Spirited Union Organic Coconut Botanical Rum 38% 70cl
Launching in 2019, Spirited Union is a distillery and cocktail bar in Amsterdam - solar-powered, the building itself is fully sustainable. Founder Ruben Maduro previously worked in the Dutch Antilles and the contacts he made there enabled him to source rums from a variety of distilleries, that he then redistills and macerates with a variety of ingredients to create a selection of botanical rums that offer a new dimension into the category. These aren't flavoured rums per se - in which the vast majority of brands will add artificial flavourings to the rum spirit before bottling. Similar to gin, Spirited Union use the rum as a base to then enhance through maceration and redistillation with quality botanicals, without the use of sugars and god knows what else.
Coconut rum. Forever associated with Malibu and dirt cheap liqueurs you'll find in cheap stores. When I was sent a sample of this along with the rest of the Spirited Union range, to be honest I did not have high hopes.
But. BUT. Oh my word. This has a base of rum from Belize, and sundried organic coconut flakes are lightly toasted before infusing alongside some Madagascan vanilla and raw Peruvian cacao nibs. To dilute down to the necessary ABV, organic coconut water is also used to increase the flavour profile.
It's incredible. The coconut is fresh and clean and delicately sweet. That hint of cacao adds a dark chocolate edge which complements beautifully - it's really brings to mind a dark chocolate covered Bounty bar, which I absolutely LOVE. But it doesn't have the sickly sweetness of said chocolate bar, instead still remaining crisp and clean.
It's a stunning spirit, and has blown my mind with it's complexity. The website talks about mixing with lemonade or cola. No. Don't do that. Keep it in the fridge, or even the freezer, and enjoy as a precursor to a dessert after a fine meal. Or try in a coconut Martini. It will change your world.
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