New England Distilling Eight Bells Rum

New England Distilling

Eight Bells

(0.75l, 45%)


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All a sailor needs is New England Distilling Eight Bells Rum and a star to steer by. 
 
The folks at New England Distilling trace their spirited roots back more than 150 years. Ned Wright—great-great-great-great something of cousin or grandkid or other to the founder of Sherwood Distilling back in the day. But all that don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got a swing … meaning that history is useless unless you make something great with it. 
 
Ned is doing his family proud form a direct-heat, small-batch copper-pot still located so far East that it’s almost in Europe (actually, Portland Maine). Today, New England Distilling produces three banded spirits: Ingenium Gin, Eight Bells Rum, and Gunpowder Rye. All of them have won awards and each one is worth the price of admission. 
 
If you look carefully at the label of New England Distilling Eight Bells Rum you can see an image of a rain-slicked sailor who is using a sextant to dead-recon the ships position. That is a painting by a famous American artist—Winslow Homer, a New England native—that is named “Eight Bells” and refers to the scheduled time a day’s navigation measurements were done. 
 
We love it when small-batch distillers twist in these little hidden Easter Eggs for us to find. Eight Bells Rum is more than a lesson in Rum-soaked maritime history, it is a solid, award-winning example of Rum-making. It starts with perfectly fermented Caribbean molasses. Then it’s distilled in their custom direct-fire, copper-pot still and aged a minimum of 2 years in ex-Bourbon casks. 
 
The bells you hear ringing right now are the “buy” signal. All a sailor needs is this Rum and a star to steer by.

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  • Style
    Rum
  • Region
    Portland
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    New England Distilling
  • Bottler
    New England Distilling

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roasted
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figs
marzipan
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Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

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Appearance / Color
Warm Brass     
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Roasted spices and vanilla  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Figs and oak with honey-almonds  
 
Finish 
Smooth with a hint of marzipan 
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