- Distillery North Point
- Region Northern Highland
- Cask Size Hogshead
- Age Youngest Spirit 1 September 2021
- Current Age of Whisky 0 years
- ABV 65%
- Original Litres of Alcohol (OLA) 140
As single malt casks take off around the world with investors looking for something more engaging than traditional assets, the natural step for those who got in early is to look for the next big thing. For many in the cask investment world, that is Rum. With a variety of origins spanning the globe, Rum is an age worthy, highly-regarded product that is increasingly on the radar of investors looking for prestigious bottles as well as casks.
Cru is pleased therefore to have secured a partnership with the award-winning North Point Distillery on the northern coast of the Scottish Highlands (that’s right, Highland Rum!) and we are able to present a number of casks offered directly from the distillery and filled to our specifications in the finest casks available.
Matched perfectly to the Caribbean-styled spirit, we have selected a number of 1st Fill Port and Madeira casks filled with high ABVs in order to ensure a lengthy window for extended maturation. Given the sweeter nature of Rum’s sugar-based spirit, it is easy to be tempted to bottle young and indeed white rum is in essence new make rum spirit, but as they sage and take on the character of the casks we anticipate they will become truly thrilling spirits indeed.
This 1st Fill Ex-Madeira cask is practically a match made in heaven for North Point's robust spirit. Madeira casks given incredible richness, intense dried fruit and soaring complexity to which interacts perfectly with top-flight rum. Madeira aged rum is the core of the world-famous Foursquare Redoubtable Rum released last year to thunderous enthusiasm. The upside here is immense for someone looking to hold onto this Rum for the long term. Filled at 65% rather than 70% for the Port Casks, this is a carefully tailored spirit that will gently extract the intense richness of the Madeira cask without losing the intrinsic, nuanced beauty of North Point's spirit.
North Point Distillery, founded in 2020 on the Northern Coast of Scotland, is already a multi-award winning distillery. Garnering awards from the likes of the Scottish Food and Drink Awards, the Gin Guide, and most recently IWSC for their Rums and Gin.
North Point Distillery's flagship product, Pilot Rum, is a young Caribbean Styled Rum aged in Highland Whisky Casks for between 6 and 8 months. The young distillery is also working on a number of different cask finishes and ageings, including Port, Madeira, Bourbon, Islay malt, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Sherry.