Backwoods Reserve

duncs-vermont-backwoods-reserve-rumOur premium rum.

Dunc’s Mill Backwoods Reserve is our highest-caliber, reserve-label pure rum. Distilled from both pure sugar cane and dark molasses, Dunc’s Backwoods Reserve is a traditional amber rum with a distinctly Dunc’s twist.

We age the Backwoods in specially selected small barrels of Hungarian oak in order to obtain a complex but surprisingly smooth flavor profile. Notes of sweet spice and vanilla round out this unique spirit.

We call the Backwoods our ‘sipping rum’ and recommend it neat or on the rocks – but it’s also a one-of-a-kind substitute for whiskey cocktails!

Please try Dunc’s Backwoods Reserve in these delicious cocktails:

Dunc’s Old Fashioned

  • 2 ounces Dunc’s Backwoods Reserve Rum
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 splash club soda
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 Maraschino cherry

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the bitters, sugar, orange, cherry and club soda. Remove the orange rind, add rum and fill with ice. Garnish with a fresh orange slice and cherry.

The Woodsman

  • 3/4 ounce Dunc’s Backwoods Reserve Rum
  • 3/4 ounce Bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur

Fill a short glass with ice cubes. Add the rum, whiskey and coffee liqueur. Stir and enjoy.

Dunc’s Grog

  • 1 ounce Dunc’s Backwoods Reserve Rum
  • 1 ounce Dunc’s Maple Rum
  • 1 ounce Dunc’s Elderflower Rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce passionfruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce almond syrup
  • Sprig of mint

Combine ingredients in a standard cocktail shaker, with ice. Shake well, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with the mint sprig. 

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