In 1869, two brothers from Bordeaux, Ernest and Maurice Lasserre, decided to create their own brand of rum, MOKO. The brothers looked for quality and tradition when selecting rums imported from Martinique and Jamaica for MOKO. They perfected the techniques of distillation and ageing to produce a superior, more satisfying rum drinking experience. MOKO RUM quickly enjoyed great success, collecting numerous awards and medals. However, in the 1960s production and distribution ceased.
In 2017, connoisseurs of great rum rejoiced in the rebirth of MOKO RUM by Philippe Peyrat and his children, Clémence and Edouard – direct descendants of Ernest Lasserre. The family are using their extensive experience in wines and spirits to resurrect MOKO, updating the methods used by their forebears to further elevate the brand.
MOKO 20 Year Old Rum is aged in Panama to achieve maturity, before it is imported at its full, natural alcohol level to preserve natural, aromatic richness. In the cellars of Maison Peyrat, France, the rum is held for several months in oak casks previously used for ageing Cognac. This imparts an incomparable elegance and greater roundness in the mouth.
• A delicate caramel bouquet first entices the nose
• Aromas of vanilla, smoky oak and intense tobacco follow
• A rich blend of figs, bourbon and grilled nuts culminate in notes evoking fine Cognac
This is a great sipping rum, enjoyed on its own at room temperature or with ice and a slice of lime.