Nestled in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius is not just a paradise for beach lovers; it’s also a treasure trove for rum enthusiasts. This tropical haven is renowned for its lush sugarcane fields, and from this abundant resource, Mauritius crafts some of the most exquisite rums in the world. At Innocent Spirits, we have a deep appreciation for the art of African rum-making, and today, we invite you to embark on a journey with us to discover our favourite Mauritian rums.
1. Chamarel XO Rum
Aged to Perfection: Chamarel XO Rum is a true masterpiece. Aged in French oak barrels, this rich and velvety rum boasts notes of vanilla, caramel, and dried fruits. Each sip is a voyage through the flavours of the island, making it a true delight for the senses.
Why We Love It: Chamarel XO embodies the dedication to craftsmanship that we admire. The time and care invested in ageing this rum result in a complexity that rivals the finest spirits worldwide.
2. Pink Pigeon Rum
An Island Rarity: Named after the rare Pink Pigeon bird found only in Mauritius, this rum is equally unique. It’s crafted with a blend of aged rum and infused with hand-picked vanilla from the island. The result? A rum with a smooth, vanilla-forward profile that’s simply irresistible.
Why We Love It: Pink Pigeon Rum showcases the natural bounty of Mauritius and its commitment to preserving its ecological treasures, a value we share at Innocent Spirits.
3. New Grove Double Cask
A Dual Maturation: New Grove Double Cask rum is an exceptional blend of traditional and modern rum-making techniques. It undergoes a double ageing process, first in oak barrels and then in French oak casks. This imparts a deep complexity with notes of oak, spice, and tropical fruit.
Why We Love It: The fusion of tradition and innovation in New Grove Double Cask mirrors our own approach to crafting unique spirits.
4. Penny Blue XO Rum
A True Rarity: Penny Blue XO is a limited-edition rum, known for its exclusivity and exceptional quality. Aged in oak barrels, it boasts a rich, dark hue and a flavour profile that combines spices, toffee, and a hint of tobacco.
Why We Love It: Penny Blue XO represents the passion for craftsmanship and excellence that inspires us at Innocent Spirits.
5. Saint Aubin Sherry Cask Rum
A Sherry Symphony: Saint Aubin Sherry Cask Rum is aged in oak barrels and then finished in Sherry casks, imparting a unique character. It offers a medley of flavours, from dried fruits and spices to a subtle sweetness.
Why We Love It: This rum’s creative ageing process aligns with our own commitment to experimenting with barrel-ageing techniques.
6. Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum
Liquid Gold: Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum is a true gem of the island. It’s characterized by its dark, rich colour and a flavour profile that combines chocolate, coffee, and spices. It’s a sipping rum that invites you to savour every moment.
Why We Love It: The meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to flavour found in Gold of Mauritius resonate with our own approach to creating exceptional spirits.
At Innocent Spirits, we draw inspiration from the diverse world of African rum-making, and Mauritius holds a special place in our hearts. These remarkable Mauritian rums embody the spirit of innovation, craftsmanship, and dedication to excellence that we celebrate in our own creations.
If you’re as passionate about rum as we are, we invite you to explore the world of Mauritian rums. And, of course, don’t forget to visit us at our Cape Town distillery to experience the unique flavours of our South African craft rums and gins. Cheers to the world of rum, where every sip is an adventure!