The Rum Royale, the premium version of the Originals Rum, is doubled in size to 700mL and has a silver-plated label which is numbered by hand.
1 Add Liquor
You start off by adding a clear liquor like Vodka or Dry Gin. Always make sure the liquor contains at least 30% alcohol. Don’t add Rum because the woodchips will not have much effect on Rum. On the label, write down the bottle date and the type of liquor you’ve used. If possible, try using leftover liquor you have at home.
2 The ageing process
After you’ve filled up your bottle, let it age in a cool and dark place. The woodchips will slowly start to release their sweet vanilla Rum flavour and rich colour. Don’t hesitate to taste every now and then to experience how the flavours develop over time. This process takes approximately eight weeks, but feel free to find out what happens if you let it age longer.
3 Serve your own drink
After eight weeks, it is time to serve your own Rum. Filter or carefully pour the liquor before drinking it. Make sure you don’t pour any of the woodchips into your glass. Also, never eat the woodchips.
Enjoy the experiment responsibly.