Red Kelpie Rum
Red Kelpie // New South Wales, Australia
Originally of Kingsvale New South Wales, the Bluestill Distillery has recently moved twenty minutes down the road to Henry Lawson Way in the town of Young. Established in 1995, the Bluestill Distillery showcases not only its hand-crafted spirits, but also local artwork. The Red Kelpie Dark Rum is made from Australian-grown sugar cane and molasses, and aims to become a bar staple. Red Kelpie rum is currently unavailable outside Australia.
Dark RumAKA Black Rum. Usually aged (but not always) and has additional caramel-coloring added to provide the dark/black color. Some are distilled from blackstrap molasses. No specific type or size barrel required for aging nor is there a set time required for aging in most countries with a few exceptions.
"Thick, heavy and well-settled, the heavy brown sugars sleep atop a bed of boot strap molasses and dark stone fruits. Wood notes also found on the nose become more pronounced on the palate, turning to a tart, green herbal spring.The finish is of average length and stretches through the mouth with its herbal freshness, turning woody and resinous towards the end."