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Grab a 'Smugglers Swizzle' cocktail at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Grab a 'Smugglers Swizzle' cocktail at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin


Heading into Dublin? Why not grab a 'Smugglers Swizzle' cocktail at the Merrion Hotel! Using our unique Grand Cru Bordeaux cask-aged rum, this awesome cocktail is just as easy to make at home.


Our limited edition Grand Cru Bordeaux series is a blend of three-to-five year old dark rum from Barbados and double distilled rum produced in the Copeland Distillery. After a 336 hour fermentation, the spirit passed through our copper stills, before a precise cut is made to the 'heads' (the first part of the alcohol which is collected). This ensures the best possible taste and balance. Our carefully selected Barbados rum has been aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, with our own Copeland rum aged in Quarter bourbon barrels. After 8 months, we transfer the spirit into French Grand Cru casks to finish the rum for a period of 4 months. With these casks having held some of Bordeaux's most prestigious wines of 2022, the flavour profiles are robust and full.


Making this delicious cocktail is really easy. All you need is our Bordeaux casked rum, Ruby Port, sugar syrup. a fresh lime and some bitters. Simply add 50ml of rum, 20ml of Ruby Port and 15ml of the sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and squeeze in the juice from half a lime. Add ice to the cocktail shaker and SHAKE! Strain the liquid into an old fashioned glass and add a slice of lime to garnish. Then add a dash of Angostura bitters over the lime and enjoy.... 


For more Copeland cocktail ideas, head over to our YouTube channel (Copeland Distillery - YouTube).



Read Gary Law's article in the Belfast Telegraph on our new Bordeaux Grand Cru cask rum

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