Following a rich history it is our honour to inherit and hand down the distilling tradition from generation to generation. Jogaila Rum black is a part of it!
Jogaila Rum black is produced by distilling 100% genuine sugar cane several times in a copper boiler. Subsequently, the specific aging process takes place in oak barrels that were previously used for the delicious 8 year old Nestville Whisky Master Blender, which was declared by Jim Murray (the Whisky Bible) to be the Europe’s best whisky in 2019.
Aging and blending takes place exclusively in wooden oak vats, which are made of European oak. The storage premises, where the temperature varies from -25 ° C to + 25 ° C during the year, significantly affects the quality of the rum itself.
Jogaila Rum black is characteristic by its woody aroma and sweetish taste with a soft whisky tinge.
Vladislav II. Jagelo (in Polish Władysław II Jagiełło), the original name of Jogaila, was the Lithuanian Grand Duke and the King of Poland (1386 – 1434). He is considered a founder of the Jagel dynasty. In 1386 the Grand Duke Jogaila in Krakow received a Christian faith by marrying Hedwiga of Anjou (Jadwiga of Anjou), a daughter of the Hungarian and Polish King Ludovit the Great, who granted the city of Stará Ľubovňa many privileges in 1343, one of which was the right to the free service on tap. The wedding was attended by noblemen and affluent people from near and far regions. Among the gifts the newlyweds were given was also a sugar cane juice. Jogaila tasted the juice and its sweetness amazed him. The cane, however, could not be grown in the Central European conditions, so he kept this gift for special occasions.
It is year 1412, the Polish-Hungarian bordertowns are being burnt down. War is raging in Central Europe. However, there is a new hope for peace at the Ľubovňa Castle. The King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxembourg and King of Poland Vladislav II. Jagelo met at the castle to sign the peace treaty between Hungary and Poland. During this stay, Vladislav remembered the gift he had received at the wedding with Ludovit’s daughter. He asked servants to bring the barrel. After 26 years, the gift in barrels fermented and created a new yet unrecognised drink – the predecessor of today’s rum. After the tasting by both Kings, the treaty was much easier to sign and peace consolidated between Hungary and Poland. The Treaty also provided for mutual support and assistance in the event of a threat to the countries.
Jogaila Rum is a tribute to this extraordinary event and a revival of the story of this region.