Highland Fling – Barra Island Dark Rum

I have to honest, I LOVE Rum, but normally I tend to think of it being a Caribbean drink. However, a new Rum manufactured in the Northern reaches of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland has just been launched and there’s not a pirate to be seen.

The Isle of Barra Distillers have created a dark rum that utilising the key botanical, carrageen seaweed, which the brand is famed for, hand-harvested from the shores of Barra. The carrageen is infused alongside coconut, cardamon, cloves, lemon and orange peel.

Its aroma hints of coconut and clove to start and finishes with a crisp maritime freshness. Flavour wise it is described as having a “coconut and brown sugar flavour with a clean and dry mouth feel, while the finish provides the complex warmth of cardamom.”

To promote the launch the team have created a Dark & Stormy Cocktail.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

Method:

  • Fill a low-ball glass with ice and 2/3 glass of ginger beer
  • Shake 50ml measure of Island Dark Rum with 25ml sugar syrup and 25ml lime juice
  • Double strain into the glass of ginger beer
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime

ENJOY!! Available from Isleofbarradistillers.com, priced £35. 70cl, 38% ABV.