Florida craft rum producer, Wicked Dolphin, has partnered with Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing to launch the first rum in their limited release Wicked Dolphin Brewer’s Series.
Wicked Dolphin Brewers Series is a combination of aged craft rum with some of Florida’s top craft breweries. To create the Brewers Series, Wicked Dolphin filled used American Oak Bourbon barrels with Cigar City’s tropical style stout, ‘Da un Beso a la Botella’. After 10 months of rest, the stout was drained and the barrels were filled with Wicked Dolphin’s 2-year-aged rum. The rum then aged another year to become Wicked Dolphin Rum Brewer’s Series.
The bourbon, rum, stout and oak all blend together to create a truly unique flavor. Wicked Dolphin’s Brewer’s Rum series with Cigar City Stout is reported to have warm notes of vanilla, oak and a hoppy finish.
“At Wicked Dolphin, we love experimenting. A lot of the team was brewing beer well before distilling rum, so the Brewer’s Series is a natural fit for us. We have some great breweries working with us throughout Florida, and we’re going to have some fantastic rum. What better way to start than, with one of the premier breweries in Florida and with our friends at Cigar City Brewing” – JoAnn Elardo, Wicked Dolphin Rum owner
Wicked Dolphin’s Brewer’s Series is a very limited release found at selected stores. Bottled at 46% ABV (92 proof) the 750ml bottles carry a MSRP of $47.99.
Update: Saturday, February 13th, 11AM – Wicked Dolphin Brewer’s Series Cigar City Brewing limited release is at the Distillery. Plus, a limited tasting of Cigar City Brewing ‘Da un Beso a la Botella’ which is no longer in distribution.