Beveland expands rum offering with Doble 9By Owen Bellwood
Spain’s Beveland Distillers has unveiled Cuban rum brand Doble 9, comprising four expressions – including a 15-year-old bottling.
Doble 9 is a new Cuban rum brand named in honour of Cuban dominoes, in which the highest chip number is nine. The range contains no added sugar.
The range has debuted with four expressions, including Blanco, Añejo, Gran Reserva and a super-premium rum aged for 15 years. Each expression is bottled at 38% ABV.
Doble 9 Blanco is priced between RRP €10 (US$12) and €12 (US$14). The rum is said to have a slight sweetness with a ‘light bitter hint and soft hot feeling in the throat’.
The Añejo bottling is priced from RRP €12 to €14 (US$17). Light in colour, this rum is described as having sweet and fruity aromas, and is said to be best enjoyed straight or in a Cuba Libre cocktail.
Doble 9 Gran Reserva is priced up to RRP €17 (US$20) and is said to have light fruit aromas and ‘an almond sweet hint’. The expression is recommended served in a Creole Coffee.
Finally, Doble 9 15 Years is priced up to RRP €50 (US$60) and is described as having strong woody aromas, with notes of dry fruits, vanilla and coconut on the palate. The 15-year-old rum is recommended served neat or over ice.