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(10th July 2021, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)The Wensleydale Spirit Company — producers of the internationally recognized and award-winning Taplin &Mageean craft gin range — is proud to announce the release of a brand new prestigious luxury spiced rum.

Wensleydale Spiced Rum is distilled, not compounded, which contributes hugely to its exceptional quality. The base of the rum is fermented molasses, which are slow to ferment but the taste is amazing. Many rums use sugar cane syrup because it is very quick to ferment, but they gain in speed they lose in taste. For the Wensleydale Spirit Company, the taste sensation is everything, and if this means a longer and more drawn out production process, so be it!

Once fermented, Wensleydale Spiced Rum is double distilled in alembic copper stills, where a subtle combination of honey, cocoa, vanilla, mandarin zest, fresh ginger, black pepper, and cardamom are added, producing a beguiling and accessible taste sensation. The skill is balancing the botanicals to ensure that the taste journey is optimized

, each note having the correct intensity and hitting the palette at the right time to achieve the precise taste experience when drunk.

Wensleydale Spiced Rum is perfect neat, on the rocks, in cocktails, or with an array of mixers. Reflecting the region in which it was created, Wensleydale Spiced Rum is striking and beautiful, and is a thoughtfully produced drink that proudly represents the North Yorkshire area.

Chris Taplin, co-owner and founder of Wensleydale Spirit Company, takes up the story. “Wensleydale Spiced Rum is a premium rum which resides alongside other world-famous brands from Wensleydale and North Yorkshire. Premium rums are all about quality and provenance. Our passion and attention to detail has led to the creation of a luxurious spiced rum that by using a combination of cocoa and other botanicals is a nod towards leading family brands that have been making confectionary in the North Yorkshire area for centuries.”

The Wensleydale Spirit Company is a proud producer of world-class craft spirits in the Yorkshire Dales. The company has one key focus, and that is to produce high quality spirits that represent the North Yorkshire region, and which can stand alongside other leading global Yorkshire brands.

The Wensleydale Spirit Company produces the internationally recognized and award winning Taplin &Mageean premium craft gin collection and the Wensleydale Spiced Rum from its distillery in Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale. The distillery occupies a 200-year old building on the platform of Leyburn railway station, still used as a heritage line for visitors to luxuriate in the splendor of the Yorkshire Dales. The distillery is embedded in the landscape. It is grafted from a place that was once a storage facility for cargo being delivered into the Dales, and where trains were mended before continuing their journeys across the county. The company thinks that it is appropriate that its methods of distillation — using steel and copper — resonate with the building’s industrial heritage.

Chris Young, co-owner of the Wensleydale Spirit Company says, “Yorkshire is our passion, and our growing spirit range is renowned for its quality and our meticulous attention to detail. We have won numerous awards, and continue to develop new drinks that are crafted in and reflect the sense of the Yorkshire Dales. Our Wensleydale Spiced Rum branding includes the phrase ‘A Right Rum Do’. The modern day meaning of 'rum' in this phrases an adjective meaning 'odd' or 'strange'. However the 16th century when the term was coined it meant 'excellent' or 'great', which we feel describes our rum and our full spirit range perfectly. Rum is all about provenance, mystery, and history, and so we are happy to lean on the historical roots of a phrase that is synonymous with Yorkshire. Wensleydale Spiced Rum is truly a “Right Rum Do” as it says on our label!”

Wensleydale Spiced Rum will be at the famous Great Yorkshire Show on stand 139in Harrogate, July 13th 2021, and has already been entered into an array of regional, national, and international spirit awards. It can be bought direct from the distillery in Leyburn or via the website

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