Independent craft rum brand, Elements Eight, has launched a new addition to the range – Elements Eight Republica.
Republica is a premium, aged blend of two single rums, sourced from distilleries in Cuba and Panama. The rum is produced from 100% traditional column stills, debunking the myth that only “quality” rums can be made by blending pot and column distillations. Republica is non-chill filtered and aged for a minimum of five years in Bourbon casks and has an ABV of 40%. The rum has a naturally sweet character which attests to the harmonious balance of two single rums, from two historically important rum-making Caribbean republics.
We love it in this take on an old fashioned…..
Signature Cocktail: Old Cuban
45ml of Elements 8 “Republica”
25ml of freshly squeezed fresh lime juice
20ml sugar syrup
2 drops of Angostura bitters
25ml of Champagne or Crèmant de Bourgogne
Method: Bruise the mint in the bottom of the shaker. Add the other ingredients, other than the Champagne, add ice and shake to cold. Strain into a coupe glass and top up with Champagne. Garnish with mint.
Elements Eight Rums are available at:
The Whisky Exchange: £30.45 www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Masters of Malt: £30.41 www.masterofmalt.com