Review: Diver's Envy Spiced Molasses Moonshine / by Jason Hambrey

Image courtesy of Still Fired Distilleries.

Image courtesy of Still Fired Distilleries.

Distilled from fancy molasses and sugar and infused with spices
Distiller Still Fired (Annapolis Royal, NS)

This is made from a mash of fancy molasses and organic cane sugar, distilled and then infused with clove, cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee from the local roaster Sissiboo. It is infused and mellowed for two months, and designed to be sipped over ice or mixed (as wiht most spiced rums).

Review (2021)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2020

  • Bottling Code: N/A

The spices lead, and dominate, on this one. It’s rich in baking spices and it’s hard not to think of nutmeg. Sweet cinnamon and vanilla create bright top notes, with light sweet rum notes in the middle and  supplemented by the dark richness of coffee and clove underneath.

This is a nice alternative to sweeter spiced rums which can feel very artificial – this one is big, spicy, and still fairly light.