Banks 5 Island Rum
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For this original blend, which combines pot-stilled and column-distilled rums, Arnaud de Trabuc married light Trinidadian Rum with complex Jamaican Rum, earthy Guyanese rum, flavorful Barbados Rum and utterly unique Indonesian Batavia arrack to create a dry white Rum comprised of layered flavors.
Aside from its origins, our Master Blender Arnaud de Trabuc was keenly aware of the public’s newfound appreciation for spirits with character. Using aged Trinidadian rum as the backbone for his new product, he layered the spirit with high toned aged Barbados rums, heavier post-distilled Jamaican Rums, earthy Guyanese rums and the spicy spirit of the former Dutch colony of Batavia. Over twenty rums sourced independently were blended to achieve the final product.
Rums stored in former Bourbon barrels, are typically color corrected to minimize irregularities from batch to batch. Instead of adding caramel to color correct each bottling. Arnaud decided to charcoal filter the blend, as is typically done with young white rums. The filtration process stripped the amber rum of its color, but preserved the grassy, tropical, fruity aromas that fill the room when you pour yourself a taste.
-From the producer
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