Berry Bros & Rudd is launching its Penny Blue VSOP Rum, the first VSOP bottling from the Medine Distillery, Mauritius as part of the Indian Ocean Rum Company’s joint venture between Berry Bros. & Rudd and the Medine Distillery.
A single-estate rum, the VSOP will join the existing single-cask releases and the award-winning Penny Blue XO. Created from single-estate sugar cane, the rum has been matured in former cognac (75%), bourbon (15%) and whisky (10%) barrels before being blended by master distiller Jean-Francois Koenig and Berry Bros. & Rudd’s spirit buyer Doug McIvor.
Maxime Sauzier, marketing manager at the Medine Distillery said: “In adherence to the Penny Blue signature style, the VSOP is effortlessly smooth with orange peel notes on the palate. To preserve the heart of the rum, it is non-chill filtered and natural in colour. Finished with a hand dipped wax seal of the estate, we believe the VSOP is a true expression of its terroir.
“Created to offer rum with a natural complexity that is perfect for sipping on its own or as an accessible base for great rum cocktails, we’re thrilled that in time for its global release, Penny Blue VSOP has been awarded a gold medal from the international competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.”