Equiano Rum Limited Batch 01
Equiano // Multiple Countries
Equiano Rum is an African-Caribbean blended rum made from 100% molasses from two distilleries: Gray's in Mauritius and Foursquare in Barbados. The Gray's rum was aged for 10 years in a combination of French Limousin and ex-cognac casks while the Foursquare rum (blend of column and pot still rums) was aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. It is bottled without added colorants, spices, additives or added sugar. Equiano Rum is named for Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797), a Nigerian-born writer, entrepreneur, abolitionist, and freedom-fighter who purchased his freedom in 1766.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask Typeex-bourbon, French Limousin oak, ex-cognac
"On the nose you'll find a pleasant molasses aroma coupled with some fruit--think ripe cherries and apples. Some oak notes are also found, but in more of a supporting role. The rum is rather elegant on the palate and is neither drying or oily. It's modestly sweet and has a nice tang to it which helps to balance the flavors. The finish also shows more influence of the oak offering up a bittersweet finish. Overall the rum is one you want to spend some time getting to know. Would serve as a sipper rather than a mixer. If you want to add ice, choose larger cubes to minimize the dilution. "