Perhaps originally, envisioned for use in cocktails, the rums have to stand up being sipped neat and need to fit in with the rest of the range. So I thought about the two cocktails I really love – the Daiquiri and the Mai Tai – and what rums would work best in those serves. Although I’ve subsequently found the rums to work fantastically in all manner of different cocktails.
I like my Daiquiris to have nice translucency to them, as well as be bright and characterful, so I’m looking for predominantly unaged rum. So how about combining the bright, fresh, summer fruits, grassy vibe of Martinique Sugar Cane juice rum, with the tropical fruit, bold, funky vibe of Jamaican molasses rum? Yep we have a winner there. It just needed a little something to bring it together. So, we incorporated a small amount of 4-year-old Jamaican rum just to give a little more dimensionality and Bingo! Signature Blend #1 was born.