Over the last few weeks, we’ve been travelling round the country for the CUT RUM cocktail competition regional rounds. For our next stop, we were back down south again to vibrant seaside resort, Brighton! You would have found us in a hidden townhouse bar overlooking i360 British Airways and Regency Square.
First of all, we would like to thank The Fix for letting us use your space and for being an amazing host!
Now, onto the winner…
Congrats to Ben Ziehm-Stephen!
We had the pleasure in tasting two yummy drinks, ‘Cut My Life Into Pieces’ and ‘Last resort’. ‘Cut My Life Into Pieces’ was a bold, no nonsense turbo shandy. Ben perfectly balanced the cinnamon and fiery ginger notes of the Cut Spiced Rum with citrus and hops. He utilised the popular, pungent aroma and taste of Brewdog’s pink grapefruit American style IPA ‘Elvis Juice’. The zesty bitterness of the grapefruit, orange and citra hops with the butterscotch and vanilla of the Cut Spiced Rum was a perfect marriage of flavours.
‘Last resort’ was a vibrant and complex drink with flavours of dark chocolate, oak, sweet molasses and a nose of citrus, aniseed and coffee. The bitter sweetness of the blackberry liqueur cut straight through to complement the guava’s flavours of pear and strawberry. This perfectly bought together the whole drink and its use of the Cut Smoked Rum. The use of Absinthe adds a complexity to the drink and highlighted its sweetness with flavours of liquorice root, fennel and star anise.