Using old casks requires a lifetime of knowledge in the art of blending. When a cask is burned on the inside the result is charred wood that swells and increases the surface area and makes the cask tight. The old casks used for Non Plus Ultra Series are burned longer than usual which means that the blend can penetrate deeper into the wood grain that has never been in contact with alcohol before. The carefully selected rum used in this blend in combination with these matured superior designer casks is the secret to the unique Non Plus Ultra taste. Nothing is left to chance, not the beautifully faceted carafe, not the deep glow, and certainly not the enjoyment you will experience when you try your first taste. This is truly world-class. Its Non Plus Ultra – Black Edition with a very rich and creamy taste of almonds, orange, and a nose of butter caramel.
Peach and milk chocolate, butter caramel.
Milk chocolate with hints of almond and orange, very rich and creamy, towards the end with a hint of tannin.
Gingerbread with orange glaze.
|Non Plus Ultra Black Edition||Peach and milk chocolate, butter caramel.||Milk chocolate with hints of almond and orange, very rich and creamy, towards the end with a hint of tannin.||Gingerbread with orange glaze.||Mahogany||42% vol.|
Non Plus Ultra means ‘nothing further beyond’ in Latin. An expression said to have been engraved on the Pillars of Hercules, as a warning to mark the boundary between the known and unknown world in the Strait of Gibraltar. A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra “Black Edition” is likewise found on the border between the known and unknown; only the very best drops from aged rum barrels are used to create this ultimate blend from A.H. Riise.
150 years ago, A.H. Riise put Danish rum from the West Indies on the world map under the trademark “Old St. Croix”. The island of St. Croix – The Garden of the West Indies – was the center of cultivation of sugarcane and the production of sugar in the Danish West Indies from the early 1700s. The by-product molasses was used to make rum. To this day, the heart of our blends continues to be distilled on molasses.
Old St. Croix Rum ~ 1955 bearing A.H. Riise’s signature. A.H Riise rum has been marketed under various trademarks including Old St. Croix Brand, Riise’s Guava rum and A.H. Riise rum, all now under the umbrella of A.H. Riise Spirits in Denmark.
5 cl Non Plus Ultra Black Edition
2.5 cl Cream Sherry
1.5 cl Cold Brew Espresso
2-3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
- Stir all with plenty Ice, Love & Patience
- Strain into a chilled coupe over a large rock of ice
- Garnish with a dehydrated fig
6 cl Non Ultra Plus Black Edition
1.5 cl Herbal Digestive Liqueur
1.5 cl Banane Du Brasil
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
- Stir with plenty ice
- Strain over a huge block of ice into a chilled glass
- Garnish with a dehydrated blood orange wheel
A fantastic sweet and gentle blend with the flavour of ripe fruit and warm spices. We named it Non Plus Ultra which means ‘nothing further beyond’ in Latin.Read More