It’s great to welcome new innovation into the spirits category.
The Woodlab Distillery in Co Tyrone have released this Caribbean Rum infused with Irish Jonagold Apples grown in Co Armagh to create Symphonia Irish Apple Rum.
I picked one up in my local Aldi for appraisal.
Technically I suppose it’s a spiced rum – which as the fastest growing rum category is no bad thing.
Initial nosing is full of sweet nutmeg & assorted spices – much like a liqueur – with a hint of apple purée.
Smooth on the palate. A lovely mixture of golden apples & a warming spiciness which grows to dominate the finish leaving a soft tingling caressed with baked apple.
I may not be the target audience – but it’s certainly an entertaining tipple.
Personally I’d have preferred experiencing the apple influence on it’s own – but as the spiced category is booming it’s fabulous to see a new Irish player on the scene.
Congratulations to The Woodland Lab & their Symphonia Irish Apple Rum.