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Elements Eight “Republica” Cuban Old Fashioned

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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
6mint leaves
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

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