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The Angel’s Cut by The Trustee
133 St Georges Terrace, Perth
(08) 6323 3000, thetrustee.com.au
Currency. Trading commodity. The official sports drink of seafarers everywhere.
Rum has done it all, yet the only thing more fascinating than the drink’s CV is its
diversity, from grassy rhum agricoles distilled from sugarcane juice to thrillingly
complex aged expressions.
While Perth boasts a handful of specialist rum bars, The Angel’s Cut gets our
vote for its personable service, well-made cocktails and polished setting. Shelves
teeming with good liquor don’t hurt, either.
“There’s no point having a bottle museum,” says the bar’s beverage director,
“We might not have the biggest rum selection in town, but it’s probably the
best-priced and most focused.”
Despite the spirit’s strong sense of history, the industry isn’t afraid to change the
script. Spiced rums continue to grow in popularity while producers are following
the lead of whisky distillers and experimenting with different cask finishes.
Starward’s aim is to break the stigma that Australian whisky is both too
expensive and too inconsistent. They’ve created a good, affordable whisky
that tastes the same from batch to batch.
BRUICHLADDICH THE CLASSIC ($12)
Bruichladdich is probably the least industrialised of the big Scotch distilleries,
and its company name – Progressive Hebridean Distillers – encompasses what
it does. This is unfiltered and cut with heavy water, which is pretty out there because
most distilleries want clean and refined,whereas these guys are about heavy flavours.
HAKUSHU 12YO ($17)
Hakushu is a small, traditional distillery owned by Suntory. Its whisky is lightly peated,
which is unusual among Japanese whiskies, although Hakushu gets its complex flavour
by mixing heavily peated and unpeated malts.
EL DORADO 3YO CASK AGED WHITE RUM ($10)
This aged Demerara rum from Guyana is quite possibly the best white rum out.
It’s made using traditional wooden stills, and you get this real buzz of pineapple
when you taste it.
RHUM BABANCOURT FIVE STAR RÉSERVE
Babancourt rums don’t have the grassiness of other rhum agricoles, but there’s still
a little bit of funk there. It’s got character, but it’s very approachable at the same time.
DIPLOMATICO AMBASSADOR SELECTION ($35)
This cask-strength Venezuelan rum is aged in bourbon barrels and finished in PX
casks, and tastes amazing. It’s not cheap, but it’s well worth trying – although bottles
are hard to get hold of.
“Most people drink Old-Fashioneds because they accentuate a whisky’s flavours and
make it more approachable,” Dimitri says. “Our new cocktail list has oddball things
like Whisky Spiders, and a Blood and Sand made with beetroot juice: drinks designed
to appeal to people who might not normally order whisky cocktails.”
ut by The Trustee
es Terrace, Perth
The Angel’s Cut.
“A well-made classic daiquiri
is a beautiful thing, and is the
definition of simplicity and
complexity,” says James.
“It all comes down to fresh
lime, good rum and caster
sugar. One of the bar’s
specialities is the Old-
Fashioned. It’s a sophisticated
way to enjoy rum if you’re not
keen on drinking it straight.”
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