Burning Barn Smoked Rum 70cl 40% ABV
Burning Barn Smoked Rum
The UK's first and only hand-crafted smoked rum. Burning Barn rum is, endearingly, named after the family's barn, which burned down in September 2015, making it possibly the finest tribute to a barn or shed ever created by man. This catastrophe inspired the Warwickshire-based family, which had long been producing fruit, to turn their talents to spirits and create three rums which reflect the heat and smoke of the barn fire (which was, prophetically, fuelled by sugar).
The Burning Barn team harvest, chip and season locally-grown apple wood then smoke it in their old apple juice tank - stainless steel with a bespoke oak lid. They then cold smoke their delicious rum blend before diluting it to bottling strength. An intense smokiness is followed by hints of juicy apple, molasses and burnt treacle. The nose is punchy, but beguilingly smooth, leaving a light, luscious coating on your mouth.