Cowichan Spiced Rhumb
Our Spiced Rhumb has a Caribbean-spice profile with vanilla notes and a gorgeous deep amber colour. A unique blend of Caribbean influenced spices are cultured and extracted then added to the aged Rhumb. This is spectacular as a slow sipper neat or on the rocks. A touch of ginger beer and a splash of pineapple juice will make you want more. This is our owner Rick’s ‘go to’ spirit. 40% ABV
Why Rhumb and not Rum?
Because ours isn’t made from sugarcane. It’s made from 100% BC Honey! Named for a “rhumb line,” a method for plotting a ship’s course with a constant bearing, our Rhumbs are the culmination of a 4-year journey to craft smooth rum from BC grown products. First, the honey is caramelized to give it more depth and character, then fermented. Once the fermentation is complete, it is distilled slowly in our small batch copper still and barrel-aged in oak at our farm in Cobble Hill. When it has reached the right balance of smoothness and character, we reduce it very slowly at low temperatures to maintain the fresh aromas.
Did you know?
Our Master Distiller, Laurent Lafuente, worked for over 7 years in some of the best Caribbean rum distilleries. He’s brought that expertise and passion to the Merridale team, and has helped us to craft these two award-winning delicious Rhumbs.
Best in Class winner of a Silver Medal at the 2021 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition
Best in Class winner of a Gold Medal at the 2020 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition