Rum inspired by Jamaica Inn makes UK debut

A new Jamaican rum inspired by a famous smugglers cove in Cornwall has launched in the UK through distributor Mangrove.

Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum 1750 is aged for three years and is inspired by the Cornwall coaching inn built in 1750, made famous in Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. Jamaica Inn first derived its name from the local landowning Trelawney family. Located on Bodmin Moor, the inn originally provided a watering hole to hide smuggler’s plundered Caribbean contraband of Jamaican rum and botanicals, including ginger. Bottled at 40% abv, the new rum blends Jamaican pot and column stills spirit with ginger, lemongrass and citrus. Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum 1750 offers “greater depths of flavour” to classic long drinks made with cola, tonic or ginger beer to create a Jamaica Mule. “More than anything else, this is an authentic Jamaican, flavoured rum of quality and commercial viability that fits with Mangrove’s ethos,” said Nick Gillett, managing director of Mangrove. “Jamaica Inn is a brand, which we are focusing on building at the forefront of our Mangrove rum portfolio that we will drive into the growing premium rum market. It has that unique Jamaican ‘funk’ flavour with the presence of a well-balanced quality, ginger flavour throughout." Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum has an RRP of £22 for a 70cl bottle and will be targeted at both the on- and off-trade. International distribution is currently being sought.