Larmandier-Bernier x The Night Flight Orchestra – Midnight flyer – 50cl
Collaborator: The Night Flight Orchestra & Larmandier-Bernier
Spirit: Champagne barrel aged rum
Age: 8 years
Artwork: Lars Mangebajer
Produced and bottled in Denmark 2020
Midnight Flyer is the world’s first champagne barrel-aged rum. A groundbreaking collaboration conjured up by Phantom Spirits, Larmandier-Bernier, and The Night Flight Orchestra.
8 year Barbados rum was laid to rest in the dark, yet decadent hollow of a champagne barrel from the biodynamic Chardonnay kings that is Larmandier-Bernier. Pulled from the charred pit of scorched oak and smothered embers, the Barbadian rum is saturated in dense notes of flavorful tobacco, green mango, vanilla, toffee and burnt brown sugar. The heavy, tropic warmth of the base rum is lifted skywards by a fresh breeze from the vine-clad emerald green slopes of Côte de Blancs in Champagne, contributing with a bright fruitiness and subdued acidity. Born in an unknown bypass of the transatlantic jet stream, Midnight Flyer, though unconventional to its core, is the result of a true match made in heaven.
Phantom Spirits is a council established to disrupt the new world spirits order by infiltrating the purveyors of injustice by the way of the shadow. Phantom Spirits was born out of the ashes of the long standing Mikkeller/Copenhell spirit collaboration, a sinister-themed annual release, spearheaded by former Events and Communications manager Mixen Lindberg. Launched in late 2016 by Mixen Lindberg, Frederik Plum, owner of Den Klodsede Bjørn Vodka, and Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, as a way of pursuing the many ideas and concepts that were developed during the creative process in conjuring up these, often provocative, heavy metal spirits, Phantom Spirits entered the scene with their progressive beer barrel aging rum project, and are currently knee deep in multiple collaborations with different producers within the fields of spirits, beer, wine, food, and more. Expect the unexpected.