New rum Makazai which means ” i want ” in konkani debuts in Goa. Owned by Kasturi Banerjee a former banker, and has been released in two expressions, Bartender’s Edition (White) for Rs 1000 and Tribute Edition (Gold) for Rs 1300. (Goa price 2021)
One is Bartender’s Edition which is the white rum and the other one is the Tribute Edition which is the gold rum. The Bartender’s Edition, as the name suggests, is dedicated to all the bartenders around the globe. This one is light with floral tones and hints of sugarcane. It is medium-bodied and you can sip it away neat on the rocks like no biggie. It goes very well with cocktails.
The Tribute Edition is the finer one, more premium, and gold edition. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel and has the notes of praline, fig, and honey. It is defined as a blend of molasses spirit and an oak barrel-aged rum.
While packaging and bottle shape is excellent, we feel the pricing is little high to suit the Goan market which is captured by Oldmonk and Bacardi.
Do try it and let us know your opinion in the comments below.