Twin Fin Barrel Aged Rum 40% 70cl
Twin Fin Barrel Aged Rum 40% 70cl

Twin Fin

Twin Fin Barrel Aged Rum 40% 70cl

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  • Details

    Based just 20 minutes North-east of Newquay, the Southwestern Distillery was founded by Tarquin Leadbetter in 2012. Previously a classically trained chef, Tarquin left a desk job in London to pursue a dream of opening the first distillery in his homeland of Cornwall for over 100 years.

    Recognising the growth of gin at the time, Tarquin is completely self-taught, selling his first bottle of gin in July 2013. His first still was originally heated with a large gas ring that was used for his paella pan - the operation now has 4 stills (named Tamara, Senara, Tressa and Ferrara) that are all heated with a direct flame. The tops of the stills are sealed with bread dough - which sounds weird but is a very traditional process.

    Twin Fin is Tarquin's foray into rum production, originally launching in May 2020 as a spiced rum. Whereas that used Jamaican and Dominican Reublic rums, this Barrel Aged release is apparently a blending of 5yo rum from the Diamond Distillery in Guyana and 6yo rum from Panama.

    The palate is full of tropical fruit - mango, peach, papaya - alongside zesty orange and a touch of lime. There's also a lovely spicy note towards the finish - a touch of cracked black pepper, a hint of sea salt - before a subtle charred smoke edge arrives right at the end. With the fruitiness still going on, this imparts a feel of pineapple that's spent just a second too long on the barbecue.

    It's an excellent rum, a great sipper but a fantastic base for rum cocktails - Mai Tai, Daiquiri, Dark & Stormy, the lot. But it also works as a replacement for whisk(e)y in an Old Fashioned, as the fruit and spice combination work brilliantly with the sugar and bitters.

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