Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum
- Dark Rum
- England, 700ml
A stunning, elegant, harmonious and distinctive rum. The palate is mouth-coating, warming and generous with soft notes of vanilla, more of that tropical fruit and some wine-like notes created through the cask maturation process. Toasty oak returns on the finish alongside sweet vanilla and hints of pastry cream.
- Distiller: Hayman's - Charles Merser & Co
- Type: Dark/Gold Rum
- Region: Distilled in the Caribbean, blended in England
- Alcohol: 43.1%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
Rum blending house Charles Merser & Co. hails from the Hayman family (Hayman's Gin) and is London's first rum blending house in over a century. The rum itself is distilled in the Caribbean, but is blended in London. In keeping with the traditions set by London's merchant blending houses of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there's no sugar or colouring to be seen here, just good old fashioned rum rested in oak.
This stunning and unique bottle represents more than meets the eye too, with the dimpled bottle representing the River Thames on which rum was transported, while the hound and post logo is a little nod to the days when most Londoners couldn't read, and would follow symbols to find their way to merchant houses.
"For over one hundred years, the streets of London were home to a bustling network of rum blending houses. The skill lay not in distilling but rather in the sourcing and blending of the liquid. The businesses were small, their reputation only as good as the last batch they produced. Then one day the trade stopped - consolidation, cost-cutting and industrialisation forced production elsewhere. There simply wasn't a market for high quality, small-batch rum and a skillset once central to London's very identity was lost. Until now...
We are here to bring back the lost craft of rum blending to London. To champion traditional production approaches, reinvigorate interest into the forgotten world of 19th Century rum cocktails and put London Rum back on the map.
All our rums are produced using the same traditional approaches that were employed by the late, great rum blending houses of London over 100 years ago. Like them, we source aged rums from all across the Caribbean, blend them, marry them in London and - like those before us - we never add sugar or colour. What you see is a natural product, produced to centuries-old standards.
The Hayman Family - from our blending house in Central London the Merser team work to explore new and compelling rum blends to share all around the world. Owned by Christopher, James and Miranda Hayman, Charles Merser & Co. is a continuation of the family's long involvement in the London rum trade. For generations, the family were involved in sourcing stock from West India Docks to create proprietary blends and today they are proud to continue this long legacy by bringing a lost craft back to London." Charles Merser & Co.
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