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 8 Year Old Rum is aged for several years in Panama to achieve maturity, before it is imported at its full, natural alcohol level to preserve natural, aromatic richness. The rum is finished in the cellars of Maison Peyrat, France, in vintage oaks casks previously used for ageing Cognac, for a total of 8 years. This ageing imparts a round mouthfeel and an unparalleled smoothness to the rum.
• Aromas of vanilla oakiness, caramel and maple syrup are first to appear
• Woody notes follow
• Final tasting notes are macadamia and pepper
Recommended Serve: Aloha Rum Cocktail
Combine 40ml of Moko 8 Year Old Rum with 40ml pineapple juice, 40ml of orange juice, 20ml coconut milk, 10ml lemon juice and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour into a highball glass with ice and garnish with pineapple and orange slices. Visit “Recipes” for more inspiration.