Rum Expert Robert Burr Reviews Yolo Rum Gold for Examiner
Examiner.com website features Yolo Rum Gold review written by internationally recognized rum expert, and founder of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, Robert Burr
Earlier this year, the Examiner.com website featured a review of Yolo Rum Gold by Robert Burr. The review was also featured in an online video series Mr. Burr produces titled “Rum Minute,” featuring reviews of fine rums and libations by industry experts. Robert Burr is an industry veteran and an internationally recognized rum expert, as well as the founder of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival held annually in Florida. Robert Burr’s passion has seen him travel the world in search of the finest rums, visiting distilleries, rum festivals and special events. His vast collection of rums from around the globe offer him a depth and breadth of samples to study and evaluate. This wealth of knowledge about the rum category manifests itself in “Rob’s Rum Guide,” a comprehensive resource for the finest rums in the world.
Here is what Robert Burr had to say in his review of Yolo 10 year aged Gold Rum:
“You only live once” is the motto of a person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle, and the theme behind this delicious dark aged rum. Produced in Panama by master of rum Don “Pancho” Fernandez, Yolo Gold aged rum rests for ten years in charred oak bourbon barrels, developing a complexity of flavor and a deep mahogany color. Philip Guerin’s enthusiasm for rum lead him to establish the brand along with his wife Jessica. With a lifetime of experience in marketing and brand development, they assimilated their talents, their passion and love for quality rum into this savvy Colorado-based brand. This dark amber aged rum offers aromas of charred wood and toffee before a hint of burnt sugar balanced by a vegetal sweetness over cigar box. On the palate, cinnamon brûlée leads then fades to reveal a cognac-like wet wood into the long dry vanilla finish, well balanced between sweet and dry, offering a subtle hint of raw cocoa in the aftertaste. Yolo Gold aged rum is the winner of numerous medals, including a Gold Award at the International Rum Expert Panel Tasting Competition in 2015.
Examiner.com January 2016
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