Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 20-11

21st January, 2020 by Melita Kiely

20: Equiano

Created by rum authorities Ian Burrell and Richard Seale, Equiano is the first Afro‐Caribbean rum. It is made from a blend of molasses rums from Barbados’s Foursquare Rum Distillery, where Seale is master distiller, and Mauritius‐based Gray’s Distillery.

Described as an “east and west” collaboration, Equiano is 100% natural with no added sugar, spices or colourants. It is said to be the first rum containing liquid from two different distilleries based on two different continents.

Equiano contains molasses rum from Gray’s that has been aged for 10 years in a combination of French Limousin oak casks and ex-Cognac casks. This liquid is then blended with Foursquare rum that has been aged in ex-Bourbon casks.

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