Sebago Lake Distillery is proud to announce that its small batch, 100% pot still, Barrel Rested Portland Rum has received a Silver Medal from The Fifty Best while the Maine distiller readies the release of the next batch of the coveted spirit. Thefiftybest.com is an award-winning digital guide appealing to those who seek the finer things in life associated with wine & spirits, travel and luxury goods and is frequently consulted as a well-respected reference for its original content and unbiased reviews.
Following the successful debut of the first batch of Portland Rum in 2018, Dan Davis, Sebago Lake Distillery’s Co-Founder and Head Distiller is putting the final touches on the newest batch noting “Our first release of Barrel Rested Portland Rum was met with such enthusiasm that we sold out the full run within two weeks of release. As you can imagine, our team, along with our customers are anxious for the next release to arrive in market. This next batch has aged longer than the first — 18 months vs. 12 months in bourbon barrels. The result is a silky-smooth sipping rum with an even greater depth of the oaky goodness of old whiskey highlighted with a deliciously smooth mouthfeel and creamy caramel goodness.”
To establish its Fifty Best Aged Rum recipients, The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of aged rums with its spirits judging panel. Each of the aged rums were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. The judges scored each product on a 5-point system, with 5 as the highest.
“We are thrilled to be recognized and honored by The Fifty Best, “added Davis. “It is a testament to the heart and craftsmanship we put into our prized Barrel Rested Portland Rum and all of our rum brands. Each step of the process — mashing, fermenting and distilling – is undertaken from scratch right here at the distillery. There are no column stills or electronic controls – every valve is turned by hand and every batch is tasted and refined to perfection. We’re making exceptional rums that are approachable for those who don’t generally drink their spirits neat but complex and interesting enough for experienced whiskey drinkers.”
Visit https://www.sebagolakedistillery.com/ to learn more about Barrel Rested Portland Rum and Sebago Lake Distillery’s other exceptional rum brands including Original Rum, KOPI Coffee Flavored Rum and Spider Island Rum.