Refugees Rum, round 2
It took a long time but it’s finally here: the second batch of Refugees Rum has just arrived.
After a first edition, launched in late 2018 and awarded a bronze medal at the IWSC 2019, the blend signed by Ljubomir Stanisic and produced at Zimbro – Licores Serrano factory, in Serra da Estrela, returns to the national shelves, just in time for Christmas.
Just like the first time, this is a limited and numbered edition, with 2450 bottles illustrated by Mário Belém. Another aspect that doesn’t change is the solidarity mission that accompanies this rum, with part of the sales going to JRS Portugal – Jesuit Refugee Service, a refugees’ support institution.
The history of this rum begins in Syria and North Africa, where sugar cane comes from, which is then transported along the Mediterranean and distilled in southern Spain. In Portugal, the nectar is stored in French oak barrels that once held Ginja liqueur and Douro wine, giving rise to a rum with sweetness, elegance and subtlety – and a very Portuguese soul.