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Eight Bells Rum

Eight Bells Rum is a barrel matured gold rum, distilled from Carribean sourced molasses in our direct fire pot stills and aged for over 3 years in bourbon whiskey barrels.  Eight Bells Rum has flavors of toasted spice and vanilla with a long, smooth finish reminiscent of caramel, oak, figs and dried cherries.  It is excellent sipped neat, or enjoyed in your favorite rum cocktail.

 
 

Awards

Gold, Ministry of Rum

Gold, Beverage Testing Institute

Gold, Great American Distillers Festival

Silver, Washington Cup

 

Here are a couple of cocktail recipes that we enjoy:

 
 

The Maine Old Fashioned

3 oz. Eight Bells Rum
1 tsp. maple syrup
3 dashes Coastal Root Coffee Bitters
1 slice of lemon zest

In an Old Fashioned glass, mix the maple syrup and bitters with a splash of rum until  well mixed, wring the zest over the glass and drop it on in there. add a cube or two of ice, now top it up with the remaining Eight Bells and get sipping!

 
 

Side Car

1 ½ oz. Eight Bells
1 ½ oz. Cointreau or your preferred triple sec
1 ½ oz. fresh lime juice

Throw it all together in a shaker with ice, give it a good shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

Mai Tai

2 oz. Eight Bells
1 oz. Cointreau or your preferred triple sec
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. orgeat (almond syrup, it’s at the liquor store with the bitters)
garnish

Throw everything in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake the bejesus out of it, strain into an Old Fashioned glass (or tiki) filled with ice. If you’d like to garnish you can add a slice of lime, mint sprig, or a cherry.

 

Debaser (the Shaken Andalusia)

1 ½ oz. Eight Bells
½ oz. dry sherry
½ oz. brandy
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Optional: sliced eyeball

Add all of the ingredients to a shaker with ice, press play on Pixies-Doolittle, go to town. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.