Penny Blue VSOP is Medine Distillery’s first VSOP release. Made from the finest Single Estate sugar cane, VSOP is aged in ex Cognac, Bourbon and Whisky barrels before being blended by Master Distiller Jean-Francois Koenig and Doug McIvor from Berry Bros & Rudd.
The VSOP retains the characteristic complexity of Penny Blue rums, but is more approachable than the award winning Penny Blue XO and Single Cask releases. Fruity and complex, VSOP can be enjoyed neat or as part of rum cocktails.
Penny Blue VSOP proposition
|Rum category||Softer in style and more accessible with some of the
complexity from Penny Blue XO retained
|Liquid||Content: 75% ex cognac, 15% bourbon,10% whisky
Age: 5-7 y/o (VSOP Rums in Mauritius are aged for a
minimum of 4 years, the first bottling contains rums
from 5 years)
Notes: Sweet and enticing with hints of glazed fruits,
cedar-wood, chicory root and spices
|Drinks style||Neat or as the base for a rum cocktails|
|RRP||70cl UK: £24, €33|
|Launch timing||Mauritius May 2016, UK March 2017|
Some cocktails inspiration:
• 50ml Penny Blue VSOP
• 2 Dashes Angostura
• 5ml Sugar syrup
• 10 ml Coconut Water
• Garnish – Coconut Shard
Mix Sugar syrup and angostura and stir. Add ice
and stir again. Gradually add VSOP and more ice
until the VSOP is used up. Top with ice and coconut water.
• 60ml Penny Blue VSOP
• 15ml Dolin White Vermouth
• 5ml Cointreau
• 2.5ml Maraschino Liqueur
• Garnish – Maraschino Cherry
Combine all ingredients; shake and strain.
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