Rum is a libation long associated with the world’s oceans, with its charm, class and endearing ruggedness fuelling a thousand pirate ships. Well, at least if Hollywood is to be believed. It’s been attributed to the navy, to sailors and to those wiley men who plow the ocean’s depths looking for fame and fortune.
Whilst true it’s been long thought to be the sailor’s drink, sometimes, a rum comes along with something a little more magical in the bottle, redefining what a good rum is. Even then, Dunedin rum doesn’t abandon its saltwater roots, it embraces them, or rather, it embraces the spirit of them – Murdina.
“Dunedin rum doesn’t abandon its saltwater roots, it embraces them, or rather, it embraces the spirit of them – Murdina”
Bold and fearless, strong yet sweet, Murdina, or Muireadhach, is a famous female Celtic sea warrior. Sea warrior is the literal translation of the name, with Murdina’s image adorning the unique bottle in salty toast to her dedication to the sea. It’s not the last place that this fantastically drinkable golden rum breaks from convention whilst retaining respect for its ancestry.
It has a strong, bold, chocolatey nose, a sweet, caramel and vanilla flavour and a well-rounded oak finish. It retains the heart and soul of what a good golden rum should be, but propels it forward into the 21st century.
“It retains the heart and soul of what a good golden rum should be, but propels it forward into the 21st century”
There’s a sense and feel of that ocean warrior spirit in the glass, but something uniquely flavoursome about it, like over-hearing a sea shanty that’s had the pleasure of making it back to dry land.
It’s also “probably” Scotland’s first golden rum for 100 years, and even if not, it’s one of the best around. This is our drink of the week for a reason. It’s unblemished and uncompromising, it’s a controlled orchestrated raid on the senses that will inevitably lead you to unconditional surrender. And it’s available now on the Flavourly bottleshop.