It is always good to see new rum expressions making their grand entry into the category, Dark Matter looks to be a serious contender. On the down side, you have to wait for the aging to be completed before you can bottle and sell it. This is the reality of the spirits business, you own the product, but you have to wait until aging is complete before you can regain your investment.
Dark Matter Distillers has made its first 10 casks of rum for sale. Available on a first come first serve basis starting 29 October, the cask cost includes bottling, labeling, storage, insurance, samples, spectral analysis and maturation report, but not including duty and VAT.
Aged in hand selected Oloroso Sherry casks of 250 liters, a small sample will be drawn from each cask and sent to the owners annually once the rum is at least three-years-old. “We will use the highest quality, individually hand-selected Oloroso Sherry casks,” the distillery said. “Their use in the maturation of some of the finest and celebrated spirits in the world is well known, delivering the aroma and flavors of chocolate orange, raisins, fruit cake, dried fruits, toffee and spices.
“From Dark Matter you will be obtaining a true single cask rum that will mature unhindered and untarnished for many years if you so choose. “For optimal results we recommend a minimum 10-year maturation period to allow a truly unique rum to develop fully in each individual cask.” Dark Matter rum is distilled from cane molasses and each cask can be bottled at either cask strength or 46% abv.