Elements Eight, the independent craft rum brand, has a new addition to the range.

Elements Eight Republica is a premium aged blend of two single rums, sourced from distilleries in Cuba and Panama.

The rum is produced from 100% traditional column stills and it is non-chill filtered and aged for a minimum of five years in Bourbon casks, with an abv of 40%. The newcomer is the fourth in the range for Elements Eight.

Founder Carl Stephenson, said: “Elements Eight is a framework, a step by step process to apply a handcrafted, balanced approach to creating rums with artisan producers. I hold integrity dear and consult heavily on the liquid with distilleries, bar tenders and rum writers. Cuba and Panama have always fascinated me and I feel Republica respects the spiritual home of rum, with its rich, romantic and unorthadox roots.”

Nick Gillett, managing director at distributor Mangrove, said: “With their focus on producing unadulterated, great tasting liquid, Elements Eight has always represented the Mangrove ethos in its purest form. Republica follows suit; a fantastic tasting, interesting rum, which will appeal to the creative drinks professional and connoisseur alike.”