When you hear news surrounding Nelson’s distillery, you’d be forgiven for assuming it would be about gin. Well, Nelson’s have only gone and released a couple of fantastic rums!

Nelson’s Distillery has been around since 2014, producing a range of  delightful and intriguing gins. However, when you consider that Nelson’s is dedicated to Lord Nelson, the iconic naval hero, it’s almost surprising that we haven’t seen a rum sooner! The still at the distillery was even christened Victory, after Lord Nelson’s ship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

This week we’re looking at the Signature Blend Rum from Nelson’s Distillery, which marries three rums from undisclosed distilleries in Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. These are then aged in oak barrels for three years imbuing the spirit with notes of vanilla, espresso, tropical fruit and herbs. After ageing, the is whacked into the trademark  white opaque Nelson’s bottles.

Nelson’s Signature Rum Blend in a tasty cocktail

Alongside the Signature Blend, there is also the Roasted Pineapple Rum. For the fruity expression the same base is used, also aged in oak for three years, though after that some tasty natural pineapple extract is then added. With notes of tangy pineapple, BBQ and caramel, we couldn’t think of a better spirit to try out some summery tiki cocktails with, or even just a simple Daiquiri.

Nelson’s Roasted Pineapple Rum

We’re sure you’ve heard the rumblings (pun intended) that rum is on the rise, destined to be the next gin or whisky, and releases like this are only cementing that notion. “We know that rum is the next big trend here in the UK, especially flavoured rum”, Neil Harrison, founder and master distiller, explained. “As a forward-thinking, proactive business, we wanted to ensure that our expansion not only includes the development of our signature gin range, but also places us firmly at the forefront of this exciting new marketplace”, he said.

So yes, we’ve sort of cheated with this week’s new product of the week, because (as you may have noticed) there are two! We won’t apologise for a double dose of fantastic new booze news.