Rum, for the Whisky Drinker
Excellent Scotch whisky relies on a love of craft combined with a strong sense of place. That place being the beautiful, windswept, grey-green and sunlight-agnostic terrain of Scotland. The characteristics we love in Scotch whisky are forged in this very particular locale.
A world away, among coral sand beaches, broad green leaves and more sunlight than you can shake a palm frond at; the countries in and around the Caribbean sea have been using their own very well defined love of craft and sense of place to make some extraordinary rums – since the 17th century, in some cases.
Dark rum and whisky – different at first glance, but under the hood there is a lot of shared DNA. Both distilled in pot or column stills, both matured slowly in oak casks for the development of flavour. These spirits take simple ingredients and then rely on exacting processes to introduce great refinement and complexity in the finished product.