Equiano is the world’s first African and Caribbean rum.
This multi-award winning liquid is one of the most highly acclaimed rums in the world for the 8 – 10 years aged category.
With no additives, no spice, and no added sugar, Equiano is a 100% true rum that is rich and deep in flavours that come solely from the ex-Cognac and ex-Bourbon barrels it tropically matures in.
It is named after Olaudah Equiano, a freedom fighter who paved his way to liberation through selling rum. Equiano's compelling memoirs went on to inform the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act of 1807, impacting the freedom of people all over the world.
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On the nose: Like any quality premium rum, Equiano subtly delivers tropical warmth as soon as its aroma touches your nose. Rich, notes of dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas combine with sweet toffee, butterscotch and caramel culminating with a suggestion of orange peel, vanilla and buttered wood.
On the palate: Equiano delivers all the natural sweet notes of a well-aged rum from American white oak ex-bourbon casks. It has a warm toffee and butterscotch mouth-feel, with chewy raisins and brown sugar flavours that emerge from the liquid as it caresses your tongue.
To finish: Although Equiano is a naturally sweet rum with no added sugar or spices, it has a medium to sweet ending with touches of oak, anise, sweet pepper with a hint of bitter orange peel.