This first batch of Spiced rum was a big hit and thankfully Riverbourne has now released their second Batch. This Rum is made with Northern Rivers NSW Molasses and developed further with Riverbourne's own Jamaican style Dunder. After maturation the spices of Coriander, Cardamon, All Spice, Star Anise and Orange peel are added.
It opens with a spice driven nose which tapers off to reveal a traditional rum flavours. It is great to have neat or with a mixer to quench your thirst.
Colour: Burnished Gold
Nose: An upbeat and sweet nose opens with orange peel, plum overtakes and then subtle cinnamon comes through.
Palate: A tingle of spice starts the flavour, with burnt sugar keeping it sweet. Traditional rum flavours replace the spice, with vanilla and cream.
Finish: A smooth finish continues for a length with raisins and cloves.
|Name||Spiced Rum - Batch 2
|Cask||1 x 50L Bourbon (1 French Oak, 1 American Oak)|
|Bottled||10 Apr 20
Established in 2015 and located 50 minutes to the South East of Canberra. This remains the local distillery of Canberra and fondly Riverbourne's water is sourced from the same river which feeds Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin. Martin Pye founded the Distillery and leveraging from his background as a Chemist (4th Generation) he embarked on a journey to follow his passion. His craft began distilling Rum and this led to perfecting his Whisky.
At a height of 1060 metres, this makes Riverbourne one of the highest distilleries in Australia and adds to its unique maturation. Fresh spring water is used in the production and Riverbourne remains one of the few distilleries in Australia which hand mashes their Barley. When it comes to the fermentation, Martin's deep knowledge of ester profiles and fermentation really shines above the rest. He uses a single 900 Litre Traditional Pot Still which is steam driven and jacketed. This bring a softer style of spirit by allowing balanced and uniformed heat in the boiler.
A variety of imported and local barley are used, along with a noteworthy cask selection for maturation. While nestled around the Talaganda State Forrest and Deua National Park, it feeds fresh air for maturation. However the real beauty comes in the afternoon when the sea breeze is feed up the Clyde Mountain giving a much cooler climate which optimises the maturation of Riverbourne spirit.
With an annual production of 5,000 litres, it allows Riverbourne's artisan spirit, to remain crafted by hand and passion.