Equiano Original Rum

Vendor Equiano
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Introducing Equiano Original Rum, a harmonious blend that celebrates the rich traditions of rum-making from two continents. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality, this exceptional rum embodies the spirit of cultural diversity and collaboration.

Equiano Original Rum is a marriage of fine rums from Barbados and Mauritius, each renowned for their distinct flavor profiles and craftsmanship. The Barbadian component brings depth and richness, while the Mauritian rum adds complexity and elegance.

This unique blend is then aged in ex-bourbon casks, allowing the spirits to harmonize and mature over time. The result is a beautifully balanced rum with a depth of flavor and character that sets it apart.

With its golden amber color and inviting aroma, Equiano Original Rum captivates the senses from the first pour. The nose is greeted by notes of tropical fruits, vanilla, and caramel, with hints of spice and oak adding complexity.

On the palate, Equiano Original Rum delivers a smooth and velvety texture, with flavors of ripe banana, coconut, and citrus shining through. Subtle hints of toffee and chocolate dance on the tongue, creating a rich and indulgent experience.

Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for your favorite cocktails, Equiano Original Rum promises an unforgettable journey of flavor and discovery. Embrace the spirit of cultural exchange and celebrate diversity with Equiano Original Rum.




Tasting Notes

Equiano Original Rum presents a rich amber hue, reminiscent of polished mahogany wood, with golden highlights that catch the light, indicating its depth and complexity.

Upon nosing, the aroma is captivating and inviting, with layers of tropical fruits, vanilla, and caramel intertwining harmoniously. Subtle hints of spice and oak add depth and complexity, while a delicate sweetness lingers in the background.

The palate is treated to a velvety-smooth texture, with flavors of ripe banana, coconut, and citrus taking center stage. Notes of toffee, chocolate, and oak dance on the tongue, providing richness and depth. The rum's complex character is balanced by a subtle sweetness, contributing to a well-rounded and harmonious profile.

The finish is long and satisfying, with the rich flavors lingering on the palate. A subtle warmth emerges, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of caramel and spices that invites another sip.

Distillery Information

Equiano Rum is a collaborative project. There are two distilleries, Foursquare and Gray's Distillery, who make the rum, while the brand is owned and run by drinks marketeers Aaisha Dadral and Amanda Kakembo, Rum Ambassador Ian Burrel and more.
Equiano starts its journey at Gray's distillery in Mauritius, where the Rum is made from local molasses and barreled for a minimum of 10 years in a combination of French Limousin Oak and ex-Cognac casks, giving the liquid complexity and depth of flavor.After five to six days in fermentation, the resulting “wash” is transferred to our 500-gal pot still, where the liquid is heated to separate the alcohols. The still converts the alcohols to vapor form and then returns it to liquid through a condenser.The rum is distilled twice in simple pot stills, producing a distillate of clear colour that turns to a golden hue as the distillate takes up substances from the oak of the wooden puncheons used for storage during the aging period. Colour is deepened by the addition of caramel after aging.