Review: Rapture of the Deep Dark Molasses Moonshine / by Jason Hambrey

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 molasses, maple syrup, vanilla, and coffee from the local roaster Sissiboo. In this way, it is quite similar to Still Fired’s Diver’s Envy spiced molasses moonshine but with different components added. These components give a richer, deeper character than the other moonshine products made at the distillery. It is infused and mellowed for two months, and designed to be sipped over ice or mixed.

Review (2021)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2020

  • Bottling Code: N/A

Sweeter and richer than Diver’s envy, but still very spice-dominated. Maple syrup, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rich molasses combine with some bright berry notes from the moonshine. It really isn’t in a dark rum category, flavor-wise, but more in a rich spiced rum category. And not a vague, commercial concoction of flavours – this one has sharp, clear cut and identifiable flavours.

Works very nicely as a mixer, especially for someone like me that likes a good amount of spice to come through on a lot of my cocktails. Very enjoyable!