This outstanding gold rum is the first of its kind from Salcombe Distilling Co. and builds from the brilliant success of our gold Salcombe Rum release in 2019.
Famous for carrying fresh fruits and spices back from exotic lands, the locally built 19th century Salcombe Fruiters often ventured to the West Indies to acquire a much sweeter and more potent payload; sugar, molasses and rum.
In the tropical Caribbean heat, puncheons or hogsheads of this rich spirit were carefully stowed on board these ships and surrounded by coconuts to protect the precious cargo during their perilous journey back across the Atlantic.
Salcombe Rum ‘Lantern Rock’ has been lovingly handcrafted in small batches of 750 bottles, made up of a blend of 38l and 95l casks previously used for ageing bourbon. With gently fermented first-rate molasses, unrefined sugar and a blend of yeasts it is distilled on traditional 60 litre hand beaten copper pot stills before being laid to rest in the oak barrels for 6 to 12 months. Unlike most rums, Salcombe Rum ‘Lantern Rock’ has no sugar added after distillation, neither is it darkened with the addition of extra colouring. The result is an exceptionally sophisticated rum with an outstanding balance and spectrum of flavour.
Tasting Notes: This rum is exceptionally smooth with layered complexity. A sweet butterscotch nose is complemented by flavours of warm vanilla, mellow oak and hints of banana with an endearing, light chocolate finish.
Best served: Neat over ice or in a ‘Salcombe Stormy’ cocktail.
Salcombe Rum ‘Lantern Rock’ 50cl, 42.4%
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