FROM THE WIRES...
Fine rum has come a long way in the marketplace, with a wider range of premium rums gaining greater consumer acceptance of rum as a quality spirit and not just a cocktail ingredient. Equiano Rum is one of these rums, offering a limited batch blend from best emerging distilleries and priding itself for its 100% natural rum.
Equiano has also created a cocktail, The Equiano Spiced Peach Old Fashioned in commemoration of this drink holiday, see below.
Equiano is perfect for mixing, sipping, and savoring. The liquid is a limited batch blend from one of the best emerging distilleries in the world, Gray’s in Mauritius, and the world-renowned Barbadian distillery - Foursquare. Bringing these two rum purists together means that Equiano is a 100% natural rum, with no spices, no colorants, no additives and no added sugar. Completely uncompromised, all the rich and deep flavors come from the ex-Cognac and ex-Bourbon casks that the rum tropically matures in, creating an exquisite, modern and matured spirit that is totally unique.
On the eye: Rich, amber color.
On the nose: A tropical warmth alongside notes of dried fruits such as raisins combined with sweet toffee, butterscotch, and caramel.
On the palate: A natural sweetness from a mix of ex-cognac and ex-bourbon casks that it tropically matures in, finishing on a medium sweet note with touches of oak, anise, sweet pepper and a hint of bitter orange peel.
Equiano Light is refreshingly unique, an exceptional blend of lightly aged molasses rum from the Caribbean, fused with fresh sugar cane juice rum from Africa. Challenging the ideas and expectations we have of rum, this exciting offering elevates the category and enriches the taste profile of an often-underrated spirit, silencing any notion that white rums lack the sophistication of their darker counterparts.
On the eye: A subtle, light golden hue.
On the nose: A harmonious balance of fresh sugarcane with hints of vanilla, dried light oak and touches of earthy, herbal notes normally associated with sugarcane juice rum.
On the palate: The initial mouthfeel of this light rum is a medium sweet taste of ripe sugarcane, more tropical fruit and citrus peel, layered with green apples, pears and hints of vanilla and light oak on the palate.
Equiano Spiced Peach Old Fashioned
2oz Equiano Original
0.5oz chili-peach syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
Smoked peach ice sphere
Add ingredients into a mixing glass, with ice. Stir for 10 seconds, strain into rocks glass over smokey peach ice sphere. Garnish with some orange zest.