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Mr Black to launch rum barrel-aged coffee liqueur

Australia-based Mr Black Roasters and Distillers will launch a limited edition rum barrel-aged coffee liqueur in June.

The barrels were selected from the warehouses of the Bundaberg distillery in Queensland, Australia

The bottling is the result of a collaboration between two leading Australian brands, Mr Black and Bunderberg.

Mr Black’s signature coffee-based spirit was rested for three months in European and American Oak casks, previously containing Bundaberg flagship rums.

Tom Baker, Mr Black Founder, said: “I was like the proverbial kid in the candy store raiding the warehouses of a 140-year-old rum distillery in search of special casks for this project.

“We also convinced them to give us two barrels of their top shelf Master Distillers Edition – which coincidentally had won World’s Best Rum back in 2018. Extraordinary stuff – we used it all in the final blend.

“The fruit and spice notes of aged rum just sing with Mr Black. The end result is an extraordinarily decadent blend of coffee and rum, but still with our characteristic Mr Black balance and refinement. A real treat.”

The bottling is said to contain tasting notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, combined with aromatic spices, toffee, brown sugar and raisins.

It is recommended to be sipped over ice, with the launch timed to coincide with the warmer UK months.

Mr Black Rum Barrel Aged Coffee Liqueur will be available from mrblack.co and Amazon, priced at RRP £35 (US$43.19), from 1 June.

Last month, the Cotswolds Distillery launched a rum-influenced whisky to the market.

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