We are proud to announce the release of our latest member of the family and our most prestigious drink yet, namely our Collingwood Special Reserve.
This dark rum is a masterful blend which includes aged rums from Guyana and the Caribbean. At 57% it is exceptionally smooth and very easy to drink. It has a complex aroma with an underlying base of raisins, sultana and prunes combined with a more tropical element of banana and brown sugar. On the palate you can expect a smooth sweeter sense of aged smoky oak with subtle hints of dried fruits and traces of a citrus note. It leaves you with a lingering mouth-watering taste of liquorice and molasses.
Available only in our stylishly designed presentation box making this not only a premium product but a collectors item with very limited production runs available.
When we decided to create this, our first naval strength rum, we felt it was only natural to use it to celebrate our great local naval hero Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. He was born in Newcastle in 1748, schooled locally and whose Morpeth home was no more than 15 miles from the town of our brand, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
He devoted his life as a real-life master and commander in our Royal Navy. He played a crucial role at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and was a close friend of Nelson. Widely recognised as a brilliant seaman, gunner, and naval strategist he lived to the age of 80 and was buried at St Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1810.