Capricorn Distilling Co
Pure Single Rum - Limited Release
This second release of our Capricorn Pure Single straight-aged rum, has been on a journey and we think you can taste that in every sip.
Starting with molasses from the Wide Bay area and fermented in Rockhampton, QLD over a 10-day period. Fermenting in the beautiful winter weather that Central Queensland is renowned for, producing lots of tropical fruit notes during this period.
Double distilled in our pot still and then initially matured in Rockhampton in 300L ex shiraz french oak hogsheads for 2 years. We then transferred the rum into a new 200L American Oak barrel for a further 2.5 years during which we also transported the barrel down to Burleigh Heads.
With an initial hit of oak and allspice on the nose, it drifts to tropical fruits over time. The palate concentrates those same flavours and adds some sweetness of vanilla and caramel with a background of rose.
During the ageing period, evaporation was a whopping 30% and another 20% was lost to evaporation over its 2.5 years in the American Oak. This has left us with 155 litres of beautiful rum. Literally, 221 bottles only!
There are no added sugars, sweeteners, caramels, colourings or artificial flavours.
Molasses: Maryborough Sugar Mill, QLD
Water: Fitzroy River, QLD
Fermentation: 10 days with commercial yeast
Distillation: Double distilled in our single retort 1000L copper pot still.
Distilled on: 8.6.2018
Bottled on: 8.11.22
Bottles: Limited release – 221 bottles only
Pickup available at Burleigh Heads - Distillery & Head Office
Usually ready in 24 hours
100% POT STILL DISTILLATION
Meticulously crafted through a double distillation process, which allows us to refine the flavor profile and eliminate any impurities, resulting in a truly smooth and premium spirit.
2 YEARS EX SHIRAZ FRENCH OAK HOGSHEADS
Ex-Shiraz French oak hogsheads barrels are typically used for aging high-quality wines, and when repurposed for spirits like rum, they can impart a deep ruby color and rich flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, and spice to the finished product.
2.5 YEARS AMERICAN OAK BARREL
American oak barrels are commonly used for aging spirits such as bourbon and Scotch, and they impart distinct flavors of vanilla, caramel, and toasted oak to the finished product, while also adding a deep amber color.