With its roots going back to 1788, Smith & Cross and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica rum, with extensive cellars along the banks of The River Thames.
This rum represents the distinctively flavourful and aromatic style that made Jamaica rum famous.
Containing only heavier-bodied Wedderburn and medium bodied Plummer pot still distillates, aged in American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 57% ABV, or 100° English proof, this was the traditional strength required by the British Royal Navy.
Extremely aromatic, the flavours jump out of the glass at you. Rich tropical fruit, with pineapple and very ripe banana joined by intense darker notes of tobacco, cocoa, clove and cinnamon.
A must for many classic tiki cocktails, including the Mai Tai, it’s bold and complex character will shine through in the most heavily flavoured of cocktails and punches. Or, if you’re brave, it makes a fantastic evening sipper.