Uncharted Rums: Tapping House Grand Reserve Dark Rum

My local Total Wine and More put Tapping House Grand Reserve Dark Rum on sale this week. Tapping House is a Total Wine’s vanity dark rum brand produced exclusively for the spirit’s chain. I haven’t opened my bottle yet but I am curious if their “process” can effectively simulate the true ageing process. I will let you know what I find.

From Terressentia.com:

Terressentia Corporation produces world-class award-winning spirits using its patented proprietary technology, TerrePURE, to rapidly age, mature and improve the taste-profile of premium distilled spirits. For restaurantuers and retailers, we provide customized private label “turn-key” services for a wide variety of spirit types.


What is TerrePURE®?

TerrePURE® is an entirely new and exciting way of refining spirits, of all types, in an extremely efficient and complete manner. Born over the course of many years of experimentation and study, TerrrePURE® is the result of a relentless search for the best way to produce spirits of the highest quality possible. Eventually this dedication to quality led us to a completely natural technology that is faster, cleaner, and less energy-intensive than traditional methods (such as filtration, re-distillation, and barrel aging). Read on to find out all the details.

Why We Need Something New

Over the course of years of study, we discovered that many of the known issues and shortcomings of distillation are not corrected by the traditional methods of spirit refinement. These issues, uncorrected by traditional means, result in harsh-tasting artifacts from distillation persisting into the final product, creating inconsistent quality and compromising the end consumer’s beverage. Yet, these impurities seem to be accepted by the industry as inevitable.

We thought differently, looking beyond tradition to try something new–something revolutionary. This meant throwing out all preconceived notions of how spirits “should” be made, and instead focusing on the spirits themselves.

What makes a good bourbon “good”? How can vodka, which is supposed to be odorless, colorless, and tasteless, taste so different between brands? And, ultimately, how can we both maximize the pleasant taste of spirits and minimize their harsh side effects?

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