Cornish gin maker Penryn Spirits is hoping to shake up the spirits market with its new release, Bora – described as “a rum for gin lovers”.
The botanical rum is lighter and more aromatic than traditional spiced rums and is more at home in a glass with tonic than cola. It’s distilled using locally sourced botanicals including nettles and quince.
This is a rum that is proud of its heritage: its name is Cornish for dawn, and the black and white bottle design is inspired by the Cornish flag of St Piran, the county’s patron saint.
Bora Botanical Rum is also a carbon-negative spirit: it is made with sustainable distilling techniques and uses eco-friendly packaging, and the distillery offsets its emissions by planting trees in Cornwall.
Pete Mack and Willoughby Werner, co-founders of Penryn Spirits, said: “Following nearly a decade of dreaming, two years of experimentation and refinement, and plenty of setbacks along the way, we’ve created what we believe is a truly unique spirit. Harnessing the wealth of flavour offered by the natural botanicals in the Cornish landscape around us, Bora is a complex, smooth and aromatic rum that brings something different to this burgeoning category.”
Bora is available at www.penrynspirits.com from 7 August, priced at £30 for a 50cl bottle.