Move Over Gin, This Winter We’re All About Rum!

Move over Cornish gin because we’re making way for this season’s must have drink, RUM! Of course, we wouldn’t be drinking any old rum, nothing but Cornwall’s finest for us. Keeping it local is in our nature and you can’t get anymore local than The Cornish Distilling Co, just on the outskirts of Bude at North Barton.


The Cornish Distilling Co was founded by Richard Harding, Fionagh Harding and Tom Read. Having completed a PhD in Chemistry Tom put his exceptional knowledge and love of the art into creating Cornwalls’ first scratch distilled rums and are we’re so glad he did!
In 2017, the first batch of rum was released, ‘Kalkar’, a genuine British distilled rum, blended with single-origin cold coffee brew. Winning 3 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards in 2017, the Cornish Distilling Co have put their name on the map already! Luckily for us, they didn’t stop there, you can find many more of their taste sensations here. genuinebritishrum.com
If Rum is your thing or you’re looking to learn the art then, The Cornish Distilling Co. have decided to swing open the doors to their state of the art distillery and share their love of this spirit with you! Take a guided tour and most importantly a tasting session where you’ll learn about the different ingredients and the best mixers!
They will introduce you to the world of distillation. From the fermentation of molasses, the distillation of the ‘wash’, to the blending and bottling of the finished rum. The tour will walk you through the new factory culminating in a tasting session. Book Your Tour Here.

 

Tom is part of the Colwill family here at Wooda and we are so proud of the amazing products that he has created. In our fabulous Farm Shop you will find our local favourites, so let’s get mixing (and drinking)!
You can also sample the delicious cocktails in The Loft* – so you definitely won’t miss out!

*The Loft is closed for 2020 – reopening in 2021.

Below are some of our favourite recipes – 

Daiquiri

Though many beachfront bars serve this cocktail as a slush, the classic version contains only 1-1/2 ounces of white rum, 3/4 ounce of lime and 1/4 ounce of simple syrup, shaken, strained and served in a chilled glass

Pina colada

Like the daiquiri, modern versions of the pina colada are fresh from a blender. Combine pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum, blend with ice cubes until smooth and and add a pineapple wedge to the side of the glass. 

Mojito

Squeeze lime wedge into a highball glass; drop lime into the glass. Add sugar; muddle. Add ice. Gently press mint or slap mint; add to glass. Pour rum and club soda into glass; stir. Garnish with lime slice.