Black’s Distillery in Kinsale, Co Cork has announced the launch of 'Blacks Spiced Irish Rum', the first Irish rum.
The new spirit is Ireland’s first ever rum made from start to finish in Ireland. While other rums are imported and repacked here, Blacks Spiced Irish Rum is made from sugar cane molasses, which is fermented, distilled and matured in oak barrels in Kinsale, according to the company.
The company also has been making an Irish gin and a range of craft beers ever since it started in 2013. Its beers include several IPAs, a ‘KPA’ (Kinsale Pale Ale), its ‘Model T Stout’ and its ‘1601 Lager’.
Difficult To Master
Rum is a more difficult spirit to master, according to Black's Distillery, and it took them years of research, experimentation and ageing in oak barrels to create the product.
“We are delighted to be launching Ireland's first ever home distilled rum after several years of hard work since getting the distillery started in 2015,” said Sam Black, the company’s founder.
“We hope Irish rum will become a new trend and help boost the international profile of the brand,” Black continued. “We have been lucky to be at the forefront of both the rise of craft beer and craft gin over the past few years. And now we think it’s time for rum to have its time in the spotlight.”
The company said it will continue to brew beer and distil its Irish gin and that it has plans for a vodka and whiskey.
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