Rum-of-the-Month | JANUARY 2022
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~ Black Gate Shiraz Single Cask Rum ~
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Black Gate is one of Australia’s most exciting artisan distilleries who recently won a swag of medals at the Australian Whisky Awards 2021 and continue to receive national and international recognition including being sort after by a number of independent bottlers and whisky appreciation societies eager to showcase their award winning liquid.
Black Gate Distillery was established in 2009 by husband and wife team, Brian & Genise Hollingworth and is situated in Mendooran in historic Central West NSW, Australia. They initially started whisky production before delving into making rum as well— Genise as the Rum Distiller and Brian in charge of the single malt whisky. They operate two direct fired copper pot stills with 630 litres and 300 litres capacity that produce 4000 litres of distillate annually with a quarter of it being rum. Quality molasses is sourced from Queensland with traditional production methods employed including long fermentation & double distillation in direct fired copper pot stills creating profiles bursting with richness & flavour.
The Rum-of-the-Month for December, the Black Gate Shiraz Single Cask Rum is is probably one of the most intriguing Aussie rum releases to date and is the 1st ever Shiraz cask expression from the distillery. Distilled in November 2018, this rum has spent its entire life in a Huntington Estate Special Reserve 2007 Shiraz cask maturing to perfection at the Black Gate Distillery in historic central western NSW.
In the words of Black Gate’s rum Master Distillery, Genise Hollingworth—this probably one of our best rums yet!