We Belizeans tend to over indulge in a lot of things- after all, you only live once, right?! One such indulgence is rum. In fact it may even be the un-official drink of Belize. Since we can never get enough of it and are always in search for that perfect taste, new blends are eagerly consumed. The newest Belizean rum on the market is Tiburon Rum, and it’s definitely a party starter!Tiburon Rum Launch Party-4
The brain child of Basil Destefano and Traveller’s Rums Limited, Tiburon is a molasses-based “special” rum which has been aged and blended from a variety of barrels of varying age and character. It’s aged in old oak bourbon barrels and together with the help of the warm climate of Belize its gently matures into a smooth and quite delectable drink. Travellers Liquors Belizean Rum Kuknat-3Only the finest local ingredients are used to achieve the highest quality rum, which is re-casked by Master Blenders into Kentucky Oak Bourbon Barrels for the “second maturation” to allow the natural tannins to give the rum a rich golden color, smooth finish, and subtle hints of vanilla and oak.Travellers Liquors Belizean Rum Kuknat-4
Dubbed the “Spirit of Belize”, this rum is one that you can either sip on the rocks or mix with whatever pleases your taste buds. I in particular am a big fan of rum and cranberry. The subtle hints of vanilla in the Tiburon Rum mixed with sweet but tangy cranberry juice are just perfection. I forgot to keep tabs on my drinking count at the party and well, it was not pretty the next day! But that’s over indulgence for you! In moderation, as with all things, Tiburon is a fabulous drink!Travellers Liquors Belizean Rum Kuknat-2
Tiburon is definitely one of those rums that will make it down in history. I mean it’s already captured nine international awards: Gold medal at the 2014 The Fifity Best aged rum Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Int’l Craft Spirit Competition, Gold Medalist at The 2014 Spirits of the America’s Competition, Platinum Medal at the 2014 SIP Awards, Silver Medal at the 2014 SIP Awards, Silver Medal at the San Diego Int’l Spirit Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Int’l Wine & Spirit Competition in London, Medal at the 2014 New York World Wine & Spirit Competition, Bronze Medalist at The 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!
You can get Tiburon in the USA states of Los Angeles, Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois, across Puerto Rico, in Cardiff, Wales and Traveller’s Liquors distributors across Belize.Tiburon Rum Launch Party-6
Tiburon Rum supports responsible drinking. SO DRINK RESPONSIBLY OR YOU WILL BE PENALIZED! TRUST ME! (Yes, I’m yelling…)
Remember, you’re only one sip away from paradise with Tiburon rum… (if you’re responsible)

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About the Author: Janelle Cowo

Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. She loves sharing her adventures with her daughter Inori, hoping to encourage her to lead an adventurous life and enjoy the beauty of the world around her. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

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