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DropWorks utilises ‘world-first’ distillation process

British rum distillery DropWorks has launched its inaugural product, created using a ‘world first’ distillation process.

DropWorks distillery
DropWorks Distillery boasts a 17,000-square-foot production facility

Clear Drop Rum was created by Nottinghamshire-based DropWorks Distillery, which claims to be Europe’s largest rum distillery.

It has been made from DropWorks own cultivated yeast strain, Trinity Yeast, which is the ‘world’s first’ three-strain symbiotic yeast.

Lewis Hayes, founder and owner of DropWorks, based in Sherwood Forest, said: “Rum has so much more to offer the world than what it does at the moment. At DropWorks we are excited to launch a truly high-quality and unique rum that is accessible. We want to deconstruct rum and create something new, exciting and better with no unnecessary additives.

“At DropWorks we are creating the new face of rum by injecting a new lease of life into the category through added vibrancy and innovation. DropWorks is about defining a new genre of rum that is built on diversity and quality which is inspired by similar British cultural movements, such as Britpop.”

Clear Drop Rum is made with hybrid molasses and organic cane juice honey, which are both fermented and blended on-site, and is distilled using three custom-made, bespoke stills, including a double retort still, which is the first of its kind in England.

The liquid is described as an ‘un-aged, unadulterated, and embellishment-free’ white rum, and has been produced with ‘only the highest quality cuts’ from a long slow distillation process.

It is said to offer rich flavours of fresh blueberries, vanilla ice cream, and banana.

DropWorks said its ethos is all about ‘changing the way you think about rum’ and introducing consumers to a ‘high-quality eclectic product’.

The DropWorks Distillery boasts a 17,000-square-foot production facility, and a further 8,000-square-foot barrel store, plus a three-mile underground tunnel for storing the casks, allowing for a long consistent maturation and three different barrel ageing environments.

The new facility can produce up to two million bottles of rum a year and up to 10 barrels of rum a day.

“The team have decades of experience in distilling spirits and are committed to continuously bringing new and innovative rum products to the market through new processes and ways of flavouring products.”

Each 700ml bottle of Clear Drop Rum rests at 45% ABV, and is priced at RRP £35 (US$43.28).

This month, Holyrood Distillery turned to a unique blend of malts and yeast strains to create a new make spirit inspired by Mexico.

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