Launched in 2019, Manchester-based Diablesse is owned by Farman & Sons Ltd, an independent Mancunian company aiming to uncover new flavour profiles through their unique rum blending.
The rather unusual name comes directly from ancient Caribbean folklore about a beautiful and seductive temptress named La Diablesse, who you can see on the bottle labels. Legend has it she had dealings with the devil. Obscuring her apparently beautiful face behind a fan and a wide brimmed hat, she roams the Caribbean by moonlight casting spells on unsuspecting men, luring them to their fate. Well, Diablesse rums aren’t wearing a wide brimmed hat, but they sure are tempting.
The Clementine spiced is made with Demerara rum from the Diamond Distillery in Guyana, using native sugar cane molasses and traditional pot and column still distillation. It's then naturally flavoured with clementine and a warm spice mix inspired by the Caribbean containing vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, star anise and clove.
Nose: Gingerbread, toasted cinnamon, clementine zest.
Palate: Toffee apple, clementine zest – balances cooked sugar.
Finish: Warm pimento, sticky gingerbread, sweetness balanced by ‘zestiness’: fresh, bright, vibrant, natural, soft warm spice.