Tres Hombres Lands The Rum That Heralds A New Dawn In Sustainable Trading
We have a new rum in stock that has made quite a remarkable journey across the world's oceans in the form of the New Dawn 18 Year Old Caribbean Rum
. This is a very limited edition tot as there are only 870 in existence. This fantastic product from The New Dawn
Traders has come across on a sail powered only vessel named Tres Hombres. Tres Hombres made landfall in Falmouth harbour for the second time in as many years bearing a delivery of rum and cocoa beans from the Caribbean in her hold. This magnificent vessel is the only engine-less transatlantic cargo ship in the world and has just completed her fifth journey to the Caribbean and back. Owned and operated by Fair Transport Shipping in partnership with the New Dawn Traders based in Cornwall, Tres Hombres is pioneering a return to shipping goods by sail in a sustainable manner. New Dawn Traders are an independent trading company who are devoted to establishing a maritime culture based around fair trade ships plus the communities and goods that can benefit and be traded through them. They sell products made from sail shipped cargo that are crafted by local artisans here in Falmouth and the surrounding area and turned into New Dawn products. New Dawn Traders have the long term ambition of adding their very own vessel to the hopefully expanding international sail powered fleet. Tres Hombres initially launches from Holland (where she was built
) and makes stops in France, Norway, Portugal, The Canaries, Brazil and the Caribbean before returning via Bermuda, the Azores and Falmouth before completing the journey back in Holland. The vessel carries back the rum and cocoa for New Dawn Traders but is also stocked with coffee, molasses, wine and chocolate bars; when you consider this is all achieved completely emission free then you can imagine the positive impact if more people started trading this way.
This rum started life in the hills of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic where it was specially distilled for New Dawn Traders by master blenders Oliver and Oliver. This solera rum has been matured in American Oak barrels before crossing the Atlantic on the Tres Hombres where it aged a further 45 days out on the open ocean. Once landed, it was taken by horse and cart to the Rebel Distilling Company in Penryn where it's blended with fresh Cornish spring water. The rum is very smooth with notes of butter, tropical fruits, spice and a slight maritime character mixed with oak. Unlike last years offering, the finish on this is long and satisfying with a much greater body throughout the whole drinking process. You can get a bottle of New Dawn Rum for yourself by following this link.