Equiano Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Mauritius, Barbados
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Gray’s & Foursquare Distillery
  • Age 8-10 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2010-2012
  • Style Rum
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Maturation ex-Cognac casks & ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • marmelade
  • figs
  • toasted oak
  • butter
  • berries
  • molasses
  • butterscotch
  • orange
  • raisin

Equiano

Rum (0.75l, 43%)
Price $52.99

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The world’s first African-Caribbean Rum is smooth, fruit-forward, and delicious. There is a good reason why this liquid has won Gold medals in every major Spirits competition so far.

The liquid has been masterminded by Ian Burrell, a charismatic living legend in the Rum business and Richard Seale, IWSC & ISC Rum Producer of the Year. Equiano is a collaboration of two distilleries on two different continents, creating something entirely new for the centuries old craft.

The liquid is a blend from one of the best emerging distilleries in Mauritius - Gray’s, and the world-renowned Bajan distillery - Foursquare. Bringing these two rum purists together has meant that Equiano is a 100% natural rum, with no spices, no additives and no added sugar. All the rich and deep flavors come from the ex-Bourbon and ex-Cognac casks which they tropically mature in, making Equiano totally unique.

Named after Olaudah Equiano, the brand donates 5% of company profits to ground level freedom and equality projects annually.

Smartass Corner:
Olaudah Equiano was from the Eboe region of the Kingdom of Benin (Nigeria today). He was captured and enslaved as a child, bought and sold several times, but eventually he managed to purchase his own freedom through selling Rum. From that moment on he became one of the first African authors to have his work published and a key figure in the abolitionist movement in London during the 1700s.
  • Category Rum
  • Country Mauritius, Barbados
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Gray’s & Foursquare Distillery
  • Age 8-10 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2010-2012
  • Style Rum
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Maturation ex-Cognac casks & ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep and Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are a rich combination of butterscotch and toffee with warm sultanas and fig.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor palate has notes of orange marmalade, figgy pudding, anise, toasted oak, brown butter, and dried berries.

Finish
The finish is long and exceptionally smooth with a lingering note of smoked molasses.
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  • marmelade
  • figs
  • toasted oak
  • butter
  • berries
  • molasses
  • butterscotch
  • orange
  • raisin
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
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