This Father’s Day, salute the remarkable fathers in your life with a gift that exemplifies their exceptional taste and unwavering presence.
Salcombe Distilling Co., renowned for their craft of extraordinary spirits, proudly presents Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ as the ultimate expression of appreciation and indulgence.
One of Salcombe Distilling Co.’s newest releases, lovingly handcrafted at their stunning waterside home in South Devon, Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ is a sophisticated new small batch single estate rum produced from scratch at the distillery. Full-bodied and brimming with the flavours of caramelised orange peel, pink peppercorns and warmth from Szechuan pepper, Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ is something to be truly savoured. With a rich mahogany colour and a smooth finish, this exquisite rum is perfect for sipping neat or in a classic cocktail.
For the father who appreciates the finer things in life, Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ is an impeccable gift choice. Encased in an elegant 50cl bottle, priced at £40 (ABV 40%), it can be purchased from salcombegin.com, Salcombe Distilling Co.’s flagship stores in Salcombe and Dartmouth, as well as select regional independent retailers. With gift messages easily added to online purchases, surprise and delight your father with a personal note alongside this beautiful gift.
The craftsmanship behind Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ is a testament to Salcombe Distilling Co.’s commitment to excellence. Handcrafted from scratch using imported molasses, demerara sugar, yeast, and pure Dartmoor water, this single estate rum exemplifies the distillery’s devotion to quality. The unhurried fermentation process and precise distillation methods ensure that every sip of Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ tells a story of passion and mastery.
Salcombe Rum ‘Blackstone’ joins Salcombe Distilling Co.’s award-winning line-up of their transatlantic spiced gold rum Salcombe Rum ‘Island Street’, gold rum Salcombe Rum ‘Lantern Rock’ and Salcombe Rum’s only white rum, Salcombe Rum ‘Whitestrand’. Unlike many distillers, Salcombe Rum never darkens their rums with the addition of colourants or added sugar post distillation.
Salcombe Rum takes inspiration from Salcombe’s coastal vitality and its shipbuilding heritage, when crafting their spirits. 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 Distilling Co.’s portfolio, in addition to Salcombe Rum, also boasts Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, the Voyager Series and New London Light non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs.
Nose – Sweet liquorice, treacle tart, spiced citrus, toasted brioche and green under ripe bananas followed by a hint of mango.
Palate – A rich and viscous mouthfeel leading to caramelised orange peel, pink peppercorns and warmth from Szechuan pepper, with a fresh floral note to finish.
Finish – Mid length, with warming spice balanced with candied ginger fading to Werther’s Original and a touch of smoked citrus.
Serving Suggestion – Best served with a fiery ginger beer. Alternatively, to truly appreciate the rum, try it with ginger ale so as not to over power the flavours in the spirit.