The Tidal Rum
Tidal is a golden aged rum infused with oak smoked Pepper Dulse seaweed foraged during spring tides in Jersey.
To create Tidal, the distillery have developed a blend of four aged golden Island rums from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Dominican Republic. The rums are enhanced by the unique characteristics of Pepper Dulse. The deep earthy truffle helps to balance the rum, enhancing the blend to create a more complex and refined drink.
Within this unique blend is the following; Firstly, a three year aged column distilled rum from Trinidad with a herbal high intensity. Secondly, a traditional Jamaican pot still rum aged for two years with a fiery herbal marine taste and earthy depth. Thirdly, a Bajan blend of pot and column distilled rums aged for three years with a raisin and oak finish. Lastly, the longevity of a Dominican column still rum distilled from cane juice and aged for two years providing long lasting salted toffee finish. All the rums in the blend are aged in Ex-Bourbon American white oak casks.
Pepper Dulse (“Osmundea pinnatifida”) is a little known Jersey delicacy. It can only be harvested seasonally (December-May) on spring tides. A species of red alga, a small but perfectly formed seaweed, widely found in sheltered rocky shores around Britain and Europe clinging to rock from the mid-tidal range downwards. Generally red in colour, it can show a wide range of colouring from yellow-buff to a dark red - almost black.
Pepper Dulse was selected for its intense moreish palate surprising hints of mineral, earthy truffle, and aromatic, subtle garlic and peppery flavours. Raw Pepper Dulse has an incredible rich deep and earthy flavour. When foraging it is important to trim rather than pick. The ambition is to create and maintain an environment in which Dulse can flourish in clean water and optimum conditions.
Our rum is a drink for the end of a long week, the start of a night of adventure, to share with friends or to warm the soul. Tidal is best served on the rocks. Its smooth, oak finished, wholesome flavour warms, replenishes and evokes memories of the seaboard - reminding you of what life is all about.