Penny Blue is a single estate rum on the West side of Mauritius, nestled between the mountains and the azure sea, the Medine distillery has been producing rum since 1926.
Located at the heart of the sugar plantation is the sugar cane press, distillery and ageing warehouse, ensuring every step of production takes place in the Estate. Single Estate means control over every detail; each stage is looked over to ensure everything is done right. It means the fingerprint of the land the sugar cane is grown, the tropical ageing, distillation and breeze from the sea influence the rum in the way the distillers want it to.
Created in small batches, each one with its own personality, Penny Blue rum is matured on the estate and is, by definition, rare and finite. Every batch is unique although there is continuity in overall style to retain the rich, smooth, fruity complexity that makes this single estate Rum a real expression of its Mauritian terroir. The oldest rum in this batch is 13 years old and the youngest is 7 years old, they are matured in ex Cognac (62%), ex-Whisky (30%) and ex-Bourbon and ex-Whisky Casks (8%).
Nose: Light and sweet with orange, oak-y spice, a touch of pineapple and banana.
Palate: Continued elegant profile with good helpings of orange zest, clove and rounded vanilla sweetness.
Finish: Drying and spicy.