Ironworks Rum Boat Rum (500ml)
Ironworks Distillery is a homegrown business in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2009 by Pierre Guevremont and Lynne Mackay. The couple has developed an extensive network of farmers exclusively within Nova Scotia from which they buy products. Their cranberries travel a mere 8 kilometers from bog to the distillery and no fruit travels more than 150 kilometers to the facility. Apples, pears, grapes, raspberries, blueberries are bountiful in Nova Scotia and are all used in the house fermentations and infusions. Since sugar cane does not grow in Nova Scotia, Ironworks uses Crosby’s molasses, imported from Guatemala and processed in New Brunswick, for their award winning Rums.
This is an ocean aged amber rum. Ironworks took a few barrels from their ageing cellar and put them in a specially constructed Rum Boat which they moored on the dynamic ocean. Frozen winter nights and dramatic winter storms were followed by spring and summer heat. The temperature changes influence the oak barrel and the interaction between the rum and the wood making for a complex and flavourful spirit.