Biggar & Leith has announced the U.S. launch of Spytail Black Ginger Rum, imported from France.
Spytail is based on a 19th Century French recipe of ageing Caribbean Rum with fresh ginger and spices in the barrel, the company says. The rum is distilled in the Caribbean and then aged, spiced and blended at a distillery in the Cognac region of France.
“We’re seeing that ginger is becoming a seriously popular flavor among cocktail consumers,” says Elwyn Gladstone, founder of Biggar & Leith, in a press release. “Moscow Mules, Dark & Stormy and premium ginger beer are all booming.”
The Spytail brand “celebrates the French deep-sea pioneers and the submarines within which they plunged to terrifying new depths,” the company says. The name Spytail is inspired by the submarines of old and the bottle’s round shape is based on a Bathysphere (a primitive form of submarine).
The Spytail bottle has a porthole embossed on the front and back and hidden within it are the co-ordinates of the final resting place of Jules Vernes. The navy blue and orange striped label, based on a French Naval signal flag, is adorned with engineering details from original submarine designs.
Spytail is bottled at 40%-42% ABV and retails for a suggested price of $21.99-$23.99per 750-ml. bottle.