HAPPY RUM MONTH! That's right, we are dedicating the entire month of August to our favorite spirit, rum. From August 1-31, Cuba Libre in Penn Quarter, DC will feature a special rum tasting flight from Don Q, as well as the hand-picked “Tour of the Dark Side of Rum" flight, both available exclusively from August 1-31 during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Then, on August 16 for National Rum Day, all rums and rum cocktails will be offered at half-price at Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum bar will offer the following tasting flights from August 1-31, 2016:
Don Q Flight, $16
Light pilsner gold in color, this rum is aged 3 to 5 years. Pineapple, black pepper and honey permeate warm caramel flavoring. Clean, spicy finish.
Light golden brown in color. Aged 3 to 7 years in whisky and bourbon barrels. Medium-bodied. Molasses, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and oak. Slight sweetness. Pleasant complexity. Dry finish.
A blend of rums aged 3 to 12 years to create blend of sweet and dry finish. Flavors of baked apple, tropical fruits, spice with hints of nuts and smoky vanilla. Wonderful to sip neat or on the rocks.
Tour of the Dark Side of Rum, $16
Dark, Navy style rum. Strong molasses and maple syrup flavor with light undertones of licorice and black coffee. Faint notes of vanilla and cinnamon.
A take on the traditional dark Planter’s style rum. Full-flavored with a smooth finish. The flavor has hints of spice, molasses, cocoa, and caramel.
Dark auburn in hue. Black tea, honey, dark molasses on the nose. Sweet with strong honey, black tea and traditional rum flavors.