Rum is a great portfolio spirit for both new and established craft distillers: Blackstraphas a compelling history, it’s perennially popular with consumers, versatile in cocktails, and can be packaged as a white spirit as well as aged in wood. Plus, its production is fairly straightforward given the right raw materials.
In setting up your Blackstrap Molasses distillation, we recommend an optional pretreatment of molasses, Dilute your batch of molasses to 45 Brix, and adjust your pH and preheat to 70ºC-85ºC Let this settle for 30 minutes. After the rest period, decant off the settled ash. This step clarifies the molasses and helps in all the subsequent steps of your recipe.