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VIP Bar hosted by Craftwork

VIP Bar hosted by Craftwork

2020 VIP Bar hosted by Craftwork

NRB20 is delighted to announce that the VIP Bar this year will be hosted by Craftwork.

Entrance is by invitation only.


3 Products to Debut in the NRB20 VIP Bar

Burla Negra

Burla Negra Rum

Named after the ship run  by ruthless Spanish pirate, Benito Soto, Burla Negra Rum is made by selecting premium Caribbean rums and aging them for 24 spring tides in Albariño wine casks, in Galicia, Spain. After ageing a small amount of seawater is added to round out the flavours and create an intensely flavoured rum that replicates the rum that pirates used to drink.

Back in the days of sail, crews used to keep their rum casks in the bottom of the ship for ballast, only bringing them up to the deck when they needed more rum. Once the cask was emptied, it was filled with seawater and returned to the hold for ballast. Since casks are never fully emptied, any new rum added had some old rum and seawater from the cask. This “ships solera” created more complexity and a touch of salinity.

Cockspur Rum Punch

Cockspur Rum Punch

An authentic Rum Punch based on the Bajan traditions, it’s blend of natural juices are infused with a generous helping of Cockspur Rum. Available in 250ml cans and 5L & 10L bag-in-box for the on-trade.

Cockspur Rum Punch bag-in-box provides a consistent stable rum punch for bars to serve from the box, using a font, or large glass jars that create appetite appeal for customer. The 250ml cans are perfect for events and home delivery via Uber Eats or Deliveroo.

Puffing Billy Steam Vodka

Puffing Billy Steam Vodka

Puffing Billy Steam Vodka is the purest expression of the barley spirit pot-distilled from locally-grown barley at The Borders Distillery. Distilled through copper for purity, and then steamed through charcoal for smoothness – the resulting vodka is brimful of character with an incredible creamy mouthfeel. Steam Smoothed. Never Filtered.

Filtration would strip away the delicious flavours and soft textures of the barley, so the task of smoothing the spirit is handed to Puffing Billy, the Borders Distillery’s Carterhead Still. The Borders Distillery is Britain’s most significant new distillery, based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, it’s the first Whisky distillery in the Borders for nearly 200 years.