Previously only available in the Bahamas and Florida, the creators of Afrohead Rum have now taken this ‘banana and toffee’ based rum and launched it in Tennessee and New York, where it will be available to buy in selected bars, restaurants and liquor stores.
It is always great to hear news about small-batch rum distilleries breaking out and gaining a wider market. And who can resist the taste of a liquid dessert on their tongues? No one, and this rum is particularly exciting as a lot of thought and preparation has gone into its creation.
What is Afrohead Rum?
Afrohead Rum is created from sugarcane molasses sourced from the Dominican Republic; these molasses are fermented using a brand of yeast from Trinidad that is believed to be over 100 years old. Once fermented, these ingredients undergo a thorough distillation before being placed into once-used, charred Bourbon oak barrels, where they are left to age and acquire their famous banana and toffee base – a taste that will instantly leave you craving desserts and other sweet goodies.
Left to age seven to 15 years, this rum is then sent to Barbados where it is bottled and shipped to the Bahamas and Florida (and now New York and Tennessee).
How much does it cost?
Compared to most top brands, Afrohead Rum might come across a little expensive, but given the taste and high quality, it is pretty fairly priced. In the US it has a current RRP of US$34.99 for their seven year aged bottles, and US$59.99 for their 15 year old XO variant.
There has been no news yet on whether this delicious dark rum will be coming to Australia; however, we suspect given its growing popularity in the US that it won’t be long before it spreads its wings, crosses the sea and finds its way into your cupboard and glass. After all, who can resist a dessert flavoured rum?
For more information on this dark rum and its many appetising and addictive cocktails, visit the Afrohead Rum website at afroheadrums.com.