Lunatic & Lover Barrel Rested Botanical Rum
- Gold Rum
- New Zealand, 700ml
"We take our silver botanical rum and put it away to rest in ex-Bourbon barrels for a few months to coax a little magic from the wood. Some of the lighter, more ethereal aromas take a back seat as the spirit absorbs vanilla and caramel flavours from the charred American Oak as well as tannin to give body and structure. Once the rum has become integrated and smooth, we bottle to present a complex, bold spirit that retains the original botanical character with a whole added extra dimension." L&L
- Type: Gold Botanical Rum
- Region: Auckland, New Zealand
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice; premium tonic
"A creation of crazed-passion, Lunatic & Lover is in our opinion the world’s finest botanical rum. Through imagination, mania, and a dash of madness, we have managed to invent a distillate which instils the very spirit of adventure." 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.
- Double Gold - 2021 NZ Spirits Award
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