Ceredigion and Wales’ only organic distillery has launched its latest release of organic, dark Welsh rum. The organic rum, wholly produced in Wales from organic molasses, has been years in the making and, after maturation in oak casks, has resulted in an amber nectar that the whole of Wales can be proud of. It has hints of dates, banana, vanilla and raisins and can be drank as a sipping rum or with a mixer.


For this rum expression, Dà Mhìle Distillery has partnered with the Cambrian Mountains Initiative. The Cambrian Mountains landscape continues to have some of the lowest light pollution in Wales. As a result, it’s a mecca for the ever-growing number of stargazers, astro-photographers and astronomers, who flock to the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail to view its dark skies. Here, they can gaze at the wonder of the numerous constellations including Ursa Major (known as The Plough), planets and meteors, as well as our own Galaxy, The Milky Way.

In a statement for the distillery, John Savage-Onstwedder, Dà Mhìle’s founder, says;

“After the success we have had with our organic gins and our first bottlings of organic Welsh whisky, which have now become collector’s items, we decided to add a rum to our ever-expanding range of organic spirits. Unlike other rum-based spirits, this authentic Welsh rum, is distilled, matured and bottled in Wales.

I believe that RUM is going to be the new GIN. And just like gin has been the most popular spirit for the past 10 years and will remain popular for a long time, rum is now definitely in the ascendancy and bound to take over in years to come. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to collaborate with the Cambrian Mountains Initiative and be part of their exciting dark skies activities, and this is reflected in the design of the label and the name we have given our rum – DÀ MHÌLE DARK SKIES RUM.

The rum is a wonderful addition to some of the fantastic artisan food and drink products already being produced in The Cambrian Mountains, and I am sure that our rum will be appreciated by many a stargazer on a cold starry, starry night and by many other rum aficionados further afield.”

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