Rumbullion. Kill-devil. Barbados Water. If there’s any one spirit that speaks to a sense of globe-trotting adventure, it’s the darkly seductive liquor now known as rum. For over 350 years, rum has sailed and swash-buckled its way across the high seas of the Caribbean. It has flown first class during the golden age of aviation. It has even been used as currency - and sparked the odd rebellion or two – right here Down Under.
And the Old Fashioned boasts an almost-as-storied place in history as rum. It is the Platonic ideal of what a cocktail should be; the very first definition recorded as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” Whisky purists, begone! Or be converted. Curatif’s Rum Old Fashioned is flawlessly balanced, subtly nuanced and undeniably drinkable.
Rum, sugar, bitters. Sounds simple? Yet a classic concoction so sparse requires a deft touch to let the spirit truly shine. For this new take on an Old Fashioned we turn to Jamaica. Appleton Estate was founded on rarefied terrain - one where limestone hills and caves naturally purify the underground water sources that quench the thirst of the distillery’s own sugar cane. That sugar cane transforms into the 15 single-estate aged rums found in Appleton Estate’s Signature Blend to produce an amber elixir that reflects the essence of the Nassau Valley and its lush tropical climate. The distillery has captured ripe stone fruits, vanilla from American oak barrels and a whisper of molasses in their bottles. And we’ve in turn captured - and elevated – those heady flavours in our cans.
This is a perfect rum old fashioned made perfectly new. Only from Curatif.