Two Shores Rum debuts in UK

Premium rum brand Two Shores has launched into the UK market to pay homage to the ‘rich culture of Ireland’.

The golden rum has been created using a ‘unique’ ageing process that takes place both in Central America and on the west coast of Ireland.

After having spent eight years ageing in a humid on-the-equator location, the rum was moved across the Atlantic Ocean into a combination of hand-selected casks for the remaining six months.

The range is composed of four expressions, including finishes in 19-year-old single malt Irish whiskey, oloroso Sherry, rich peated whisky, and Amarone wine casks.

This combination of geographies and cask varieties creates a range of rums that are ‘unlike any other on the market’.

Two Shores founder Jason Kidd said he had a vision to create a rum that would “stand out” from the rest and showcase the best of what Central America and Ireland have to offer.

He commented: “We are thrilled to be launching Two Shores Rum in the UK. I have always been drawn to the rich culture and history of Ireland and I wanted to create a rum that would pay homage.

“We believe that Two Shores Rum is a true representation of the marriage of Central American sugarcane and Irish whiskey ageing. The result is a delightfully smooth yet complex liquid that is perfect for sipping neat.”

Two Shores Rum is aimed at consumers that enjoy higher-end whisky and Bourbons, and are seeking ‘something different yet familiar’.

The rum is recommended enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

The Two Shores range is expected to bring new consumers and liquid expressions to the Irish rum category.

Two Shores Rum is now available from Master of Malt for RRP £50 (US$60).

Goslings Rum recently added a new permanent expression to its portfolio that was ocean-aged onboard a cargo ship.

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Timothy Kelly

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