Geothermal-powered rum distiller launches Cask Club

The Cornish Geothermal Distillery Company (CGDC) is offering consumers the chance to purchase their own casks of the ‘world’s first’ geothermally-matured rum as part of a new members’ club. Earlier this month, entrepreneur Matthew Clifford revealed plans to build a new £10 million (US$13m) carbon-neutral distillery, rum cask maturation facility and visitor centre in Cornwall. The site will be powered by geothermal energy. The ‘ultra-high-tech’ Eden Project-style biome will include Clifford’s patent-pending carbon-neutral rum cask…

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How Sly Augustin turned adversity into success

After West End clubs ostracised him and his friends, Sly Augustin took matters into his own hands and now runs his own bar, the welcoming Trailer Happiness. While today’s bars and clubs may welcome people from all walks of life, it hasn’t always been that way. For Trailer Happiness’ managing director, Sly Augustin, his first foray into the on‐trade came about in an attempt to “hack” the system and ensure he and his Black friends…

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Carbon-negative rum distillery raises £150,000

Two Drifters, which claims to be the world’s first carbon-negative rum distillery, surpassed its fundraising target of £150,000 (US$197,200) in three hours. Two Drifters, which is based in Devon, UK, launched its crowdfunding campaign on Monday 9 November on Crowdcube. To date, the campaign has raised £181,910 (US$239,150) from 240 investors. Launched in 2019 by Gemma and Russ Wakeham, Two Drifters seeks to become the “world’s most established sustainable spirit”. Two Drifters produces British white…

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Rums of Puerto Rico to tour the US

Government body Rums of Puerto Rico will tour four US cities next week to host tastings and pairing dinners to promote its local brands. The Taste of Rum festival will stop off at Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC. At each stop on the tour, 20 rum fans will be invited to a two- or three-course Caribbean meal, followed by a rum tasting led by Rums of Puerto Rico brand ambassador…

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Rum Nation refreshes Panama 18 Year Old rum

Rum producer Rum Nation has relaunched its 18-year-old Panama bottling, which joins its portfolio of aged spirits from Guatemala, Jamaica and Barbados. Matured for 18 years, the rum was made following a Spanish-style distillation process, which produced a light-bodied rum with a “great aromatic complexity”. The extended maturation period gave the rum a deep amber colour, and aromas of cola, bergamot, dates, orange peel and vermouth. The palate is described as “sweet and fruity, but…

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