Jung & Wulff Rum is now available on shelves in the United States and United Kingdom. The Sazerac-owned brand’s range features three limited-edition expressions: Trinidad No. 1, Guyana No. 2 and Barbados No. 3 – which will launch into the UK in 2021.
The Rum’s name is a reference to L. E. Jung and Frederick Wulff, past owners of the Sazerac House and Peychaud’s Bitters and an integral part of the spirits community in New Orleans. The spirits were been blended by Sazerac’s master blender Drew Mayville, using specially selected liquids from each country. The blends feature a range of pot and column-distilled molasses-based rums, aged for up to 15 years.
Bottled at 43% ABV, Jung & Wulff Trinidad initially gives an impression of moderate age and medium-level oakiness. Mid palate the flavor turns deeply spicy. Its circular evolution throughout hits highlights of fruit, spice, vegetation and earthiness. It is recommended to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite rum cocktail.
Also coming in at 43% ABV, Jung & Wulff Guyana is confectionary at the start with a rich and creamy texture. At the mid palate, it becomes roasted and bittersweet and slightly smoky with an undercurrent of grassiness.
Jung & Wulff Barbados is also bottled at 43% ABV and features a range of flavors from dark chocolate to dried fruits and burnt sugar. Creamy and robust, it is more bittersweet than sweet, deeply cocoa-like and deliciously rich. It is recommended to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail.
“Jung & Wulff were early importers of rum, distributing to cafés and bars across New Orleans and beyond,” said Liam Sparks, Bond & Royal portfolio manager at Hi-Spirits. “These rums are a testament to them, for their ongoing quest to acquire and distribute fine spirits.
“I’m delighted to launch these rums as part of the Hi-Spirits UK portfolio. Strictly limited, our Jung & Wulff rums celebrate three influential places: Trinidad, Guyana and Barbados. I believe these rums are a true interpretation of each island’s style and brilliantly showcase the different terroirs that are available throughout the Caribbean.”