Our dark rum miniatures (38%) blend unaged and 3-5 year aged rums from The Dominican Republic, Barbados and Guyana. Our 50ml miniature bottle pays homage to the smuggling past of Old Leigh. By choosing Leigh Spirit Co, you are supporting local businesses and the Shark Trust Foundation. Available at £6 each or 3 for £15 (savings discounted at checkout). Our mini bottles have been designed to be the perfect small gift for any spirit lover are perfect as picnic accompaniments, wedding favours and Christmas baubles.
The unaged rums are created with a pot still and precisely fused with aged rums that have been matured in oak barrels to produce a golden hue and an intense flavour.
The blend is left to rest, allowing the flavours to meld together. This is then filtered to provide a golden, smooth and delicious spirit.
Old Leigh, a historic fishing village in Essex has a colourful and notorious history of smuggling. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the town was a hub for illegal smuggling of goods such as tea, tobacco and most notably, rum. The town’s location on the coast made it a prime spot for smugglers to unload their illicit cargo and distribute it throughout the region.
Smugglers would use a network of secret tunnels and caves, some of which still exist today, to transport goods into and out of the town undetected by the authorities. The smuggling trade brought wealth to some of the town’s residents but it also fueled violence and corruption.
Visitors to the famous seaside town can explore the fascinating history of the town’s smugglers through tours, exhibits and local products, such as our gold rum, which pays tribute to the town’s illicit past.
We are passionately committed to ensuring we leave the planet in a better state than we found it. Reducing, reusing and recycling are key to ensuring a healthier world for all.
We proudly support the Shark Trust, which promotes species protection, fisheries management and responsible trade.
Our dedication to conservation is reflected in the design of our bottles, each bearing striking illustrations of the creatures that call our local estuary home.
Learn more here: https://www.sharktrust.org/
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