What are “Uncharted Rums”? These are rums I have not yet had the pleasure of reviewing. This is my way to highlight and promote great rums from around the world that might be unfamiliar to most rum shoppers. So until I am able to review each of these rums they shall remain “Uncharted” to me.
Colorado’s 808 Distillery recently added two rums to their line of expressions: Red Canyon Rum and Red Canyon Spiced Rum.
Formulated to function more as a sipping rum rather than a mixing rum, 808 Distillery’s latest craft spirits, Red Canyon Rum and Red Canyon Spiced Rum, are distilled and aged in one-gallon quantities.
Headquartered in Eagle, CO, 808 Distillery is only in their second year of operation. The company built a small red building that sits next to co-owner Claude Seeman’s home. Seeman and partner Jeff Leonardo designed and built the building themselves. That “do-it-yourself” drive carries over to the production of their spirits. Their first expression, Leo’s Limoncello, is a lemon-flavored liquor that launched in 2014.
Built by Kentucky’s Hillbilly Stills, 808 Distillery uses a copper & stainless-steel still. Red Canyon Rum is aged with oak chips while Red Canyon Spiced is infused with vanilla and cinnamon.
808 Distillery is named after the property’s address. They do not sell their product on site but the hand-crafted spirits can be found in local liquor stores and restaurants.