Salcombe Distilling launches rum school
Salcombe Rum School runs every Thursday afternoon.
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Salcombe Distilling Co. has launched its Salcombe Rum School experience at their distillery on Island Street in the popular Devon resort. It allows enthusiasts to learn about the art of rum distillation and cask ageing, visitors receiving a complimentary Salcombe Rum cocktail on arrival. They then visit Salcombe Rum’s still room, where they learn from the team of distillers all about rum production and how the distillation process works on traditional copper pot rum stills.
Participants will be able to distil their own 70cl bottle of rum and create a bespoke rum cocktail. They will also have the chance to name and create a personalised label for their finished rum, and be given a white wooden presentation box for their newly created bottle. To complete the rum experience, guests visit the distillery bar to mix some of their newly created rum into a cocktail and unwind while reflecting on what they have learnt. Maybe some of them will want to start a career as distillers?
Salcombe Rum School runs every Thursday afternoon (2pm-5pm), £110 for one person or £160 for a shared experience for two. The distillery on Island Street is one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat. Since its launch in 2017, the Gin School of the distillery has welcomed over ten thousand visitors.
Premium Salcombe Rum ‘Island Street’ is a blend of single estate gold rum produced in Salcombe, with rums and spices from the Caribbean. First, a gold rum is produced by fermenting molasses, then distilling and ageing in Salcombe. Hand-sourced three-year-old pot still gold rum from Jamaica and three-year-old column still rum from the Dominican Republic are then blended with the Salcombe gold rum, along with a spiced pineapple distillate, to produce Salcombe Rum ‘Island Street’.