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    Reach for the rum this Negroni Week

    Rum 9th September 2022
    Mixing up a Kingston Begroni using Lugger Rum

    A favourite of the Italians for over a hundred years, the Negroni is a cocktail classic inspired by – the legend goes – Count Camillo Negroni. Rolling into a Florentine bar on his way back from a high-living tour of America in 1919, the Count is said to have asked for an americano (vermouth, Campari and soda water) but with gin instead of soda water, and the Negroni was born.

    Negroni Week was launched by Imbibe Magazine in 2013 as a celebration of this fantastic cocktail and in an effort to raise money for charitable causes. This year’s Negroni Week from 12-18 September will see thousands of venues mix all kinds of Negronis with proceeds going to support the Slow Food movement, a global grassroots collective of local communities and activists across more than 160 countries seeking to give everyone access to food and drink that is good for them, good for the growers, and good for the planet.

    Add rum to your Negroni

    A classic Negroni is equal parts Campari, gin and vermouth with a decadent twist of orange peel served over ice, but at Lyme Bay Winery we like to switch out the gin for our award-winning Jack Ratt Spiced Lugger Rum and shake up a Kingston Negroni instead.

    Made from Caribbean rum aged in bourbon-charred oak barrels right here in the Winery, we add nutmeg, orange peel, cloves and vanilla to create the superlative spiced version of our Lugger Rum – but we have another option for those who prefer something a little more sedate.

    Eight years in the making, our Jack Ratt Lugger Golden Rum is a gorgeous sipping rum made from a carefully considered blend of 8-Year-Old Barbados Rum, 8YO Dominican Republic Rum, 8YO Venezuela Rum and 8YO Panama Rum. Also aged in ex-Bourbon wooden casks this gives our Lugger Golden Rum lovely wood notes on the nose and a rich rum character alongside a wonderfully smooth front palate with a lingering finish and gentle heat.

    Have your rum delivered

    You can find bars participating in Negroni Week here but if you’d prefer to mix your own rum Negroni at home you can buy Lyme Bay Lugger Rum straight from our Cellar Door here in Devon, or order online for delivery.

    You can also get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to place your order by phone. Order before 2 pm for despatch the next working day – with free delivery for orders over £55, and a 5% discount on all orders over £150.

    And don’t forget to follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter and let us know how you take your Negroni, and who you are sharing it with.

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