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Monthly Archives: August 2018

  1. Boozy Baking with Craft56° - Banana Rum Bread

    To celebrate the return of Great British Bake Off tonight, we thought we would try our hand at creating our own showstoppers featuring some of our very own spirits in the recipes!

    Each month we'll make a different bake or cake using one of our Scottish craft spirits.

    Boozy Baking with Craft56

    After plenty of research and taste testing, this time we’ve chosen to start with a Banana Rum Bread recipe. Simple to make to ease ourselves in but still packs plenty of flavour. Could it be worthy of a Hollywood handshake? We’ll leave that for you to decide!

    We’ve included our recipe below, so feel free to join in and impress your own judges (aka friends and family) wit

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  2. The History of Rum in Scotland

    Craft rums are well and truly on the rise in Scotland, with some experts predicting that the spirit could even follow in the footsteps of the ongoing gin revolution. But did you know there are some connections between rum and Scotland that date back as far as the 17th century? Here we’ll provide a brief history of this connection, and outline some of the latest Scottish craft rums for you to try!

    Scotland’s Rum History

    Before delving any further into rum’s ties with Scotland, we’ll first outline how rum is produced. Essentially, the spirit is made by distilling cane juice along with other by-products released during the processing of sugar. Rum was initially distilled by European Colonists and African slaves in the Caribbean as far back as the early 17th century and was then introduced to England via sailors and returning travel

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