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Mainbrace Golden Rum 70cl (ABV 40%) | Cornish Rum | Premium Rum – Traditionally Crafted with a Modern Twist | Blended Fine Gold Rum from the Caribbean that Delivers a Smooth and Mellow Flavour

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When the Guyana rums have been well and truly spliced they’re shipped almost 1,000 miles (1,600 kms) across the Caribbean to the island of Martinique, also known for its quality rums. The rum goes to La Favorite Distillery, which has been in business since 1842 and is the last rum distillery on Martinique operating purely from steam. Sugar cane fibers fuel the furnaces which produce the steam used in the distillation process, making the distillery extremely sustainable. In preparation for King Charles III’s coronation, Mainbrace is running a two-month long competition where you could be in with a chance of winning a trip for two with a 2-night hotel stay in The Tower Hotel, with an outing to the Tower of London to view the crown jewels over the coronation weekend (5th – 7th May), the trip also includes an evening dinner at a selected bar or restaurant (travel included).

At the World Rum Awards, judges commended Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum for being “softer than expected on the palate with notes of pear followed by strong tropicalf ruits of mango and melon” and for its “well-integrated flavours and fitting ABV”. They went on to comment on Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum, noting its “rounded palate with pronounced honeycomb and melon alongside a spicy undercurrent” and “overall complex flavour with grassier notes coming through”. In fact the Guyana rum is itself a blend of three different rums. One is made in a double wooden pot still in Port Mourant, on the Guyanese Caribbean coast, at a distillery which has been making rum for the British Navy since the 19th century. The second Guyana rum is produced on the last wooden Coffey still in the world, while the third is made on an 18th-century four-column French Savalle still.

A gold for both Navy Strength and Premium Golden rums at the Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021 competition, chaired by TheSpiritsBusiness To celebrate King Charles III’s coronation, Mainbrace is running a competition with a chance to win an overnight trip to London to see the crown jewels! Mainbrace’s first rum, their Premium Golden Rum, was launched at London’s RumFest in October 2019. It is indeed a lovely golden colour, and is 40% ABV. On the nose there’s a rich, buttery-vanilla smell, alongside raisins, tropical fruit, dried fruit and spices – all typical rum aromas. There’s a slight hazelnut scent too. On the palate all those aromas follow through, along with some toffee/burnt caramel flavours. It’s exceptionally smooth, which you especially notice on the long and very pleasing finish. There’s definitely a thing for Cornish rums right now, often with names that have piratical, naval or smuggling references, like Dead Man’s Fingers or Mooncurser, and now here comes Mainbrace. Or indeed a brace of Mainbraces, as there’s a regular rum and a Navy Strength expression.

A double gold award (Navy Strength) and a gold (Premium Golden) at the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 Mainbrace stood out amongst the judges of the Rum & Cachaça Masters competition, who commented on the notes of “sponge cake and dark chocolate” and complimented the sweetness and slight dryness of the Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum’s blend. In the case of Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum, the judges commended its distinctive “elegantnose”, “bold and silky palate” and “nice vanilla sweetness with some dryness from the wood”. It’s an apt name for any rum, then, but especially for this one which splices, or joins, a rum from Guyana with a rum from Martinique in a unique blend. It’s unique because no-one before has blended a ‘rhum agricole’ made from sugar cane juice in the French Caribbean, with a rum from Guyana, typically known for making sweeter rums.You’ve heard of spiced rum but Mainbrace, a premium rum from Cornwall, is something different – a spliced rum, a blend of rums from Guyana and Martinique. In July 2020 Mainbrace followed its Premium Golden Rum with a Navy Strength version in a limited edition of only 500 bottles. This was bottled at 54.5% ABV, the minimum alcoholic strength that would still allow gunpowder to light if it was soaked in the rum, from which we get the term ‘proof’ – this was proof of the alcoholic strength, with the proof of a spirit being twice its ABV percentage.

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