Dark Matter Distillery is actually the first rum producing distillery in Scotland. When you consider how many distilleries there are in Scotland, over 100 it is perhaps (or perhaps not when you consider most if not all produce Whisky) surprising that none produce Rum. Or at least they didn’t, until a few weeks ago……. Jim who runs the Distillery with his brother, use fresh ginger, fresh green peppercorn, long pepper and allspice berries. They really do hand prepare everything here at the distillery and slice the ginger, crush the long pepper/allspice and pluck the green pepper from the stalks before infusing directly in the rum post distillation, these are the processes behind the making of Dark Matter Spiced Rum.
Dark brown in colour with orange tinges. The bouquet is pretty strong but not overpoweringly so. Ginger and Allspice as the dominant notes, peppery/chilli like heat. The spicing is authentic and smells very real not at all artificial. Its been infused as much as it has been spiced. The rum is very spicy. Despite the added sugar it isn’t a cloying drink when served neat. It is hot and spicy with warming notes of ginger and black pepper. It is slightly viscous. The finish is slightly bitter and the palate is left with a black pepper burn rather than an alcohol burn. The only Rum distillery in Scotland, Dark Matter produce an innovative and flavour packed spiced rum that has taken the industry by storm. The young, irreverent and creative crew behind it is sure to keep hitting the news in the years to come!