Equiano Spirit Cartel distribution partnership

Premium rum brand Equiano has announced its first exclusive UK distribution partnership with Spirit Cartel. Equiano launched to the UK market in October 2019, presenting a premium Afro-Carribean dark rum that “blends two cultures, two distilleries and two islands.” Following a successful year, with a multitude of on-trade listings in the UK, including Sketch, Annabel’s, …

Mad City botanical white rum

Foxhole Spirits, which creates Hyke Gin, has unveiled Mad City, a botanical white rum featuring design from Bristol-based urban artist Sled-One. Mad City is said to add “more depth, flavour and complexity” to white rum, marrying 100% Fairtrade certified rum from Jamaica, Guyana, the Dominican Republic and Barbados with a recipe of 25 sustainably sourced …

Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Twin Fin rum

Cornish distillery Tarquin’s, which is celebrated for its premium gins, is moving into the rum category with the launch of Twin Fin. Inspired by the coasts of Cornwall and the Caribbean, the new spiced golden rum is created using Cornish copper pot stills, blended with Jamaican pot still rum and a light, column-still rum from …

Navy Island Rum

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 …

Finders Spirits

Yorkshire-based Sloemotion Distillery has unveiled its new seven-strong Finders Spirits range, featuring gins, vodkas and rums. The collection, which taps into consumers’ “spirit of adventure”, has been created using “bold, intriguing flavours” from around the world. Fruits of the Forest Gin contains 19 botanicals, including orange peel, mint and ginger, to bring out the sweetness …

Liv Rum

Scottish micro-distillery Matugga Distillers is debuting its new Liv Rum collection, which features three rum variants and two flavoured rum liqueurs. Inspired by the nation’s love for craft spirits and locally-made produce, Liv is handcrafted with natural and seasonal ingredients. The new range includes two white rums – Pot Distilled White Rum (42.5% ABV) and …

Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

The Duppy Share Home Rum kit

Premium rum brand The Duppy Share has launched Home Rum, a self-isolation kit for rum lovers, with all profits going to Hospitality Action. While the country is being confined to their homes, The Duppy Share is “spreading the rum love” and calling the UK to enjoy Netflix and chilled cocktails. The Home Rum kit features …

Captain Morgan Tiki

Diageo-owned rum brand Captain Morgan is rolling out a tropical rum-based spirit drink for summer. Available in 70cl format, Captain Morgan Tiki is inspired by the adventures of the Captain through the South Pacific Islands. It is bottled at 25% ABV and “packed with pineapple and mango flavours”. The launch of the new variant is …