The Indian line of dark rums Old Monk is hugely popular not just in our country, but around the whole world. Which is cool, as the manufacturer doesn’t seem to spend tons of money on advertising, relying on word of mouth instead?
The Gold Reserve variety is 12-year-old blended rum aged in oak casks. It has a spicy smell with notes of vanilla and brown sugar. The taste is spicy carrying wood spices, black pepper along with hints of molasses and chocolate which gives you slight creamy like feeling. It contains the sweetness of vanilla with the slight bitterness flavour of walnuts giving you smooth finish at the end. Not surprisingly, the label on the bottle depicts a monk. Frankly speaking, the bottle is dull compared with the delicious drink it contains. It comes with a metal cap.
The manufacturer is Mohan Meakin Group. It traces its history to a brewery established in Kasauli by Edward Dyer, an entrepreneur from Scotland, in 1855.
Dyer chose the small cantonment in Himachal Pradesh as a place for his enterprise as he thought the climate there was a bit like in Scotland. But today, the Old Monk rums are made in Uttar Pradesh. The Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum price is too low given the remarkable qualities this drink has.
On a CNN website, we found five great Old Monk cocktail recipes, all of which would work with the Gold Reserve variety: http://goo.gl/xqkqAh , but it can definitely be enjoyed on the rocks.
Where it comes to lifestyle, the Gold Reserve would fit any walk of life. But we assume that it would probably be more popular in the city, although it’s relatively low-cost.
To conclude our review, we would rate the Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum as an underpriced quality drink that would make the majority of rum lovers happy. But you don’t have to believe us: check how it feels for you, and tell us what you think.