over 300 years.

Craig’s tasting notes:

Fantastic nose of toffee, butterscotch and toasted marshmallow. This is very smooth stuff. Warm and balanced finish. –A

RATED: 94 points (Exceptional)
By the BTI –Link to review

New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 3.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Mt. Gay sugar Cane
Classic sailor’s rum, Barbados.

Craig’s Tasting Notes: This has a great nose, with a bit of a “wine” characteristic. Has a strong bite, but finishes smooth and warm.B

RATED: 85 points (Highly Recommended)

Imported by:
Remy Amerique
1350 Avenue of the Americas 7th Flr.
New York NY 10019
Ph. (212) 399-4200
Fax (212)399-6909
Web Site

New Rums in stock and Tasting NotesRum No 2.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Pyrat Planters XO Reserve
Craig’s tasting notes:
This is a very unique rum. Dark, clear amber color, sweet nose with pronounced cola, vanilla and caramel aromas. Full flavor with a lingering cola finish. –A

Pyrat XO Reserve is a select blend of fine, 15 year old Caribbean rums. It’s smooth taste and delicious flavor is complimented by it’s rich amber color. Pyrat XO Reserve is excellent over ice with a twist of lemon or as an ingredient in a premium rum drink. (80 proof)

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New Rums in stock and Tasting Notes Rum No 1.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva (15 YR. Solera)

Craig’s Tasting Notes: Dark caramel color, nutty chocolate and vanilla nose, very rich, balanced and smooth. –A+

A brief history of Ron Matusalem & Co…
In 1872 the company was founded in Santiago de Cuba by two brothers, Benjamin and Eduardo Camp. In 1872, the brothers, along with their partner Evaristo Álvarez, establish the Matusalem brand in Santiago de Cuba using a closely guarded secret formula. They combine their skills and expertise in the distillation and blending principles of the Solera system, which was originally developed to produce Spain’s famed wine, sherries, brandies, and cognacs.

The name “Matusalem” is chosen to impart to connoisseurs a sense of the aging process necessary to achieve the rum’s unique flavors. It is from the popular Spanish proverb “Esto es mas viejo que Matusalem,” meaning “It’s older than Methuselah.” Methuselah is the Old Testament patriarch who is said to have lived for 969 years.

Today, Matusalem Rum is produced in the Dominican Republic, whose soils and climate create the highest quality sugar cane which is used in the family’s secret formula, under the watchful eyes of our master blenders. These master blenders are all descendants of the founders, and are faithfully committed to maintaining our centuries old technique of Solera blending. In the Solera blending process, various mature aged Caribbean rums are carefully blended with more exuberant rums to create exceptionally smooth, unique blends.

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