Ian Macleod Distillers’ brand-new Smokehead Rum Rebel, Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky finished in rich Caribbean rum casks, has just arrived on UK shores in time for International Rum Day on August 16th.
Commenting on the new expression, Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director, said, “We are overwhelmed by the boldness of flavour in our new bottling and can’t wait to see our Smokeheads’ reaction. When our rich, smoky, salty Islay Smokehead collides with spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks, carnage is inevitable.
“We’re encouraging all our Smokeheads and rum fans alike to stir up a Rum Rebel Smokito and raise their glass high this International Rum Day. Like all our Smokehead whiskies, Rum Rebel is not for everyone. This whisky is for the fearless.”
To highlight Rum Day Smokehead brand ambassador will host a special episode of Smokehead TV on the brand Instagram and Facebook channels (@smokeheadwhisky). During the episode he will taste Rum Rebel, as well as show Smokeheads how to craft the Smokito signature cocktail and showcase a special boilermaker serve.
Fans of rum are in for a shocking surprise with the new Rum Rebel Smokito. The warm dried spices and fruity sweetness come thundering through with Smokehead’s signature extremes of peat and punch. A confounding twist on their favourite drink that’s unlike anything they dared to try before.
o 50ml Smokehead Rum Rebel
o 25ml lime juice mixed with 25ml water
o 2 teaspoons sugar
o Fresh mint
o Few flakes smoked Maldon sea salt
Add mint and sugar to the glass and stir for 2 minutes. Add the lime and water and stir for a further minute until all the sugar has dissolved. Add ice and pour the Smokehead into your highball glass. Sprinkle with a few flakes of smoked Maldon sea salt and enjoy!
Priced at £54.99 with an ABV of 46%, Smokehead Rum Rebel will be available to buy from www.smokehead.com and many UK specialist and online retailers.