Morag Bootland takes a look at the new rum from Barra.
ISLE of Barra Distillers is delighted to announce the launch of its very first Island Dark Rum.
If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Hebrides this summer, or if you fancy a taste of the islands at home then you’ll be pleased to hear that there a new Scottish island rum to enjoy.
For Isle of Barra Distillers, the connection between its island home and the expansive ocean that surrounds has inspired the launch of the new Island Dark Rum. Strong, bold and rustic, much like the rocky east coastline, whilst the finish is as smooth as the fine golden sands found on the west side, together fully representing the roots and extraordinary surroundings of the Isle of Barra.
Isle of Barra Distillers ensures the Island Dark Rum is rich and full of island maritime notes and flavour by utilising the key botanical, carrageen seaweed, which the brand is famed for, hand-harvested from the shores of Barra. The carrageen is infused alongside coconut, cardamon, cloves, lemon, and orange peel. On the nose, coconut and clove present first, shortly followed by a crisp maritime freshness. To taste, coconut and brown sugar flavour with a clean and dry mouth feel, while the finish provides the complex warmth of cardamom.
Available from Isleofbarradistillers.com, priced at £35.
70cl, 38% ABV.
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