Cornish distillery Penryn Spirits has released Bora Botanical Rum, positioned as a “rum for gin lovers”.
Named after the Cornish word for dawn, Bora is distilled using natural, locally sourced botanicals, including nettles and quinces, to create a “light, dry, aromatic spirit”.
The rum is designed to be enjoyed with tonic, with a sprig of rosemary recommended to complement the botanical notes. It can also be served straight up on the rocks, with light mixers, and can add “Cornish spice” to classic cocktails.
As a carbon-negative product, Bora uses cutting-edge technology to distil sustainably, eco-friendly packaging, and offsets emissions by planting trees in Cornwall.
Pete Mack and Willoughby Werner, co-founders of Penryn Spirits, said: “We are very excited to launch Bora Botanical Rum this summer.
“Following nearly a decade of dreaming, two years of experimentation and refinement, and plenty of setbacks along the way, we’ve created what we believe is a truly unique spirit.
“Harnessing the wealth of flavour offered by the natural botanicals in the Cornish landscape around us, Bora is a complex, smooth and aromatic rum that brings something different to this bourgeoning category.
“We couldn’t be prouder to be distilling and launching Bora within the context of Cornwall’s rich distilling heritage.”
Bora’s black and white bottle design is inspired by Saint Piran’s Flag of Cornwall, with a magpie rising up against a gold background. The gold on the label is said to echo the colours of dawn, as well as the rum’s soft amber hue.