Last summer we were touring the Borders Region with a nephew over from the States.
Having taken in the Shannon Pot – much to his amusement – a spot of lunch was in order.
Dropping down into Blacklion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border we didn’t find a suitable eatery open so a short walk across the peaceful & picturesque Belcoo River took us out of the European Union & into the Brexitland of United Kingdom where the Customs House Hotel welcomed us in.
Being in a different jurisdiction often reveals an alternative array of spirits. Customs House didn’t disappoint in this regard offering a hitherto unknown rum to me in the shape of Thomson’s Old Sailor Demerara Rum.
In no short time a tot was poured to accompany our hearty meal.
The dark brown rum offered up a mix of sweet dark caramels entwined with an oaky element.
A smooth palate continued that woody influence & added up extra character & depth.
A flourish of tannic spice on the rear endeared this rum to me.
An easy & entertaining Demerara Rum that hit the right notes.
Demerara Rums usually hail from Guyana & Thomson’s appears to be made for United Wine Merchants Ltd.
United Wines are a large alcoholic drinks wholesalers operation based in Craigavon who have an eclectic array of drinks to satisfy all tastes.
I was extremely pleased to have encountered their Thomson’s Old Sailor Rum – & also fortunately having my UK bank card handy to purchase the enjoyable lunch in sterling!
Customs House website here.
United Wines website here.
Information on the Shannon Pot here.