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J. Gow Spiced Rum

Inspired by Pirates

J. Gow Spiced Rum is an multi-awared Scottish island rum distilled and matured on the little island of Lamb Holm. Pot Still style dry Spiced Rum (less than 5g of sugar per litre) with caramel and natural spices from around the world including two secret ingredients grown in Orkney.

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Still
Pot Still
Country
Scotland
Alcohol
40%
Volume
0,7l
Age
blend
Produced by
J. Gow

Inspired by Pirates

J. Gow Spiced Rum is an multi-awared Scottish island rum distilled and matured on the little island of Lamb Holm. Pot Still style dry Spiced Rum (less than 5g of sugar per litre) with caramel and natural spices from around the world including two secret ingredients grown in Orkney.

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Still
Pot Still
Country
Scotland
Alcohol
40%
Volume
0,7l
Age
blend
Produced by
J. Gow

Pure island rum distilled by the sea

J. Gow Rum takes its name from the infamous Orkney pirate John Gow. His short, violent career began in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and ended in Orkney. He was imprisoned, tried and hung. Not once, but twice, (after the rope snapped the first time) at London’s execution dock on the 11th of June 1725. While the name conjures up images of pirates, it also creates imagery of the brutal seas and rugged coastlines surrounding Orkney. J. Gow Rum is produced in Scotland, on Lamb Holm a tiny island (0.15 square miles). Home to the Italian Chapel and connected to mainland Orkney by the Churchill barriers. The distillery sits metres away from the sea. It may well be one of the smallest rum producing islands in the world.

All of J. Gow rum is made entirely in Orkney, from start to finish. High grade molasses is imported (unfortunately it’s hard to grow sugar cane in Orkney) and fermented for 5 – 14 days, in our temperature controlled 2000 litre fermenter and 2000 litre still. The rum is fermented to around 8% ABV which is then distilled in a stripping run to around 30% ABV. This stripped molasses wash (or low wine) is then returned to the still for a final spirit run. J. Gow produces a range of rum styles, using various fermentation techniques with different percentages of backset/dunder. Mainly focusing on heavier, more full bodied rums. Casks are laid down every year. Only releasing it when the team feels it’s ready, and tastes just right. Currently, J. Gow has a mixture of chestnut, virgin oak, ex bourbon, ex red wine, ex port and ex whisky casks resting at the warehouse.

Tasting notes:

A light golden colour, with a smooth rounded sweetness. Subtle citrus notes with warm undertones of stem ginger. Flavours of soft moist ginger cake with oatmeal and cinnamon cookies, and a long warming spice finish. A prominent rum flavour complimented with spices, rather than an overload of spices masking any hint of rum.

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  1. B
    Blue Tomato

    Love the game

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  2. J
    Jeanne

    Fort en alcool Doux en bouche Crémeux en bouche Reste moyennement en bouche Agreable

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  3. J
    Jan

    Svěží a zajímavá vůně i chuť 👍

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  4. M
    Michael

    En god rom, tydlig i smaken, kola, kanel och ingefära i eftersmaken,

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  5. R
    Robert McGinlay

    Very smooth nice rum with tastes of ginger and cinnamon

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  6. G
    Grandjean jean louis

    Très très bon..Très belle découverte.je pensais que l’écosse =whisky je dirais également rhum.

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  7. J
    Jesper Diderikseb

    This year it have been the worst calendar. I wold rather have used the money for wiping my ass than for these terrible rum’s. I think that you should pay us the money back. I have never tasted that many poor rum’s . Mose of them have gone directly to the sink.. Shit for 500 dkk

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  8. S
    Spud

    A little more subtle than I would have liked. It’s pleasant, but I’ve preferred it to be a little more punchy. Will check out there other Rums though….

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  9. J
    Jan Gustavsson

    Nice, differant rhum-taste

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  10. M
    Miloš Gruškovský

    Měl jse obavy “spiced ” nemusím , ale tohle OK.

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  11. M
    Mike

    Pleasantly surprised by this rum a rich deep caramel flavour

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  12. P
    Portes Michaël

    Rien à redire ! Nez doux et agréable, pas trop fort en bouche et goût persistant. De délicieuses note d’épices et les effluves sont envoûtante ! Ce rhum et juste sublime ! Belle découverte, je pense mon préféré ! Merci !!!

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  13. T
    Thorsten

    zitrus super hat was☝🏻

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