You'll sense vanilla first and foremost on the nose, but take a few more nosefuls and you'll note dry buttery toffee and a touch of cinnamon.
Rich vanilla tones in the mouth with warm hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. We're extremely proud of the finish — long and dry with a balance of subdued sweetness and a hint of toasted toffee.
Spiced rum is a blender’s game and it’s one they’re very good at. As a family distiller that started with whisky, they have some of the most talented blenders in the business. (How hard is it to be a blender there? They’ve only had 6 Master Blenders in 125 years). Their blenders may not have seagoing experience, but they feel confident they would have been welcomed aboard any 18th century ship simply based upon their way with rum.
This 80 proof (40% alc.) higher proof spirit is historically accurate. In fact, the term “proof” comes from the method whereby sailors could assure their rum rations weren't being watered down. The ship's captain would ladle out a sample from the day's rum barrel in front of the men. He'd douse it with gunpowder, then give it a spark — if the rum was full strength, the powder ignited, giving sailors “proof” of the integrity of their rum. Our higher proof rum is ideal for holding the character and richness of our spices. It pulls everything together and actually makes the rum smoother.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
Shipping is a flat $7.95 per order to any MAINLAND New Zealand address. Other NZ Island addresses (Waiheke, Stewart etc) are quoted at cost. We do not ship outside of New Zealand. We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery. Offshore islands can take longer still. We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.