Copeland Distillery. Irish-Caribbean-French Rum. Cuba Libré Recipe Yes Please!!

Irish-Caribbean-French Rum, yes, that does sound different. Tell me more & how do I use it?!! First a lil bit of history.
Copeland Smugglers’ Reserve is inspired by the clandestine activities that took place along the Copeland Islands throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and gives honour to the contrabandists that brought tastes of new worlds to County Down’s shores. This Irish-Caribbean-French mix was inspired by James Hamilton Jr, who first brought Bordeaux wine to Ireland in 1633, via Killyleagh Castle in County Down

A blend of dark rum from Barbados and rum distilled in The Copeland Distillery, Donaghadee (Northen Ireland). A Limited edition blend of light double-distilled rum. The Barbados rum has been aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and the Copeland rum aged in a mixture of French Pinot Noir wine and Quarter Bourbon casks. Fancy!

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of allspice, citrus, black peppercorn, oak and brown sugar. Velvety and rich with tropical fruit, orange and banana on the palate. A cherry and light vanilla note on the finish. What’s not to love!!


Try this quick homemade cocktail:Cuba Libré Yes Please!!

  • 2 ounces rum (were using Copeland rum )
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coca-Cola, to top
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Enjoy!!!

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