Mangrove adds Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum
Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum has been “quietly launched” into its Cornwall heartlands, by premium spirits distributor, Mangrove.
The premium rum is a blend of Jamaican pot and column stills and is infused with ginger to give it a “bold flavour profile” alongside subtle hints of lemongrass and citrus. The rum is aged for three years and has an abv of 40%.
The brand is inspired by the Cornwall coaching inn built in 1750 and made famous in Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. Jamaica Inn first derived its name from the local landowning Trelawney family. Edward Trelawney was born in Trelawney, Cornwall in 1699 and was appointed Governor of Jamaica at the age of 39. 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. Jamaica Inn Black Ginger Rum pays homage to the style of rum the patrons would have been imbibing with the ill-gotten goods brought ashore.
Nick Gillett, managing director of Mangrove, said: “More than anything else, this is an authentic Jamaican flavoured rum of quality and commercial viability that fits with Mangrove’s ethos. 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. The name Jamaica Inn conjures up all the right images of dark rums and the historical richness with the cross over between Cornwall and Jamaica’s rumbustious past. Put simply this is “Luscious Rumbustion”.”
The drink has an rrp of £22 for 70cl.