|Distillery||Foursquare from Barbados & Gray's distillery in Mauritius|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||French limousin oak, ex-Cognac cask s&American; white oak casks|
Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum: A Timeless Celebration of Craftsmanship and Equality
In the world of premium aged rums, Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum stands as a testament to tradition, craftsmanship, and the pursuit of equality. As the world's first African & Caribbean blend, Equiano is not only a celebration of exceptional rum but also a tribute to the enduring spirit of collaboration and unity. Distilled at Foursquare Distillery in Barbados and Gray's Distillery in Mauritius, this extraordinary rum represents a harmonious fusion of two distinct rum-making traditions, creating something entirely new and extraordinary for the centuries-old craft of rum.
At the heart of Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum lies a commitment to authenticity and purity. The rum is crafted with 100% natural ingredients, with no spices, no additives, and certainly no added sugar. The richness and depth of flavor come solely from the carefully selected ex-bourbon and ex-cognac casks in which the rum matures, showcasing the exceptional artistry of the distilleries involved.
Named after Olaudah Equiano, a freedom fighter who found liberation through the sale of rum, this exceptional spirit pays homage to his legacy by standing for equality. To further this cause, 5% of Equiano's company profits and €2.30 of every bottle purchased contribute to ground-level freedom and equality projects annually, making each sip of Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum a symbol of progress and hope.
Equiano Rum is a premium, limited-batch aged rum that embraces its authenticity wholeheartedly. With no additives, flavorings, spice, or added sugar, it remains a genuine rum that reveals its true character and depth in all its facets. Each bottle of Equiano is a tribute to the time-honored art of rum-making, a craft that spans centuries and has been refined through generations.
As one indulges in Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum, the journey of flavors begins with the enticing aroma that gently envelopes the senses. True to any quality premium rum, Equiano delivers tropical warmth as soon as its aroma touches the nose. Notes of dried fruits, such as raisins and sultanas, intertwine with the sweetness of toffee, butterscotch, and caramel. A subtle suggestion of orange peel, vanilla, and buttered wood adds complexity, inviting the palate to dive deeper into the enchanting experience.
On the palate, Equiano unveils all the natural sweet notes of a well-aged rum, courtesy of its time spent maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The liquid bestows a warm toffee and butterscotch mouth-feel, accompanied by the delightful presence of chewy raisins and brown sugar flavors that emerge as the rum caresses the tongue.
The finish of Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum, though naturally sweet with no added sugar or spices, offers a medium to sweet ending. Hints of oak, anise, sweet pepper, and a subtle touch of bitter orange peel linger, gracefully concluding this exceptional rum experience.
Equiano Original Traditionalist Rum is more than just a spirit; it is a celebration of tradition, craftsmanship, and the shared heritage of two continents. With every sip, we raise a glass to the enduring legacy of Olaudah Equiano and his fight for equality, while embracing the artistry and passion of rum-making that transcends borders and unites cultures. It is a toast to the timeless spirit of collaboration, innovation, and progress that has shaped the world of rum and continues to pave the way for a brighter future.