Happy New Year
With Burns Night on the 25th January we thought a spiced rum hailing from a small Orkney island would be a great way to start the new year at Craft Rum Club.
- Gow Rum takes its name from the infamous Orkney pirate John Gow whose short career started in Amsterdam and ended in Orkney. He was famously hung twice after the rope snapped, the first time, at London’s execution dock on the 11th of June 1725. While the name conjures up images of pirates, it also creates imagery of the brutal seas and rugged coastlines surrounding Orkney.
J Gow spiced rum is produced on Lamb Holm, a tiny island (0.15 square miles) just south of St Mary’s village. Home to an Italian Chapel and connected to mainland Orkney by the Churchill barriers. This may well be one of the smallest rum producing islands and the distillery can be found just metres away from the beach.
In Januarys box;
J Gow 70cl – 40% alc./vol
Angostura Bitters – 66.7% alc./vol – x2
Britvic Cranberry Juice drink 200ml – x2
The delicate flavours of vanilla and caramel are mixed with natural spices from around the world including two secret ingredients grown in Orkney. There are also subtle citrus and cinnamon notes in this light golden coloured rum which has a smooth sweetness and warming spice finish
The versatility of the prominent rum flavour complimented with spices means you can enjoy this rum in many ways from on the rocks to cocktails or even just your favourite mixer
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