Hazelnut Rum Is The New G&T And It's Delicious

Rum has had a bit of an image problem lately: Jack Sparrow, regrettable Caribbean punch and cola mixers spring to mind.

But it's time to get on board because, just in case you haven't heard: rum is the new gin and G&T isn't cool anymore.

Credit: Belgrove
Credit: Belgrove

But if the mere thought of rum puts hairs on your chest or evokes PTSD flashbacks of a near-death experience in your late teens know this: you probably haven't tried the right one yet. But there's a new rum brand that could change your mind - and it has notes of hazelnut, vanilla and chocolate. Now that should whet your appetite and/or whistle for information.

Belgrove is a single-origin demerara rum created by Edmund WoodIts. It's infused with notes of toasted hazelnut as the predominant flavour, accompanied by a touch of Madagascan vanilla and undertones of chocolate. It's rum, but not as you know it.

Credit: Belgrove
Credit: Belgrove

Enjoy it on the rocks, in an Espresso Martini, or, if you must, with a coke or ginger ale if you're feeling basic and a little bit hesitant about throwing a new spirit into the mix.

"Belgrove has been a labour of love for us. We've been dedicated to creating an innovative, authentic, contemporary rum and I am delighted to be introducing Belgrove to cocktail fans everywhere," explained founder, Edmund.

Credit: Belgrove
Credit: Belgrove

Already available in some bars, it will soon be available on Amazon and Masters of Malt - so keep your eyes peeled. Visit the Belgrove website for more information.

At £37 for 70cl or £14 for their cute 20cl it's a luxury, but well worth it.

If hazelnut rum isn't for you, then M&S is selling a rum-based pre-mixed Be My Valentini cocktail for Valentine's Day.

Valentini is made from cranberry juice, lime and orange peel combined with the premium quality rum, and it's just £10.

Featured Image Credit: Belgrove Rum

Amelia Jones

Amelia is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle. She has previously worked for titles including Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Red and the Mail on Sunday. Follow her on Instagram @ameliajeanjones or contact her via email at ameliajeanjones@gmail.com.

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