A Time To Go Dark, The First Time For The Outer Hebrides

A Time To Go Dark, The First Time For The Outer Hebrides
A Time To Go Dark, The First Time For The Outer Hebrides
2017 seems like a lifetime ago, with the fast-paced nature of our business sometimes we feel we blink on a Monday and before we know it, were on Friday. With that said, we have been working on something very special for a number of years, carefully crafting, testing and of course sampling. Last month we finally released our Island Dark Rum.

ISLAND DARK RUM

For the first time (legally) a dark rum from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland was released from our small Family Distillery here on our remote home, on the edge of the Atlantic. The Isle of Barra Distillers shared their first dark rum and with feedback flowing back to our distillery doors just as quick as our dark rum fills your glass, we’re pleased to say, it has gone down as quite the treat.



The connection between our Island home and the expansive ocean that surrounds it has inspired the launch of our new Island Dark Rum. Strong, bold and rustic, much like the rocky east coastline, whilst the finish is as smooth as the fine golden sands found on the west side, together fully representing the roots and extraordinary surroundings of the Isle of Barra.

Our Island Dark Rum is rich and full of Island maritime notes and flavour by utilising the key botanical, carrageen seaweed, which we are famed for, hand-harvested from the shores of Barra.



The carrageen is infused alongside coconut, cardamon, cloves, lemon, and orange peel. On the nose, coconut and clove present first, shortly followed by a crisp maritime freshness. To taste, coconut and brown sugar flavour with a clean and dry mouth feel, while the finish provides the complex warmth of cardamom.
You can order your bottle here:

Island Dark Rum | Barra Gin (isleofbarradistillers.com)

And below we’ve left you a little Barra cocktail to enjoy at home:
 
Island Old Fashioned
50ml Island Dark Rum
10ml Demerara sugar syrup
3 dashes of angostura bitters
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Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass
Stir, over cubed ice, for ten seconds
Strain into an old-fashioned glass
Add ice and garnish with a burnt orange peel
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Glassware: Old fashioned glass
Garnish: Burnt orange peel

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