Equiano Mild is a mix of molasses-based Barbadian rum from the Foursquare Distillery and Mauritian sugar cane juice rum from the Grays Distillery.
“I all the time felt as if bartenders wanted a lighter model of Equiano to go in issues like Daiquiris and Mojitos,” mentioned Burrell. “However on the similar time we needed to keep up the identical DNA of Barbados and Mauritius rums which makes up Equiano.
“We needed to faucet into the French fashion of rum manufacturing and use contemporary sugar cane juice rum on this mix, and we haven’t used an age assertion as a result of the Mauritian rum is un-aged.”
The Foursquare rum is distilled in copper pot and column stills earlier than being aged in ex-bouron barrels for no less than three years. It’s then shipped to the Netherlands the place it’s blended with the contemporary sugar cane juice rum from Grays, which is distilled in a single column nonetheless, earlier than being bottled at 43% abv.
In honour of Olaudah Equiano, the Nigerian-born author, entrepreneur, abolitionist and freedom fighter, £2 of each bottle bought by means of equianorum.com goes in direction of the model’s charitable grant, serving to to abolish fashionable slavery world wide by means of Anti-Slavery Worldwide.
Equiano Mild is on the market by means of the model’s web site with an RRP of £34.50.