Penny Blue launches first VSOP Mauritian rumBy Amy Hopkins
Mauritian rum Penny Blue has released its first VSOP expression exclusively in the brand’s domestic market.
Released by The Indian Ocean Company and UK spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd, Penny Blue VSOP is the first variant of its kind created by the single estate Medine Distillery.
The rum has been aged for a minimum of four years in a combination of ex-Cognac, whisky (variety unspecified) and Bourbon casks. It is distilled from the molasses of sugar cane grown on the Medine Estate, on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
Doug McIvor of Berry Bros. & Rudd and Jean-Francois Koenig, master distiller at Medine Distillery, worked together to create the rum, which follows the launch of Penny Blue’s XO and single cask expressions.
“The new VSOP expression retains the same character that Penny Blue has come recognised for with lots of tropical fruit notes and subtle wood-spice flavours,” said McIvor.
Bottled at 40% abv, Penny Blue VSOP will be exclusively sold in Mauritius at an RRP of €35.00 (US$39.00).