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Collection: Lunatic & Lover

Lunatic & Lover is New Zealand’s first and only distiller of botanical rum. A small craft distillery run by husband and wife team Matt and Angie who have a big vision of creating the world’s finest and most interesting rum. With a name inspired by a line in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, they use imagination and creativity as their guiding ethos when making their unique spirits. To do so, this fledgling Auckland distillery makes the rum from scratch by hand, in a copper pot still using only organic ingredients. Locally sourced and exotic botanicals are combined through an innovative method of vapour infusion to create an unorthodox product that’s an outlier within the wider rum category. It’s not an easy or quick methodology and you’d have to be slightly crazy to contemplate releasing it as a product but that’s all part of the DNA at Lunatic & Lover. Just one look at the bottle tells you you’re in for something very different and utterly special. View the full range below
A rich yet unaged rum augmented by a fascinating array of botanicals that include Dandelion and Burdock, Horopito, Nutmeg, Orange and Cacao Nibs. These elements are all infused during the distillation process and no sugar or other flavours are added after this. This technique yields a sophisticated and complex spirit that provides an unashamedly unique organoleptic experience. Light citrus top notes layered over distinctive herbs and spices are dominant notes on the nose whereas on the palate, a gentle heat develops into an earthy, warm base where the molasses the rum is made from adds to the rich finish. Lunatic and Lover Silver drinks surprisingly well neat and also plays well with a good quality tonic or soda that allows its distinctive character to shine through. The Barrel Rested Rum is aged for at least 7 months in heavy charred ex bourbon barrels, where a little colour is gained, some sweetness from the vanillin in the oak and spicier notes becoming amplified. View the full range below
2 products
  • Lunatic & Lover Silver Botanical Rum
    Lunatic & Lover Silver Botanical Rum
    Silver Rum
    • New Zealand, 700ml
    Regular price
    $123.95
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    $123.95
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  • Lunatic & Lover Barrel Rested Botanical Rum
    Lunatic & Lover Barrel Rested Botanical Rum
    Gold Rum
    • New Zealand, 700ml
    Regular price
    $154.95
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    $154.95
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