Whether it’s for sipping, mixing or cocktails, the trend for rum is gathering pace in the UK so give the gift of rum to your dad this Father’s Day and set him off on a journey of rum discovery.
There is a rum for all tastes so depending on the dad, here are a trio to try to ensure you select something extra special that will tick all the boxes for pops.
For the whisky drinking dad
Our pick would be El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum as he could approach it in a similar way to whisky. Established in 1670, the award winning El Dorado rums are produced in Guyana using Demerara sugar.
The 12-year-old demerara rum is highly decorated and bottled in a design which honours the flasks cast aside by Dutch sailors. It is a blend of three stills – two columns (including the world’s only wooden Coffey still) and a unique double wooden pot still. Rich amber in colour, the rum has a super attractive nose packed with aromas of sugar, honey, banana, toffee, raisin and sultanas. Ripe, rich and balanced flavours attend with sweetness, after which the finish is delightful, elegant and dry.
The Serve: Either try straight over ice or for a twist on a classic – a Rum Old Fashioned takes some beating.
For the party dad
For the old man who loves nothing more than donning the Hawaiian shirt and getting the barbecue ripping with tiki cocktail in hand, our new Tiki Lover’s Pineapple Rum from The Bitter Truth is the perfect pick. Made using a careful blend of aged and unaged Jamaican pot-still rum, 3-year-old Barbados rum, aged in former Bourbon Whiskey barrels and some young column-still rums from Trinidad and Guyana, the rum blend is then infused with an all-natural, pineapple extract from South America and allowed to rest for several weeks. This gives the flavours of sugar cane time to mingle elegantly with fruity layers of juicy pineapple, while maintaining the full and complex aromas of the rum blend.
This high-quality, craft rum isbold, vibrant and taste-rich with both the rum and pineapple characteristics being given space to shine.
The Serve: Brilliant in all tropical drinks and tiki cocktails.
For the busy dad
For those dads who never get a moment’s rest, whether it’s due to running errands for the Mrs, work or ferrying the kids around all weekend, life can often be a little dark and stormy. So when they need a convenient, highly refreshing drink that can quickly hit the spot when that window of opportunity arrives, what better than our brand new Goslings Rum Dark ‘n Stormy® ready-to-drink cocktail in a can that has just launched in Waitrose!
The iconic Dark ‘n Stormy® is Bermuda’s national drink and a trademarked cocktail, which mandates the use of Goslings Black Seal Rum. The name is said to have originated when an old salt observed that the rum floating on top of the ginger beer was the “colour of a cloud only a fool or a dead man would sail under.”
A true taste of Bermuda - the Dark ‘n Stormy® ready-to-drink can is made using Goslings Black Seal Rum and Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer with no mixing and no ice required. Go on dad – you deserve it!
About Love Drinks
Love Drinks is an independent import, distribution and marketing company for premium quality spirits, liqueurs and craft beers. Their portfolio represents quality, craft-distilled and family-owned brands that have a rich provenance, heritage and history.
Founded by Kirsty Loveday BEM in 2007, Love Drinks represent Abelha Organic Cachaça, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Range of Bitters and Liqueurs, Brighton Gin, Einstök Icelandic Craft Beers, El Bandarra Vermut, El Dorado Demerara Rums, Four Pillars Gin, Goslings Bermuda Rums, Hernö Gins, Kamm & Sons and Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.