Old Mill Gold Rum, Our Drink of the Week!
Old Mill comes from the U.S. Virgin Islands via Oregon, and I tasted it nearly a decade ago when a former Weekling (we miss you, Ofelia!) brought some back from a vacation. It's a light, clear drink, strong on the caramel scent and flavor, smooth like gin, almost unassuming lurking inside a cocktail but bolder neat (I'd stay away from putting it on the rocks, as that will dilute its charms), with a slight spiciness at the end.
And best of all? Old Mill is just a bit north of $20. This is rum for folks who want to start getting serious about rum. Nate not only got to visit Hi-Time, but he also got to try the hooch. Because while I may be a tyrant, I'm a benevolent tyrant: The rule with booze in the office is that once I open a bottle, I insist everyone drink it as fast as we're currently gobbling up Girl Scouts cookies.