Sailor Jerry is a straight-up, no-nonsense rum.
We craft the spirit from a selection of rums distilled in the Caribbean. Our master blenders “marry" the rums to our exacting recipe, then infuse it with our one-of-kind mix of spices and other natural flavours, most notably vanilla and a touch of cinnamon.
The result is high-quality, old-school spiced rum. An enduring classic, not a fly-by-night fancy.
Aroma: Intense vanilla, dry buttery toffee and subtle cinnamon notes
Palate: Warm spices of cinnamon & nutmeg with rich vanilla. A long dry finish balanced with a subdued sweetness and a hint of burnt toffee.
Smoothness is the key to Sailor Jerry's versatility. Enjoy it how you like it — straight, mixed or in a cocktail.
Background and History:
Maybe because it was hauled around the globe by sailors or maybe because it's just good, rum has traditionally been the most prolific of the world’s spirits. Although a few other places lay claim to their own varieties, the Caribbean is generally accepted as the heart of the rum world (which is why it's where Sailor Jerry is and will always be distilled!)
Rum has been intertwined with Caribbean culture for nearly 400 years, coming into existence alongside the sugar industry. The 1600s were the coming-out century for rum. Quality grew by leaps and bounds and so did people's taste for it. By 1789, a hogshead of the finest Caribbean rum was chosen as fit for the first presidential inauguration of an upstart nation called the United States of America. Today's Caribbean rum distillers have well over 200 years of experience perfecting the art of distillation, aging and blending.
Adding spices to rum is an old sailor’s tradition. Those first rums were crude and harsh, so seamen would blend and mix in any spices they had on hand to improve the rum’s flavour. Today the harshness is no more, but the art of spicing rum is alive and well.