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Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum 57%

Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum 57%

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Set Sail for Adventure: A Detailed Exploration of the Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum

Ahoy, mateys! Calling all rum enthusiasts and history buffs! The General Wine sets sail on a voyage of discovery with the Isle of Wight Distillery's HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum. This unique expression offers a captivating blend of heritage, bold flavours, and smooth drinkability, perfect for those seeking an authentic taste of maritime tradition.

A Rum Steeped in History

The HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum is a collaborative effort between the Isle of Wight Distillery and The National Museum of the Royal Navy. It pays homage to the historical practice of issuing "rum rations" or "tot" to Royal Navy sailors during the 18th and 19th centuries. The rum itself is a masterful blend of aged demerara rums from Guyana, Trinidadian rum, and Jamaican rum, each contributing its own distinct character. But what truly sets this rum apart is the inclusion of a stave sourced from the HMS Victory itself, the world's oldest commissioned warship. This ingenious touch imbues the rum with a touch of history, allowing you to savour a taste of this legendary vessel with every sip.

Unveiling the Treasure: Tasting Notes

Nose: The journey begins with an inviting aroma, characterised by gentle waves of vanilla and oak. Hints of spice peek through, creating an intriguing complexity. As you delve deeper, subtle notes of molasses and liquorice emerge, promising a rich and flavourful experience.

Palate: The first sip of HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum is a revelation. The rum delivers a smooth and rich mouthfeel, showcasing the quality of the aged base spirits. The classic, bold style is evident, with flavours of oak and vanilla taking centre stage. Deeper exploration unveils a delightful dance of molasses and liquorice, adding intrigue and depth to the profile. The influence of the HMS Victory stave is subtle yet undeniable, adding a touch of maritime character that lingers on the palate.

Finish: The finish is where the HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum truly shines. Long, layered, and incredibly complex, it leaves a lasting impression. The oak and vanilla notes weave seamlessly with the molasses and liquorice, creating a harmonious and satisfying conclusion. The rum's strength (57% ABV) adds a pleasant warmth that complements the flavour profile without overpowering it.

Charting Your Course: Serving Suggestions

The HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum is a versatile spirit, capable of being enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions to guide you on your exploration:

  • Neat: This is the purist's approach, allowing you to appreciate the rum's full complexity. Pour a generous measure into a rocks glass or snifter and savour it at room temperature. As the rum opens up, take your time to identify the different flavour notes.
  • On the Rocks: For a slightly chilled and diluted experience, add a large ice cube to your glass of HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum. The ice will slowly melt, releasing the rum's flavours and making it slightly more approachable for those who find it a touch strong neat.
  • Classic Cocktails: HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum can be a fantastic base for a variety of rum cocktails. Try your hand at a potent Navy Rum Punch, a refreshing Dark and Stormy, or a tiki-inspired Mai Tai. The rum's bold flavours will stand up well to the other ingredients in these classic concoctions.
  • Rum and Ginger Ale: This is a simple yet satisfying highball option. Combine a measure of HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum with a high-quality ginger ale in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge for a refreshing twist.

A Toast to Adventure

The Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum is more than just a delicious spirit; it's a historical treasure. With its unique blend, maritime connection, and bold flavours, this rum offers a captivating journey for your taste buds. So, raise a glass, set sail for a taste of history, and discover the HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum for yourself.

The General Wine - Your Destination for Rum Exploration

At The General Wine, we are passionate about rum and its rich history. We offer a diverse selection of rums from around the world, including the HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum. Visit our website or our store to explore our rum collection and discover your next favourite tipple.


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