Cornish distillery Tarquin’s, which is celebrated for its premium gins, is moving into the rum category with the launch of Twin Fin.
Inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Caribbean, the new spiced golden rum is created using Cornish copper pot stills, blended with Jamaican pot still rum and a light, column-still rum from the Dominican Republic.
Twin Fin is then finished with a touch of Pedro Ximenez sherry and rested over charred oak chips for a “rich golden warmth”.
The rum is said to combine a rich, smooth taste with delicate spice notes, a touch of exotic citrus and a light smoky finish.
According to Tarquin’s, Twin Fin is bold in flavour and excellent in cocktails. It’s signature serve is the Cornish Beach Cooler, a spiced Mojito (recipe below).
Master distiller Tarquin Leadbetter said: “Twin Fin is a rum for the beach. It’s zesty, tropical and liberally spiced. The delicious result of two years of research and tasting – there is no other rum like it.”
The Cornish Beach Cooler
50ml Twin Fin
Sprig of Fresh mint
Muddle half a lime with sugar in a Highball glass, add some mint and ginger ale and serve long over ice.