Since the 18th century, Rum has been associated with the great sailing ships of the Caribbean and the harsh life that prevailed on board. Rum was an important part of the ships’ provisions so that the sailors could endure the harsh conditions.
To make the rum drinkable, local spices, fruits and molasses syrup were added. The rum was aged in oak barrels on board, which added additional flavor and taste.
Fanø Shipsrum is based on rum distilled in Jamaica, that we refine and age on Fanø. The refinement consists of a two-step process of spicing and aging. First, the rum is spiced with natural spices and ingredients such as heather honey, sea buckthorn and Madagascar vanilla. Hereafter it is aged in oak barrels, which previously contained port.
Just like on the big sailing ships, we spice and age at high alcohol percentage. With a high alcohol percentage, more flavour is extracted from the natural ingredients and the casks. We have three different variant – The Siren, The Merman and Gunpowder 57. See description of taste and flavour for each variant.