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Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Spiced Rum

Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Spiced Rum

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Dive into Island Paradise: A Detailed Tasting Guide to Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Spiced Rum

Embark on a sensory voyage with The General Wine's in-depth exploration of Isle of Wight Distillery's Mermaid Spiced Rum. This rum, crafted on the shores of the Isle of Wight, seamlessly blends Caribbean warmth with the island's unique botanical tapestry.

A Blend Steeped in Tradition:

Mermaid Spiced Rum starts its journey with a carefully chosen blend of aged rums (2-5 years) from Trinidad and the Dominican Republic. Distilled in column stills, these base rums offer a foundation of rich molasses and subtle spice. The magic unfolds when this Caribbean essence reaches the shores of the Isle of Wight. Here, the rum is infused with a captivating selection of local fruits and spices, transforming it into a truly distinctive spirit.

Unveiling the Mermaid's Treasures: A Tasting Journey

Appearance: The rum boasts a warm amber hue, reminiscent of sun-drenched Caribbean beaches. As you swirl it in the glass, a delightful viscosity is evident, hinting at the rich flavours to come.

Nose: The first inhale unveils a symphony of aromas. The initial wave is undeniably Caribbean, offering notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and a hint of warming spice. But then, the Isle of Wight's influence takes centre stage. Delicate floral notes, likely from botanicals like chamomile or lavender, peek through, adding a touch of elegance. Hints of citrus zest and sea salt add a surprising freshness, keeping the aroma complex and inviting.

Palate: The first sip delivers a delightful surprise. The rum is surprisingly smooth and well-rounded, with the aged base providing a mellow foundation. The initial sweetness of vanilla and caramel unfolds, but it's not overpowering. The Isle of Wight's botanical influence shines through on the mid-palate, with hints of earthy spice, like ginger or nutmeg, mingling with the sweetness. The promised touch of sea salt emerges subtly, adding a unique savoury note that keeps the rum interesting. The finish is surprisingly clean and lingers pleasantly, leaving behind a warming sensation of ginger and spice.

A Rum for Every Occasion: Serving Suggestions

Mermaid Spiced Rum's versatility makes it a perfect choice for a variety of drinking experiences.

Sipping Savour: Enjoy Mermaid Spiced Rum neat or on the rocks to fully appreciate its complex flavour profile. The addition of a splash of water can help open up the aromas and reveal the subtler botanical notes.

Classic Cocktails with a Twist:  This rum elevates classic cocktails. Substitute Mermaid Spiced Rum for traditional dark rum in a Dark and Stormy for a unique twist, or create a spiced Old Fashioned for a sophisticated and warming drink.

Tropical Tipples:  Craft your own island getaway with Mermaid Spiced Rum. Blend it with pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine for a refreshing Piña Colada or mix it with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime for a zesty Dark and Ginger.

Mermaid Mule: For a contemporary twist, try a Mermaid Mule. Combine 50ml Mermaid Spiced Rum, 20ml fresh lime juice, and top with ginger beer in a copper mug filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge for a visually striking and delicious cocktail.

Beyond the Glass:  Mermaid Spiced Rum's adaptability extends beyond cocktails.  Use it to add depth and complexity to marinades for grilled meats, or drizzle it over fresh fruit and ice cream for a decadent dessert topping.

In Conclusion: A Mermaid's Call You Can't Resist

Isle of Wight Distillery's Mermaid Spiced Rum is a captivating spirit that offers a taste of the Caribbean infused with the unique charm of the Isle of Wight. Its smooth character, balanced sweetness, and intriguing botanical notes make it a perfect choice for sipping neat, crafting classic cocktails with a twist, or exploring innovative culinary uses.

Available at The General Wine

Embark on your own Mermaid Rum adventure. Visit The General Wine online or in our store to purchase your bottle of Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Spiced Rum and discover a world of flavour possibilities.

 

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