Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum

The Chris Blackwell Story - First it was Reggae. Now it's Rum...


Chris Blackwell hails from one of Jamaica’s oldest merchant dynasties, the Lindo family, who first came to the island in 1625. His grandfather owned J. Wray & Nephew—renowned for distilling the best rum in Jamaica – which in 1916 took over the celebrated Appleton’s brand. The family tradition is therefore continued with the introduction of Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum, developed from Chris Blackwell’s own versatile recipe.

With his music label, Island Records, Chris brought the best of Jamaican reggae to the world, now he brings you the finest Jamaican rum, made from Jamaican sugar cane and distilled by Jamaican workers.


This isn't a simple light rum. Blackwell Rum, known by Jamaicans as 'Black Gold', is colourful, rich and complex, like the spirit of the island. 



Tastefully luxurious and effortlessly stylish, Blackwell Rum is characteristically Jamaican, with a dark amber hue, and a slight spicy aroma of orange peel and tropical fruit spice. It also has a special funky edge, a kind of eclectic, toffee-like sweetness that brings something fresh to the genre: “the strongest hint there is of burnt coconut,” says Blackwell; and that flavour surely emerges, along with toasted oak and the lingering citrus, all with a very smooth delivery. “I think Jamaica's somehow blessed as an island. And that's why I insisted my Blackwell Rum be a dark, Jamaican rum, made in Jamaica.”

 The key to Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum’s punchy style lies in the island's love of pot stills and long fermentation times; it is this method of production which gives this luxury rum not just added weight but a pungent intensity. Blackwell Rum blends effortlessly with other spirits or can be enjoyed neat, Chris Blackwell’s preferred favourite.

Tasting Note: A beautiful bright, dark bronze colour with red highlights. Smells deeply of Demerara sugar, molasses and treacle. In the mouth, the full-blown molasses comes across like cocoa bean and chocolate cake frosting, lasting long into the finish.


Gold Medal - The Spirits Business Global Rum Masters 2015

Gold Medal - Rum Bahamas Festival 2015


70CL / 40%


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