Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 10 S. 2nd Street in Old City, is dedicating the entire month of August to its favorite spirit with its annual Rum Month celebration, featuring a special rum tasting flight from Don Q, as well as the hand-picked “Tour of the Caribbean” flight, both available exclusively from August 1-30 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’s rum list showcases more than 90 varieties from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tortola, and rums are typically priced between $8 and $84 per shot.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum bar will offer the following tasting flights from August 1-30, 2016:
Don Q Flight, $16
Don Q Gold
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.
Don Q Anejo
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.
Don Q Gran Añejo
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 Caribbean, $19
Bacardi Solera, Mexico
A light bodied sipping rum that is aged up to three years in carefully selected oak casks. It contains citrusy aromas and flavors, with a warm vanilla finish.
Gay Black Barrel, Barbados
Single column and double pot distilled, finished in charred bourbon barrels. Bouquet of sultanas, black pepper and vanilla. Taste of cinnamon, spice with a hint of liquorice and more vanilla. A long, balanced finish, drifting between sweet and spice.
Clèment VSOP, Martinique
Rum liqueur aged at least 4 years in virgin Limousin barriques and re-charred in Bourbon casks. Warm caramel, exotic spices, and dried fruit permeate the nose, with coconut, banana crème brulee flavors. It has a silky entry and a slightly dry finish.
Cuba Libre started as a vibrant window into a distant culture in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood 15 years ago. Today, their four locations in Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Orlando, FL and Washington, DC are transportive restaurants whose decor and menu evoke the culture, flavors and history of Cuba.
For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (215) 627-0666 or visit www.cubalibrerestaurant.com. Follow Cuba Libre on Twitter (@CubaLibrePHL) and Instagram (@CubaLibreRestaurant) and “like” them on Facebook.
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