Posted on: 01.29.2018
What is the Featured Spirit Program?
Our Happy Hour Featured Spirit program, is one of the many ways we’re bringing Doral the highest quality products available in an approachable way. These spirits and cocktails are always the best of the best. Truly premium creations built specifically for those who like to treat themselves to flavor and nuance—while still staying friendly to the budget.
Why We Do It
The trends and innovation going on in the cocktail world may not be a topic that you keep an eye on, but it is something that we’re passionate about. From botanical-infused cocktails, small-batch craft Gins (Ki No Bi, Nikka, and Fifty Pounds are all already on our menu by the way…), and weekend happy hours, our Featured Spirit Program gives us an authentic and approachable way to educate our staff and customers alike on things going on in the Craft Cocktail and Spirits world. It’s just one more tool that helps us live out our Dragonfly cultural values through the theory of Kaizen (or continuous learning).
Mantuano is the replacement for Diplomático’s Reserva rum. ‘Mantuano’, meaning ‘nobleman’, reflects Don Juancho’s status and his passion for travel and the discovery of new spirits, mainly rums. Don Juancho is present on each ofDiplomático’s rums.
Aged for up to eight years, Mantuano is a blend of Column, Batch Kettle and Pot Still rums and made from molasses and sugar cane honeys. It is fantastic when mixed in cocktails, or sipped neat.
NOSE: Thick, heavy and sweet – like wading through molasses. With some time, black treacle, cherries and Millionaire’s Shortbread come through, wrapped in sweet liquorice and milk chocolate.
PALATE: Spicier than expected from the nose, but rich and oily in texture. Cinnamon and nutmeg lead into sharper notes of polished oak before caramel sauce, soft toffees and hints of balancing bitter barrel char.
FINISH: Soft and sweet, with herbal hints slowly fading to leave spicy oak.
COMMENTS: Dark and richly flavoured with a texture to match – oily and sticky. The sweetness is tempered by gentle notes of oak and char, making it an excellent easy drinking sipping rum with enough punch to add a rich backbone to a cocktail without getting lost.
Be sure to stop in and take advantage of this limited-time opportunity to experience a really great rum at an unbelievable price!
Grab your group and join us on the patio, in the lounge, dining room, or at the bar after work during our daily happy hour (Mon-Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 5-7pm). If you’re coordinating a larger group function (10 people +) , email us to inquire about our “First Drink Free” Happy Hour promotion by clicking here.