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Going for gold

Revival Rum was awarded double gold at the 24th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which took place in early April, following on from its success at the London Spirits Competition, where the rum won a gold medal.

The awards are a remarkable achievement for master distiller James Singlehurst, who only started producing the Caribbean-inspired rum during the pandemic, when most people were confined to home.

Fortunately for James he was able to convert a 10,000sq ft warehouse on his farm into a distillery where Revival Rum is produced following the Caribbean process of making rum.

James designed and created a complex distillation process using a traditional copper double retort still, handmade cane acid and long fermentation periods of over 40 days.

Master distiller James Singlehurst with his award-winning rum

Commenting on the awards in San Francisco and London, James Singlehurst, said: “I entered my first two rum competitions to get independent opinions of our first release from industry experts.

“We were bowled over when we learnt that we had been awarded a gold medal at the London Spirits Competition and a double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

“All the hard work from the team has really paid off and we have created a truly unique spirit.”

Here at Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine we haven’t yet had the chance to sample what sounds like a high quality rum.

What we do know is that demand for rum is on the increase and the surging popularity of high quality rums puts this company in a strong position for what should be a very bright future.

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