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In the heart of the Medine Sugar Estate on the tropical island of Mauritius—the jewel of the Indian Ocean – lies the Medine Distillery which has been producing the finest Mauritian rums since 1926, making it the oldest working distillery on the island. Named after one of the rarest birds in the world which flies free in the skies of Mauritius, The Pink Pigeon is a single-estate Rum made uniquely with the addition of Bourbon vanilla. This exceptional spice is hand-pollinated and hand-picked in the rainforest canopy of Madagascar and the rich volcanic soil of Réunion. The natural vanilla combined with the exotic, tropical flavours of spice and nutmeg make this rum as exquisite and rare as the Pink Pigeon bird itself. The rum’s rich and creamy mouthfeel makes it ideal for luxurious cocktails and revisited classics such as Daiquiris and Mojitos. Named after the rarest stamp in the world and produced by the Medine Distillery in Mauritius, Penny Blue is a limited edition XO rum which has been matured in Cognac, Whisky and Bourbon casks. Created in small batches, each one with its own personality, the rum is bottled on the estate and is, by definition, rare and finite. Penny Blue is always natural in colour and is not chill-filtered in order to preserve the heart of the rum.
This is definitely in the uplifting and refreshing domaine, having an exquisite balance of well defined spirit and beautifully integrated vanilla. The quality of the underlying rum gives structure and texture allowing the vanilla layers to fuse and play on the palate. Unique and enlightening. Doug McIvor - Spirits Manger Awards: Rated Excellent by Difford’s Guide 2014
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Created in small batches, each one with its own personality, Penny Blue rum is matured on the estate and is, by definition, rare and finite. Every batch is unique although there is continuity in overall style to retain the rich, smooth, fruity complexity that makes this single estate Rum a real expression of its Mauritian terroir. The Penny Blue Mauritian Rum Collection is not only popular with connoisseurs but is also recognized by the spirits industry as the very best in class. Most lately Penny Blue has been awarded Gold in the Spirits Business (2014 and 2015), awarded "Outstanding" with 5 stars by Difford's Guide and awarded Gold in the World Rum Awards 2015. Colour: Amber with golden highlights Nose: Tropical fruits, hints of eucalyptus and wood spice, Citrus and vanilla Palate: Nicely textured and succulent with some balancing wood spice dryness to the finish Limited release of 10,000 bottles for sale internationally excl. the USA Matured in ex-Whisky casks (66%) and ex-Bourbon casks (34%) The oldest rum in this blend is vintage 2003, thus 11 years old Awarded Gold Medal – Rum Masters 2015, The Spirits Business