Rolling Fork Spirits Releases Heart of Gold Rum


January 26, 2024

Rolling Fork Spirits Heart of Gold rum with glass SQUARE

Rolling Fork Spirits announced the release of its newest small-batch rum, Heart of Gold, a blend of four lightly aged rums from Barbados and Jamaica. Heart of Gold was crafted with cocktails in mind, given its flavor profile, ABV of 50.5% and SRP of $39.99.

One cask of three-to-four year-old, pot- and column-distilled rum from Barbados were blended along with three Jamaica rums (two pot-still rums, one column-distilled rum) ranging in age from one to four years. Each rum was chosen based on what it brings to the final blend, in terms of aromas and flavors.

Each of the rums underwent secondary aging in one of Rolling Fork’s hand-selected bourbon casks. The final blend was proofed to 101-proof to make sure the rum doesn’t overpower in cocktails.

“It’s been a while since we released a spirit with cocktails in mind,” Rolling Fork Co-founder Turner Wathen said in a news release. “For the last few years, we’ve been focused on sourcing, aging and releasing super-premium, aged, cask-strength rums that are primarily crafted for sipping neat or on a rock. The time was right for us to introduce a rum with more universal appeal – a rum that will make a great Rum Sour, Daiquiri or Gold Rush.”

“We think bartenders and consumers are going to love having a new option for rum-based cocktails,” Rolling Fork Co-founder Jordan Morris added. “Heart of Gold has a great balance of citrus and berry fruits and subtle vanilla with a finish of mild baking spice and tasty brown sugar. This is a well-rounded cocktail rum that can hold its own with mixers and create high-quality cocktails at a reasonable price.”

Rolling Fork was founded in 2017 as independent blenders and bottlers of rum. Located at Starlight Distillery in Borden, Indiana, Rolling Fork uses hand-selected, casks (bourbon, rye, port, cognac and more) and rick house aging to develop unique flavor profiles.

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