“The Folklore Series” is the new line of premium rums from Raising Glasses, a new independent bottler of whisky and rum from our area of Boston. Each bottle displays original artwork based on a mythological legend from the country that distilled the rum. Raising Glasses donates 5% of profits of these bottles to charities benefitting each country of origin.
THE LEGEND: Trinidadian folklore tells of a fearsome power couple! Mama D’leau (pronounced “glow”) is the “River Mother”, half woman, half serpent and fierce defender of her watery domain - polluters are drowned ... or forever trapped in an underwater prison. Papa Bois is the “Forest Father”, often disguised as a deer to lure poachers to their gruesome deaths by his enormous hands.
THE RUM: Surprisingly easy drinking for its imposing proof, this rum opens with cola, passionfruit and orange zest before finishing with fresh tobacco, cardamom, leather, tangy metal and sriracha.
DARK SECRET: This cask reminds us of the first rum we obsessed over, a Trinidadian classic. You never forget your first love!
PRODUCTION: Molasses in Column Still
ADDITIVES: No added sugar or other additives
AGING: 6 yrs Trinidad, 2 yrs UK
STRENGTH: Cask strength 67.9% ABV
H20: We suggest adding water moderately
CHARITY: 5% of this bottle’s profits goes to the Trinidad & Tobago Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Sanctuary of Barbados
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