Monthly Archives: February 2014

Zaya Gran Reserva Rum

Disclaimers: 1) I like sweet things (duh, I make liqueurs for a living). 2) I have no connection to Zaya other than liking it neat or in a Spiritopia Stormy. Zaya The name sounds cool and exotic, but since no history or etymology is given, it may just be some random spins on the alphabet…
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Natural Sweeteners, Part 3: Cane is King.

To me, the best tasting sugar is raw cane sugar. This is basically juice squeezed from cane stalks that has been dried into crystals. It has a blond or pale amber color due to the molasses compounds that are still present. This is what makes raw cane special - the flavor depth is marvelous with…
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