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Elements Eight releases Republica

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

Republica is an aged blend of two single rums, sourced from distilleries in Cuba and Panama. The rum is produced from 100% traditional column stills, which the brand claims debunks the myth that only “quality” rums can be made by blending pot and column distillations.

Republica is non-chill filtered and aged for a minimum of five years in Bourbon casks and has an ABV of 40%.

The launch of Republica sees the Elements Eight range grow to four, the others being: Elements Eight Vendôme Limited Edition; Element Eight Platinum; and Elements Eight Exotic Spices.

Carl Stephenson, founder of Elements Eight Rums and creator of Republica, comments: “Elements Eight is a framework, a step by step process to apply a handcrafted, balanced approach to creating rums with artisan producers.  I hold product integrity dear and consult heavily on the liquid with distilleries, bartenders 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 unorthodox roots”. 

Nick Gillett, managing director at Mangrove, adds: “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.”

Elements Eight Rums are available via Mangrove ( or 0203 409 6565), with an RRP of £25-27

30 April 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor