Elements 8 adds cocoa-infused rum to range
Following the success of 2010's Barrel Infused Spiced Rum, Elements 8 has added Criollo Cacao rum to its range.
Criollo Cacao is a barrel infusion of criollo cacao beans and aged St Lucian rum, and is described as dry, smooth, delicate and sophisticated, with dark chocolate notes. The rum will be distributed by Mangrove in the UK.
Elements 8 director Carl Stephenson said: "The infusion stretches the rum's appeal; it can be drunk as a single serve chilled with a twist of orange peel or in a wide array of classic cocktails, including Espresso Martini, Daiquiri and Old Fashioned, where it adds a subtle cacao flavour and accentuates the flavours in the base rum.
"This is a sophisticated rum which needs to be subtly balanced with other ingredients in cocktails and I look forward to tasting the creations of mixologists."
Elements 8 rums use quality molasses from ripe, hand-selected Guyanese sugar cane, before being chill-fermented with three unique strains of yeast. Batches are then distilled using one of several different methods, before being aged in Bourbon barrels for three to six years and cut with water filtered naturally through volcanic rock.