New rum leaves south Warwickshire collaborators buzzing - The Leamington Observer

New rum leaves south Warwickshire collaborators buzzing

Leamington Editorial 31st May, 2024   0

A RUM maker is buzzing with excitement over its latest collaboration.

Shakespeare Distillery, based in Stratford, has joined forced with Arden Forest Honey to launch a special three-year Aged Honey Rum.

The distillery crafts its Jester White Rum from scratch by fermenting British milled molasses and in April 2021 the spirit producer began selecting and filling a series of ex-industry barrels with its rum – each of which would be given its own flavour.

The Aged Honey Rum is the second Cask Aged Rum to be unveiled.

It has been matured for three years in a Wild Turkey bourbon cask and blended with award-winning Warwickshire Wildflower Honey.

Arden Forest Honey is a family run business, which was started in 2008, supplying high quality honey from hives across Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The Wildflower Honey is from the biodiverse Heart of England Forest and ancient Ragley estates and it has been awarded its second star in the ‘Guild of Fine Food’ awards.

Steve Browning, owner of Arden Forest Honey said: “Working alongside the award-winning Shakespeare Distillery was a natural collaboration. It is great to see our honey used in another local product, allowing customers the opportunity to have a taste of the abundance of wildflowers grown in fields around the distillery and the local area.”

Simon Picken, director at Shakespeare Distillery added: “We’re delighted to launch our Aged Honey Rum, working in collaboration with a fellow artisan producer in Warwickshire. The rum we’ve created is wonderfully light and balanced with fruity notes and a smooth mouth feel. I can’t wait for our customers to taste this delicious limited-edition rum, which will also make a great gift for Father’s Day next month.”

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