Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Treasure Rum, Chocolate Cherry Flavored Rum

Miami, Fla.—Good tasting cherry flavored alcohol is hard to find. But Treasure Rum's Chocolate Cherry Flavored Rum has mastered it. “It took a long time to get the flavoring right but we got it just right,” said co-owner Mike Spies, and former Florida Keys resident, of Treasure Rum LLC. I met him and his business partner Jannette Galis-Menedez at the Ninth Annual Miami Rum Festival & Trade Show this year at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

Mike Spies and Jannette Galis-Menedez owners of Treasure Rum, at 9th
Annual Miami Rum Festival & Trade Show, Miami, Fla.

Treasure Rum, started just seven months ago, has already gotten onto the shelves of all the Total Wine &More stores from Homestead to Plantation.

It was the long time passion turned hobby for Spies who wanted to develop his own personal flavored rum. With the help of Citrus Distillery in Riviera Beach, Fla., they developed their double distilled hand-crafted rum.

“It has been very interesting, but a lot of work,” said Cuban born Galis-Menedez. They wanted to use the word Pirate for their brand but it was already trademarked. So to represent their dual heritage, a map of Cuba and a tiny pirate image is located on the label.

I found it to be yummy dark, golden-colored rum with a pleasant aroma and taste rich dark cherries followed by milk chocolate.

“It has an aftertaste like chocolate covered cherries, that’s what we were looking for,” said Spies. He added they had to go out of country to get the flavoring for the rum because they did not want it to taste like chocolate covered cough syrup.

Spies said their rum has been very well received at every Total Wines & More tastings he has done in south Florida stores. He also found a good response at the Miami Rum show.

You can find out more details about them and Treasure Rum at

Also Island Dogs Bar, in Key West now serves Treasure Rum.

You can also email Jannette Galis-Menedez at or call 305-799-1941