Yo ho ho: More rum choice than ever in Beijing


While the growing choice of single malts, vodkas, and gins is evident in Beijing, it is also interesting to see more rum brandsIchikura and Q Bar are among those with modest but decent selections. Two other rums recently spotted:

Moleca, which is carried by wine importer and distributor East Meets West. Yes, I know this is cachaca, but I am including it here anyway.

Tonga Island Rum, at Q Bar and Fubar, among other spots. This is pricey stuff and, in a quick taste test at Fubar, I thought the Havana 3-year-old rum tasted better. Nice bottle, though, which is not surprising since it comes from Branded Spirits, the same company behind Ice Fox vodka, Corralego tequila, Hana gin (so perfumed you might want to dab some behind your ears), and other alcohols popping up around town.

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