The History of Rum - British Navy Styles  |  7:30pm Friday the 5th of May 


Welcome to the first of a 4 part series of tastings focusing on the world of rum, each tasting a snapshot of the history of rum, its styles and stories.  Each tasting will include 5 x 15ml samples of exceptional rums that excel in representing the field in which they fall.  These explorations in to the world of rum are perfect for all levels of drinkers - enthusiasts and beginners alike, so whether rum is your passion or just becoming your thing, come join us on this voyage through the world of rum in the Casa de Vinos Lounge. 

Included in this tasting:

Antigua Distillery 7 Year Old 2015, Single Bourbon Cask, 65% abv 

Caroni Distillery 18 Year Old 1998, Rum Nation, 55% abv 

Travellers Distillery (Belize) 13 Year Old 2007, Single Cask for The Nectar, 62.6% abv

Foursquare Distillery (Barbados) 8 Year Old 2013, Single Boubon Cask, 63.5% abv 

New Yarmouth Distillery (Jamaica) 2 Year Old 2020, PX Cask, 58.1% abv


Event #1 - British Navy Style Rum 

British Navy Style Rum has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century, when the British Royal Navy began issuing rum as part of a daily ration to sailors. The practice of issuing rum to sailors continued for more than 300 years, until it was finally abolished in 1970.


The rum that was issued to sailors was a style known as Navy Rum, which was specifically designed to withstand the rigors of life at sea. It was typically a dark, full-bodied rum that was aged for several years in oak barrels. The high alcohol content of the rum also helped to preserve it on long voyages.


During the 18th and 19th centuries, British Navy Rum became famous around the world. It was used as a form of currency, and was often traded or used to pay sailors. The popularity of Navy Rum also led to the establishment of many rum distilleries in the Caribbean, which became the primary source of the spirit for the Royal Navy.


Today, Navy Style Rum is still produced in many countries, including the UK, Jamaica, and Barbados. While it is no longer issued as a daily ration to sailors, its rich history and unique flavor continue to make it a popular choice among rum enthusiasts.


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