Sailor Jerry Cocktail Masterclass

After a fantastic Edinburgh Fringe Festival our complimentary cocktail events return for September & for this we welcome Sailor Jerry to the White Horse bar. It’s not just the nautical reference we love about this rum, it’s an incredible spirit & perfect for mixing up in cocktails.

Inspired by tattooist Norman Collins aka Sailor Jerry the story of the rum is based on the tradition of sailors improving the flavour of their on-board rum rations. Generally there were two ways to take the edge off rum. One was to age the liquid in wooden casks, which sailors rarely bothered with. The other way was to blend in spices which is what most sailors did and it's what Sailor Jerry do best.

Sailor Jerry was an exacting craftsman. His tattoos were precise, bold and flawless. Even the riggings on his clipper ship tattoos were nautically accurate. They craft their rum to a similar standard, going out of our way to find the best Caribbean rums to make Sailor Jerry Spiced. The ones that make the cut are blended together to create the ideal base for an unmatched recipe of natural spices.

The higher proof spirit is historically accurate. In fact, the term “proof” comes from the method whereby sailors could assure their rum rations weren't being watered down. The ship's captain would ladle out a sample from the day's rum barrel in front of the men. He'd douse it with gunpowder, then give it a spark — if the rum was full strength, the powder ignited, giving sailors “proof” of the integrity of their rum. Staying true to the old-school tradition of spicing high proof rum results in a uniquely bold, smooth and balanced liquid.

This smooth spiced rum is ideal for mixing up in cocktails & the White Horse cocktail bar team have created three bespoke cocktails for the event. With each glass our finest seafood & shellfish plates will be served up.

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