Mr Black Roasters and Distillers has teamed up with Bundaberg to launch a limited edition Rum Barrel Aged Coffee Liqueur. This is the first collaboration between the two Australian brands.
To make the liqueur, Mr Black’s signature coffee-based spirit was rested for three months in European and American Oak casks, previously containing Bundaberg flagship rums.
“I was like the proverbial kid in the candy store raiding the warehouses of a 140-year-old rum distillery in search of special casks for this project,” said Mr Black Founder Tom Baker. “We also convinced them to give us two barrels of their top shelf Master Distillers Edition – which coincidentally had won World’s Best Rum back in 2018. Extraordinary stuff – we used it all in the final blend.
“The fruit and spice notes of aged rum just sing with Mr Black. The end result is an extraordinarily decadent blend of coffee and rum, but still with our characteristic Mr Black balance and refinement. A real treat.”
“Not only has it been fantastic to collaborate and craft this exceptionally delicious new rum and coffee liqueur, we’ve also had a lot of fun doing so,” said Bundaberg Rum marketing & experience manager Duncan Littler. “The Australian spirits industry is thriving at the moment and we’ve been thrilled to work with the Mr Black team to push the boundaries of Australian distilling even further.”
The bottling is said to contain tasting notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, combined with aromatic spices, toffee, brown sugar and raisins. It is recommended to be enjoyed over ice, with the launch timed to coincide with the warmer UK months.
Mr Black Rum Barrel Aged Coffee Liqueur will be available from mrblack.co and Amazon, priced at £35 ($43 SUD), from June 1.
Last year, Mr Black teamed up with Vermont’s WhistlePig to launch a new whiskey barrel aged coffee liqueur. The offering is made from 100 percent specialty arabica coffee.