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You can now buy rum aged in Bordeaux wine casks from Château Pape Clement

Premium rum brand Emperor has expanded its range with two new product launches — an aged white rum and a “Private Collection”, limited edition bottle aged in Bordeaux wine casks.

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The Mauritian blended rum is first aged for two to five years in French and American oak barrels, before being finished in recycled oak casks from Bernard Magrez-owned Château Pape Clément.

Only 15,000 bottles of the expertly crafted limited edition are available.

The “Lily White” edition is made using rum aged up to 12 years, which is then charcoal filtered.

The rest of the range, owned by parent spirits company Lookout Group, can be found in the on-trade and selected specialised shops in more than 27 countries worldwide.

Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux, dating back to the 13th Century. Its grand vin — made up of around two thirds Cabertnet Sauvignon and one third Merlot — sees 18 months in new French oak. The white wines are barrel-fermented in new oak and then see up to 12 months in barrel.

The new rums were launched at this year’s Rhum fest in Paris earlier this month.

Christophe Aulner, the Lookout Group executive chairman, said: “We’re very proud to be expanding the Emperor range at such an exciting time for the premium rum category. Emperor is a combination of heritage, innovation, dedication and passion and we have no doubt its unique style will resonate with discerning drinkers globally.”

“We have put a lot of time and effort into each step of the production and maturation of Emperor, using selected casks and techniques that push the boundaries of the category. We’re looking forward to meeting rum lovers on our journey and developing their understanding of our unique rum terroir.”

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