Artisan Rum inspired by Navy Island, Jamaica.
Last week I was lucky enough to be sent a bottle of Navy Island Navy Strength rum to try. I used it to make a classic Mai Tai dark rum cocktail that is perfect for the kind of heady summer weather we are experiencing right now. In addition to Navy Strength rum, the Navy Island Rum Company also makes an XO reserve blend and they’ve kindly offered a bottle as a giveaway for one lucky London-Unattached reader.
Navy Island is a small tropical island off the coast of Jamaica that was used by the British Royal Navy in the 18th Century. At one point owned by a famous American film star, the island has a history of parties and legend has it that it changed hands in the 1940s during a rum-fuelled poker game! Navy Island Rum was inspired by this beautiful island, with a stunning bottle and packaging.
This rum is made by blending together a selection of Jamaican Pot Still distilled rums to create a delicious, full-bodied rum with a typical Jamaican nose. Full of vanilla, bananas, baked apple and caramel, it’s elegant and well balanced. Navy Island XO reserve is perfect for sipping, to serve on the rocks or with coke or ginger ale. The people at Navy Island Rum also recommend serving it as a Rum Old Fashioned – with just a little dark cane sugar syrup and some Angostura bitters. But, I’m sure you’ve got your own ideas of how you’d use your Navy Island XO rum – and I’d love to hear about them! So, to enter this giveaway, I’d love you to pop over to the Navy Island Rum website and take a look at their cocktail suggestions. Then, leave me a comment and let me know what you’d make with your own Navy Island XO rum (if you don’t want to make a cocktail, you could suggest a recipe instead). Then, follow through the Rafflecopter and keep your fingers crossed.
In the meanwhile, if you can’t wait to get your hands on a bottle of Navy Island rum it’s stocked by Masters of Malt online.