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Old Salt Rum

Old Salt Rum

SKU: 1029
£40.00Price

42% ABV, 50cl.

 

The first rum ever distilled and distributed here in the UK. If we were going to distil a rum here in Blighty then we knew it would have to be a good one: so we’ve been pulling out all the stops since 2012 to produce a drop that would put us on the rum-making map. 

 

Old Salt is fermented from 100% pure sugar cane molasses, as opposed to sugar cane syrup, which is used to make most commercial rums. Using pure molasses is very tricky and less profitable, but absolutely worth the effort for the richness and depth. Triple distilled and oak aged, every drop is smooth and perfectly sippable. Don’t be fooled by the name, it doesn’t contain any salt.

 

Awarded ‘World’s Best Rum’ at Hong Kong Rumfest 2014 and ‘Highly Commended’ at Crafdi Aged Rum Of The Year 2020.

 

‘We’ve today received two bottles of rum from you and all I can say is awesome. So flavoursome, not “burning”, subtle and simply gorgeous.’ - Andrew & Amanda R, May 2021

We go to great pains to ferment the molasses ourselves; which takes either two or three weeks, depending on the temperature.  As we’re sure you’ve noticed, we don’t benefit from a tropical climate here in the UK!

 

We then take the molasses wash and distil it three times in our copper pot stills. Approximately 200 litres of molasses ends up as 20 litres of rum: capturing the heart of the spirit, whilst stripping out the bad stuff.  It’s much more fiddly than how rum is commonly made, but entirely worth it.

We then finish the rum for a few months in English oak barrels. This adds its own flavour notes to the spirit and gives it a lovely golden colour. Unlike most premium rums, we don’t rely on the barrel to do the essential bit of adding flavour and removing the bad bits of the spirit for us: Dr John’s distilling expertise means we get that right the first time round. A very English way of making rum, all in pursuit of making the best drop we possibly can.

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