Fairtrade producer unveils limited edition rumsBy Annie Hayes
Fair Spirits has released a 10-year-old single cask rum from Belize, Mexico – the first in a limited edition series of expressions.
The Fairtrade spirits brand has made just 1,500 bottles of Fair Rum 10 Year Old available.
The single-cask expression was made from the same Fairtrade-certified sugar cane from Belize as the brand’s Fair Rum, and is aged in American oak barrels for an additional five years, before being bottled at 40% abv.
It is said to have “rich notes of cloves” and “spicy complexity”.
The follow-up to this augural bottling will be an 11-year-old overproof Fairtrade rum, which will be available in September.
The rum joins the existing line of “socially responsible” ethically produced spirits and liqueurs made with Fairtrade ingredients, including a core rum, vodka, and gin selection along with liqueurs.
Fair Rum 10 Year Old is now available from Coe Vintners and Speciality Drinks.
Earlier this year, Fair Spirits released Fair Juniper gin, which is made with “ethically sourced and sustainable”juniper berries, coriander, cardamom and angelica.