Bambarra Rum is the result of over 2 years of hard work by many people. The concept developed out of the need for the Turks and Caicos Islands to have its own rum like so many other great Caribbean islands. A rum that properly represented the quality and heritage of the Turks and Caicos. Great time was spent insuring that we had the best Caribbean rums available for blending and that we developed a product that represented the culture and heritage of the islands. Inspired by one of our original settlements in picturesque Middle Caicos, it takes its name from the home of the African settlers who were delivered to our shores by the winds of fate aboard the wrecked slave trader Trouvadore in 1841.
A life of freedom was theirs upon landfall; at a place they called Bambarra Beach. From there they planted the seeds of a nation. With them came traditions and culture that those who live and enjoy the Turks & Caicos island still enjoy today – such as the colorful Masquerading party, intricate craft weaving, and the fine art of smoothly blended sugar cane rum. Everyone who worked on the creation of this product feels that we have succeeded in creating a rum that embodies all that we set out to achieve. Both the white and gold 2 year old blends are very smooth for such young rums and are of a quality that they can be enjoyed straight up but truly come to life when mixed in classic cocktails like the Cuba Libres, Mojitos and rum punch.
The 8 year old blend is exceptionally smooth and displays strong Vanilla, Oak, Cinnamon and Nutmeg notes in both the nose and on the pallet. This rum should first be enjoyed on the rocks and also in premium cocktails where the richness and character of the blend will come through. It is also with excitement and result of a lucky twist of fate that the US funded Ships of Discovery Marine Archeology Institute have announced that they are confident that after 15 years of searching they have found the wreck of the Trouvadore.
The ship that was the inspiration for this rum and also the cultural link that fueled the development of this nation over 150 years ago. To honour this discovery and the cultural significance it represents, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Bambarra Rum will be donated to the Turks & Caicos National Museum in Grand Turk, and the TCI National Trust, both of which protect and honor our valuable historical assets, including those on Middle Caicos, the inspiration for Bambarra Rum.