The pioneering new Cornish distillery, Penryn Spirits, has today launched BORA Botanical Rum, the rum for gin lovers.
A Caribbean Spirit with Cornish Spice designed to be enjoyed with tonic, BORA is a refreshingly different aperitif.
Named after the Cornish word for dawn, BORA heralds a new beginning for rum, reinventing traditional spiced rum using British botanicals. With a complex and yet subtle flavour, BORA is distilled using natural, locally sourced botanicals, including nettles and quinces, to create a light, dry, aromatic spirit.
BORA is designed to partner perfectly with tonic, with a sprig of rosemary recommended to complement its botanical notes. Likewise, the small-batch spirit is delicious served straight up on the rocks, adds Cornish spice to classic cocktails, and pairs well with all light mixers.
As a carbon-negative product, BORA uses cutting-edge technology to distil sustainably, eco-friendly packaging, and offsets emissions by planting trees in Cornwall.
On a mission to breathe new life into traditional spirits, Penryn Spirits was founded by Pete and Willoughby, who have harboured dreams of running a distillery together since they met at Britannia Royal Navy College.
Pete Mack and Willoughby Werner, Co-Founders at Penryn Spirits, said: “We are very excited to launch BORA Botanical Rum this Summer. Following nearly a decade of dreaming, two years of experimentation and refinement, and plenty of setbacks along the way, we’ve created what we believe is a truly unique spirit. Harnessing the wealth of flavour offered by the natural botanicals in the Cornish landscape around us, BORA is a complex, smooth, and aromatic rum that brings something different to this bourgeoning category. We couldn’t be prouder to be distilling and launching BORA within the context of Cornwall’s rich distilling heritage.”
BORA’s black and white bottle design is inspired by Saint Piran’s Flag of Cornwall, with a magpie rising up against a gold background. The gold on the label echoes the colours of dawn, as well as BORA’s soft amber hue.
Priced at £30 for a 50cl bottle, BORA is now available from www.penrynspirits.com. For the latest BORA updates, recipe inspiration, and more, follow Penryn Spirits on Instagram at @PenrynSpirits #BORArum.