Berry Bros. releases second batch of Penny Blue
Berry Bros and Rudd is releasing the second batch of its single estate Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum.
Distilled at Medine, the oldest operational distillery on Mauritius, which dates back to 1926, Penny Blue XO was first released globally in October 2013.
Following the US and European success of the first batch, Penny Blue Batch 2 is now being rolled out through Berry Bros. & Rudd in the UK, and Anchor Distilling Company in the US.
There is however a limited allocation of 7,000 bottles, comprised of rum aged in 22 Scotch, Cognac and Bourbon casks for between 5-11 years.
Batch 2 is bottled at a slightly lower strength than its predecessor, at 43.2% abv.
Doug McIvor, spirits manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd, said: “Meticulously selecting the casks for maturation ensures each batch is distinct in character. The key is retaining a level of continuity in each batch to maintain the rich, smooth and fruity complexity that makes this single estate rum a real expression of intriguing complexity.”
Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum, which carries an RRP of £40/€50/US$60, is named after the world’s rarest stamp, first printed in Mauritius in 1847.