THL: What is it?
Dancing Pines Spice Rum is distilled from sugar cane molasses in a copper pot still and infused with whole spices.
THL: Why should you try it?
Dancing Pines is a small-batch artisan distillery that is committed to using whole ingredients as opposed to extracts in each handcrafted spirit for the fullest natural flavor. They use whole cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, tea, and vanilla beans when infusing their slightly sweet Spice Rum. One sip is all it takes to recognize the benefits of using whole ingredients, as the rum is the perfect vessel for their rich flavors, and tastes like the spices themselves and not synthetic flavor additives found in lesser quality spiced rums.
THL: Who makes it?
Dancing Pines Spiced Rum is produced in Colorado where they also produce Dancing Pines Bourbon Whiskey, Dancing Pines White Rum, Dancing Pines Cask Barrel Aged Rum, Chai Liqueur, Espresso Liqueur, Brulee Liqueur, Cherry Tart Liqueur, and will soon release a line of gins and brandies.
THL: What does it taste like?
cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, vanilla
THL: How should you drink it?
While Black Walnut Liqueur can be tricky to track down, their signature cocktail from Evan Faber of SALT Bistro in Boulder, Colorado is worth the search.
1-½ ounces Dancing Pines Spice Rum
¾ ounce Dancing Pines Black Walnut Liqueur
¾ ounce grapefruit juice
dash Domaine de Canton
Add all ingredient to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
3/4oz Dancing Pines Spiced Rum
3/4oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
3/4oz Lillet Rose
1/2oz Lime Juice
1 dash Trinity Absinthe
"Shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass. Flame an orange zest over the drink and place it in as a garnish. Then disco all night long."