Jamaica Cove Black Ginger Rum Exclusive To Drinkfinder
We are proud to present a rum close to our Cornish roots. Jamaica Cove Rum, named after the famous Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, uses pot still and column still rums from Hampden, Claredon and Worth Park distilleries on Jamaica. The result is a silky smooth full strength rum with hints of lemongrass and citrus fruits, and the warmth of ginger on the finish.
Jamaica Inn is one of Cornwall's most well known landmarks, having been immortalised by Daphne Du Maurier in the book of the same name and also for its reputation as being a hot bed of supernatural phenomenon. Originally built as a coaching inn in 1750, its main purpose was to offer weary travelers a place to rest and was originally owned by the important landowning Trelawney family. It derived its name from the fact that Edward Trelawney was appointed Govenor of Jamaica between the years of 1738 to 1752.
Smuggling was rife off the coast of Cornwall as was wrecking, deliberately luring ships onto the rocks and then looting them once they floundered. The Jamaica Inn offered respite for these shady individuals and was a great place to hide and divide the booty before moving it on.
Under the cover of darkness and the moonlight as their guiding light, the landing crew would bring ashore their plundered barrels of rums and botanicals from the Caribbean, prized ingredients of ginger root and cacao nibs. Once in the stables next to the Jamaica Inn, they would mix their rums with the ginger and put some aside for themselves to imbibe in the cold of the night. Rumbustious behavior ensued as the smugglers enjoyed the fruits of their labours and lit up the Jamaica Inn with tales of seafaring skullduggery.
To celebrate the rich and storied past of the Jamaica Inn, this special rum has been created that allows you to drink rum the likes of those old world smugglers would have done. We highly recommend that you discover the hidden depths of this full-bodied dark ginger rum that works well either neat or with cola.