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Welcome to a curated exploration of the exceptional rum cocktails that spotlight the unique offerings of Renegade Rum. Through this guide, we aim to introduce you to the intricacies and flavor profiles of three highlighted cocktails. Each recipe showcases a different dimension of Renegade Rum, adding a twist to classic favorites or inventing new palate-pleasing delights.
About The Founder
Mark Reynier is the visionary behind Renegade Rum, bringing a rich reservoir of experience and innovation to the world of spirits. Previously known for his transformative work with Bruichladdich, a Scottish whisky distillery, Reynier took on the challenge of elevating rum production to new heights. Combining traditional methods with modern technology, he has been instrumental in creating rums that are both complex and accessible. His passion for quality and sustainability has made Renegade Rum a brand to watch, setting new industry standards for craftsmanship and environmental responsibility.
The History of Renegade Rum
Renegade Rum has carved out a unique space in the rum industry, fusing traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create a distinct array of spirits. Founder Mark Reynier, who brought his deep-rooted expertise from the world of whisky to the realm of rum, the brand has been on a mission to redefine what rum can be. With a focus on sourcing high-quality, sustainably grown sugarcane from select farms, the distillery employs both column and pot still methods to produce its diverse line of rums. Over the years, Renegade has garnered critical acclaim for its innovations and commitment to quality, making it a standout name in the evolving landscape of rum.
The Renegade Rum Difference: Pot Still vs Column Still
Renegade Rum produces both pot still and column still rums, each with its distinct characteristics and flavor profiles. Pot still rums are known for their robust, full-bodied flavors with rich complexity, capturing the essence of the sugar cane and fermentation process. They are ideal for sipping and for cocktails that require a strong rum presence. On the other hand, column still rums are smoother and lighter, often with a more refined taste. These rums are versatile and ideal for a wide range of cocktails, as they can blend seamlessly with other ingredients without overpowering them. The choice between pot still and column still largely depends on personal preference and the specific demands of the cocktail recipe at hand.
The Distinctive Trio: Exploring Varieties of Renegade Rum
Renegade Rum offers a unique spectrum of flavors and distillation methods, standing as a testament to the art of rum-making. Each variant offers its own individual characteristics and possibilities, ensuring that there’s something for everyone! We'll delve into the distinctive profiles of three Renegade Rum types: Dunfermline (Pot Still), Old Bacolet (Pot Still), and Dunfermline (Column Still).
The Dunfermline (Pot Still) variant from Renegade Rum is the epitome of artisanal craftsmanship. Made through traditional pot still distillation, this rum captures the spirit of time-honored techniques. It is complex and rich, encapsulating flavors that are both fruity and earthy, making it a highly versatile spirit for sipping and mixing alike.
Old Bacolet (Pot Still) is another Renegade Rum offering that undergoes the pot still distillation process. It presents a unique expression with slightly more herbal and grassy notes compared to its Dunfermline counterpart.
The Dunfermline (Column Still) variety brings a different twist to the Renegade Rum lineup. Distilled in a column still, this rum is smoother and lighter, making it extremely mixable while retaining a nuanced flavor profile.
The Almond Citrus offers a harmonious blend of tropical sweetness and zesty citrus. The interplay between pineapple and lime is beautifully complemented by the subtle nuttiness of orgeat syrup, creating a refreshing and complex palate.
- 2 oz Renegade Rum Dunfermline Column Still (Pre-Cask)
- 1.5 oz Orange Liqueur
- 1.5 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Orgeat Syrup
- 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all the ingredients.
- Shake well and strain into a goblet glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a tropical flower and serve.
Amaretto Rum Chai
Amaretto Rum Chai delivers a symphony of warm, spiced flavors with a hint of nutty sweetness. The chai tea's aromatic spices meld perfectly with the rich, full-bodied rum and the almond notes of Amaretto, providing a cozy and layered experience.
- 1.5 oz Renegade Rum Old Bacolet (Pre-Cask)
- 1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
- 2 oz Chai Tea
Chai Tea Leaves, Vanilla & Caramel Cold Foam
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Rum, Chai Tea, and Amaretto.
- Shake well and strain into a Highball glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with Vanilla & Caramel Cold Foam and Chai Tea Leaves.
Recette De Boulevardier
Recette De Boulevardier is a cocktail of contrasts—bitter and sweet, fruity and nutty. The complexity of bitters is expertly balanced with the tropical sweetness of banana liqueur, while the dry sherry adds an elegant depth, resulting in a multifaceted and intriguing drink.
- 0.75 oz Renegade Post Still Rum
- 0.75 oz Bitters
- 0.5 oz Banana Liqueur
- 0.5 oz Oloroso Dry Sherry Wine
Coffee Tincture, Brazilian Bitters
- In a mixing glass add all the ingredients.
- Stir well and pour into a Coupe glass.
Optional: Chill your glass to keep your cocktail cool.
Recommended: Del Professor Bitters, Tempus Fugit Banana Liqueur, or Valdespino Oloroso 1842
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We hope this journey through getting to know Renegade Rum has been as enlightening for you as it was for us. These Rums are not just a blend of ingredients but an intricate harmony of flavors that tell a story—a story that starts with premium rum and ends in a multi-layered tasting experience. Whether you're an aficionado or a novice, the Renegade Rum cocktails offer something for everyone, all while providing a fresh, nuanced appreciation for the complexities of Renegade Rum. Cheers to your next flavor adventure!