With this grey and cold weather, it's only right a new rum has been released to cheer us all up. That cheer comes in the form of Republica, the new addition to the Elements Eight range.
A premium aged blend of two single rums, sourced from distilleries in Cuba and Panama, Republica is produced from traditional column stills. Coming in at 40% abv, the rum is non-chill filtered and aged for a minimum of five years in bourbon casks.
What does it taste like? The rum is said to have a naturally sweet character which highlights the two single rums.
The rum joins a portfolio of four, the others being: Elements Eight Vendôme Limited Edition, Element Eight Platinum and Elements Eight Exotic Spices.
'Elements Eight is a framework, a step-by-step process to apply a handcrafted, balanced approach to creating rums with artisan producers,' said founder Carl Stephenson.
'I hold product integrity dear and consult heavily on the liquid with distilleries, bartenders and rum writers. Cuba and Panama have always fascinated me and I feel Republica respects the spiritual home of rum, with its rich, romantic and unorthodox roots'.
40% abv, £25, Mangrove UK, 0203 409 6565