UK Drinks Distributor Maverick Drinks launches the world’s first super-premium spiced rum, Rumbullion! XO. The original Professor Cornelius Ampleforths Rumbullion! was initially launched in November 2011, and followed by a punchier Navy-Strength version late in 2012. Since its release, the original Rumbullion! has received numerous awards including a Gold medal at the prestigious 2014 Rum Masters. This new XO 15 year old edition includes all of the award-winning flavour of the original, but with an added dimension of complexity and depth thanks to the incredibly old rum in the recipe. It is a blend of Caribbean rum flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, Madagascan vanilla and orange.
Each bottle is wrapped in crinkled brown paper, featuring a print of a hand-drawn illustration depicting the flag of the Royal Navy, as well as the various spices and flavours used in the recipe. The bottle necks are wrapped with twine, and each bottle is individually dipped in black sealing wax. This superb rum can be enjoyed neat, though it is also rather good when served with ice and a squeeze of fresh lime.
The new XO expression is bottled at 46.2% abv and carries an RRP of £59.95 ($100).