Everyone loves trying a new product, and I’m no exception. I’m not fussy or picky to what I try, and I’ll always keep an open mind to a brand that offers unusual ingredients, but one that has stood out recently is a new Caribbean spiced rum named RedLeg.
Launched in the summer of last year in Brighton, RedLeg has set its sight as being the number one premium spiced rum brand available. Becoming involved in events such as the Kemptown Carnival and Pride in Brighton, Playgroup Festival and Crystal Palace outdoor festival in London has meant that many of you may have already had a try of this award-winning brand.
Yes award-winning already! Less than a year old and RedLeg has already won Double Gold at the San Francisco spirit awards this year.
As you can imagine, this has caught the eye worldwide and RedLeg will be available as far away as Australia very soon. Of course the liquid would have swayed them to spread the word, but the bottle itself catches the eye. RedLeg incorporates the motif of the RedLeg Hermit Crab which is native to the Caribbean. Famed for its bright legs, it’s said to ‘capture the spirit of Island culture being laid back with an “Irie” attitude. The RedLeg Hermit Crab is always at home, no matter where he is!’.
RedLeg itself is infused with Jamaican vanilla, ginger and spices and then left to rest in old oak barrels. But how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
RedLeg – 37.5%
Soft ginger on the nose with hints of spice and toffee. Developing sweetness mixes with dry spice, cinnamon seemingly ever present. A light finish with lingering spices that freshens.
A great tot to enjoy neat or over ice, or maybe with one of these –
25 ml RedLeg rum
25 ml Apple Juice
Dash Cinnamon sugar syrup
Splash of Ginger Beer
Build into an ice filled glass, finishing with the splash of ginger beer.
Simple and refreshing! Even though it’s a baby in the spiced rum category, it’s widely available in and around Brighton, London, the Midlands and Scotland. Of course you may want to grab yourself a bottle quickly, your drinks cabinet is looking a bit empty.
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