Navy Island Rum, a brand inspired by the rich and vibrant history of Navy Island in Jamaica, is now available in the UK.
Navy Island is a small tropical island off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica. In the eighteenth century, it was used by the British Royal Navy – hence its name.
According to local legend, Navy Island changed hands in the 1940s during a rum-fuelled poker game involving a Hollywood celebrity, and to this day, it remains one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean.
Inspired by the island, the Navy Island Rum range consists of two rums: Navy Island XO Reserve and Navy Island Navy Strength.
The XO Reserve expression is a blend of hand-selected Jamaican rums, distilled in traditional Jamaican pot stills.
It is said to boast all the unique features of an aged Jamaican rum, with an “appealing, characteristically Jamaican nose, full-bodied and well-balanced profile, and a long, satisfying finish”.
The second rum, Navy Island Navy Strength, is a 100% pure pot still rum, bottled at 57% ABV. The blend is made from 11 carefully selected small batch distilled rums of various ages.
One of the signature cocktail serves for XO is the Rum Old Fashioned while the Navy Strength is suggested enjoyed in a classic Mai Tai.