Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Rum From India's Punjab Plains

     Five Rivers Rum is created from an old family recipe produced by the Sanghera family for over 150 years.   The name relates to the Five Rivers Rum’s area of origin in Punjab, India, a name when translated to means the ‘land of the five waters’.   Located near the foothills of the Himalayas, five rivers travel across the Punjabi plains enriching the soil creating the perfect conditions for growing some of the finest sugarcane in the world.  
    Five Rivers Rum is distilled from “gur”, a mixture made by blending Indian sugar cane juice with the natural flavors of orange and green grape.   It is recommended sipped neat or mixed into classic cocktails such as a Daiquiri.  This is an interesting method of creating rum.  Fermenting the flavors of the ornge and the grape with the sugarcane juice to make the interestingly flavored rum.
    “I’m honored to bring my ancestors’ recipe to the United Kingdom market,” said Taj Sanghera, founder of Sanghera Rum Company.  “Back home in India people love rum, it is a big part of our culture. I’m really excited to be able to bring the distinctive Indian-style rum to the UK for the first time.”  This is said to be only the beginning of the journey for this rum.