Dark Rum Spirit Drink

Peggy backstory

The Isle of Man is rich in romantic fables such as The Peggy of Castletown. Built in 1789 and hidden in a boathouse, her apocryphal tales of rum smuggling promoted us to embark on our own adventure of distilling a rum that captured the vivid legend behind one of the Isle of Man’s most intriguing tales.

Our rum’s heritage is as rich as its flavour: dark and rich chocolate, molasses, and coffee infused with oak, caramel, and a hint of liquorice and marzipan on the finish give Peggy dark rum a palate as unique as her story.

Tasting notes

Our master distillers have hand-picked the finest ingredients to produce a rum as exceptional in flavour as it is in heritage.

Dark chocolate and molasses infused with oak, rich caramel, and a hint of liquorice and marzipan on the finish give Peggy dark rum a palate as unique as her story. A splash of cold brew coffee is then added for distinctive character.

Our rum portfolio is the culmination of 10 months’ hard work, refined by our award-winning distiller and produced exclusively for Far Shore Merchants.

Distiller’s notes

Our Peggy dark rum undergoes two distillation stages, the first being a stripping run to collect the low wines, followed by a pot still run for a more flavoursome result at around 70% abv. This is then diluted with Cornish spring water to 60% before being aged on a combination of French and American medium-to-high-char oak chips for up to three months.

We then proof to 40% abv before sweetening it with raw cane sugar and blending with our in-house cold brew coffee.

Far Shore Merchants

First Floor, Unit 17D,
Tromode Estate, Tromode, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM4 4RG

Far Shore Merchants warehouse

Optical House
Balthane Industrial Estate, Ballasalla,
Isle of Man, IM9 2AL

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