The Drinks Lab – Out of Hours Spirit Experiments – When Rum Met Whisky
The first spirit to launch in their experimental spirit collection is called “Strange Bedfellows. Experiment 001. Batch 001”.
Strange Bedfellows is aptly named as this spirit brings together two different spirits inside the one bottle.
It all began with a curiosity of whether their Secret Society of Distillers could create a bespoke dark Rum to be the perfect bedfellow for a single cask of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The cask, No.652, was born in the Highlands and the Single Malt Scotch Whisky which lay inside it was light and creamy with notes of orange zest and fudge.
The distillers developed eighteen different Rums to match with the whisky, eventually selecting a dark ruby Rum with a base of Raspberries and Cinnamon.
The two spirits collided inside the small, hand filled bottling line on the outskirts of Glasgow and their inaugural experiment was complete.