February’s small batch artisanal rum produced by Mark Theron comes from the Caribbean Island of Nevis. Only natural ingredients are used to infuse flavour into this multi award-winning spiced rum. There are no artificial flavourings or oils used in any part of the distilling process.
The base rum is from Antigua and aged in oak casks for 2+ years giving the pour a bright orange brown colour. The rum is then transferred into the maturation tanks (which are glass) and secret real island spices are added which also contribute to the Clifton’s distinctive colour.
In February’s box;
Clifton Estate Nevis Spiced Rum – 50cl/40% vol
X2 Grace Coconut Water – 310ml
X1 Grace Paprika Plantain Chips – 85g
Swirling the rum around in a sipping glass see’s great thick legs (the addition of honey holds them up) and aromas of cinnamon.
The expertise of the distiller shines through with subtle flavours of orange zest, honey, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg landing on the palette. The body is medium ending towards heavyweight with the addition of honey but is so well rounded as a spirit it does not affect the feel. There is a considerable long finish when sipping which pushes this spiced rum firmly into the premium category. The painstaking distilling process and infusion of Mark Theron’s secret spices from the island has paid off creating in our view a unique craft rum.
We would recommend trying this rum on its own in a sipping glass to savour its qualities. For a great pairing add a shot over ice in a highball glass and pour Grace’s coconut water to taste. Sit back and enjoy Grace’s paprika plantain chips for those warm Caribbean vibes.
We look forward to supplying your next bottling of fine rum.
Cheers, from Kevin and Donna
Craft Rum Club