Spirited Union Distillery launches botanical white rum

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Amsterdam’s Spirited Union Distillery has introduced a botanical Agricole-style white rum, featuring blue eucalyptus and black tea, to its range.

Union Lemon & Leaf Rum is the second expression from Spirited Union Rum, following Union Spice & Sea Salt, which was launched earlier this year. Both spirits tap into the trend for using botanicals in distillation and brewing.

The herbal rum, which hails from Maritius, is made with lemons grown along the Amalfi Coast, blue eucalyptus leaves and Sri Lankan Highland black tea.

The flavours have been united with the “delicate, earthy tone” of kina bark together with sarawak pepper and sarsaparilla root for a “complex spicy finish”.

Founder Ruben Maduro said: “We have a flavour-first approach, working with nothing but the finest natural botanicals to create vibrant and exciting new tastes, and we’re excited to launch our botanical Union Lemon & Leaf Rum, which can be enjoyed with tonic, a botanical mixer or shaken in delicious cocktails.

“Inspired by my upbringing on the Caribbean island of Aruba, I wanted to create a rum that was real and honest. By re-distilling and infusing rums from across the world, with real natural botanicals, we have created an exciting new type of rum that looks beyond tradition.”

The two Union Rums are available from The Drinksology Group in the UK. Mike Beavan, sales Director, Drinksology Group, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Spirited Union team based in Amsterdam.

“Their botanical rums are an innovative and exciting entry to the category and we’re looking forward to introducing them to Drinksology customers in both the UK on and off-trade.”

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