5 Rum Brands to watch out for
Rum is experiencing a resurgence. People all over Scotland, and beyond, are embracing the diverse and captivating flavours that rum has to offer. It's fast becoming the drink of the moment, sparking creativity in the art of mixology.
With years of experience in the industry, we've seen a lot of trends come and go but we’re certain this new wave of artisanal rum is here to stay. Cheers to rum and its well-deserved renaissance.
The summer of rum
Rum is popular thanks to its versatility and has seen a significant rise in popularity over the past few years. This beloved spirit owes its chameleon-like qualities to a myriad of factors that set it apart from other spirits.
First and foremost, the raw materials used in its production play a significant role. Whether it's made from molasses, sugarcane juice, or even fruits, each type of rum imparts distinct flavours, making it a playground for mixologists and enthusiasts alike.
Another key factor is the ageing process. Rum can be aged in various types of barrels, such as oak, which adds depth and complexity to its taste. From young and vibrant expressions to well-aged and smooth varieties, the possibilities are endless, allowing everyone to find their perfect match.
Some of our brands to watch out for use creative techniques to age and add character to their rums which adds to their originality.
Our top 5 brands to watch out for
Banks 7 Island Rum is a true gem in the world of spirits, offering a delightful and unique experience to rum enthusiasts. This exceptional blend is a harmonious fusion of seven carefully selected rums from various Caribbean islands, each contributing its own distinct character and flavour profile.
The result is a well-balanced and sophisticated golden rum that tantalises the taste buds with notes of tropical fruits, warm spices, and a subtle sweetness. Whether savoured neat, on the rocks or used to craft inventive cocktails, Banks 7 Island Rum is a versatile and exciting addition to any bar. Its complexity and depth make it a must-try for those seeking a true taste of the Caribbean's rich rum heritage. You can order online here.
Beach House Rum
First, there was pink gin, but now there’s pink rum. This exquisite rum is skillfully crafted from molasses and infused with a captivating medley of botanicals, including blackcurrant, hibiscus, grapefruit, and coconut.
The result is a burst of vibrant, fruity, and zesty flavours that dance on the palate. Perfect for creating refreshing, summery cocktails, this spirit blends harmoniously with soda water, and a generous wedge of fresh grapefruit makes for a match made in cocktail heaven.
Beach House Pink Spice Rum is the perfect companion to elevate your leisurely moments with a touch of tropical paradise.
Another one to watch out for is Langs Rum who have distilled three unique expressions of their tropical rum, all of which are available to order at Dunns.
Their liquid pays homage to the original 1860s Lang Brothers Banana Rum. This enchanting rum carries the essence of the tropics, boasting a characterful profile brimming with vibrant exotic fruit notes. Meticulously crafted, Langs Rum blends the richness of molasses with a skilful combination of pot and column-distilled Jamaican rums, all matured in ex-bourbon American white oak casks.
Imported from Jamaica, renowned for its earthy and aromatic rum 'funk,' this premium-quality spirit is then artfully infused with natural fruit flavours, embodying the island carnival spirit.
And just as gin bottles received a long-awaited glow-up, adding to their shelf appeal, the same thing is currently happening with rum. However, it’s not a case of style over substance - as Neptune rum tastes just as good as it looks. And to top that, it does good too.
Neptune Rum is more than just a distillery; it is a celebration of craftsmanship, heritage, and environmental stewardship. With a deep-rooted commitment to sustainability, Neptune Rum goes above and beyond to produce exceptional and iconic rums that embody the spirit of the Caribbean.
Each bottle represents the perfect harmony of the finest natural ingredients, traditional distillation techniques, and the unique influence of tropical ageing. Their dedication to quality has been recognized globally, with over 70 prestigious awards underlining their place among the world's best rums. Definitely, one to watch out for.
Finally, a distillery that’s a little closer to home, Leith, to be precise.
Leith Rum, a true gem in the world of spirits, draws its inspiration from the vibrant maritime heritage of Leith. Born from a rich tapestry of history and craftsmanship, this exceptional rum encapsulates the spirit of adventure and exploration.
Crafted with care and precision, Leith Rum is a harmonious blend of carefully selected Caribbean rums, expertly aged to perfection. With every sip, you're transported to the shores of Leith, where the salty sea breeze and the allure of distant horizons merge into a captivating experience. Whether enjoyed neat or in delicious cocktails, Leith Rum promises to be an unforgettable journey, honouring the seafaring traditions and celebrating the untamed spirit of the sea. You can order online here.
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