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White Oak Reserve Rum

Silver medal, 2019 American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards

Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum features our white rum rested in new, toasted and charred American white oak barrels, where complex and smoky caramel and butterscotch flavors meld beautifully with the fruit and sweet molasses notes of the base rum.

This Hard Truth is best served: in an old fashioned with sugar and orange bitters; in eggnog or cream with with orange and nutmeg.

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White Oak Reserve Rum
White Oak Reserve Rum

Spirit Specs

  • Small Batch Distiller’s Choice Aged Rum
  • Base: Hard Truth White Rum, aged in new barrels
  • Bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV)
  • Currently unavailable
  • Appearance

    Clear cedar
  • Aroma

    Clove, rye,oak, and brown sugar
  • Taste

    Rich oak, smooth caramel, and rye spiciness
  • Finish

    Dry with hints of butterscotch and charred oak

Though it’s produced in Indiana, this single-barrel rum was made by fermenting the molasses and cane sugar base with a Caribbean yeast strain. It’s an interesting concept, intended to add subtle fruitiness. Look for a honey hue and a mild aroma that suggests allspice and oak. The first sips lead with drying oak but finish with mellower caramel, brown sugar and spice, plus a toasty hint of pecan.

Kara Newman, Liquor.com
White Oak Reserve Rum Recipes
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Hot Buttered Rum

1 oz. Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum
1 oz. Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum
¾ c. Boiling water
2 Tbs. Spiced butter*
Whipped cream and nutmeg, to garnish



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Pomegranate Paloma

2 oz. Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum
1 oz. Pomegranate juice
1 oz. Grapefruit juice
½ oz. Freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. Ginger syrup
Soda water, to top
Pomegranate arils and lime wedge, to garnish
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Aged Rum Old Fashioned

2 oz. Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum
1 Sugar cube
3 dashes Orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Luxardo cherry and orange peel, to garnish
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White Gold

2 oz. Hard Truth White Oak Reserve Rum
1 oz. Honey simple syrup
½ oz. Triple sec
1 oz. Lemon juice
Dehydrated lemon slice, to garnish

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