New Brixton Distillery unveils first expression

12 October 2020

Newly launched micro distillery Brixton has just introduced its first spirit to the market

The distillery is the brainchild of ex-Pernod Ricard Chivas Brothers' Laurent Lacassagne and Patrick Venning. Its first expression, dubbed Market Row, is a 'Caribbean soul with London spirit' botanical rum.

The base spirit is a blend of Jamaican, Bajan and Dominican pot still rums from five historic distilleries aged in ex-Bourbon barrels. The rum is then infused with Kenyan black tea, Nigerian hibiscus and Pakistani red rose 'all inspired and sourced from Brixton Market'.

'We believe the market is ripe for a new, straight-talking and inclusive urban rum,' said Lacassagne. 'We want to bring something new to the category – creating the same levels of craft, creativity and inclusivity to rum that is now seen in gin and feel we’re the right team to take on that challenge'.

Meanwhile, Venning commented: 'Market Row Botanical Rum is inspired by the community where it's crafted and we’re working to support independent Brixton businesses and people by sourcing ingredients and skills locally to keep our "Brixton-bottled" botanical rum authentic and give something back to the community.'

40% abv, RRP £34/500ml, Boutique Bar Brands, lee@boutiquebarbrands.com

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