JimmyRum Import Series Barbados Rum is meticulously hand crafted by JimmyRum (Australian Craft Distillery).
JimmyRum is a craft rum distillery with an audacious goal, to change the way Australians think about rum. Uncomplicated, unpretentious and unruly, JimmyRum are putting together rums that are distinctive and downright delicious.
While their primary goal is to titillate your taste buds and warm the soul, they’d love to educate as many of you as they can about the beauty and distinctiveness of rum styles from around the world. They will be producing a wide variety of rum—dark, light, spiced, agricole, and cachaça. Why do you have to wait two years for our “RUM”? Australia, like many other countries around the world have regulations to protect the quality of “Rum” sold in the country. Therefore JimmyRum cannot label any of their product as “Rum” until it has spent two years ageing in an oak barrel (where it will be well spoken to, loved and caressed regularly to ensure it grows up positive and happy).
So, what will we be selling at first? A variety of (not quite rum) spirits made from the same ingredients we are putting in the barrels to become “Rum”, as defined in Australia.
For Chief Ideas Man and Director James McPherson, a 20 year career at sea as a marine engineer was coming to an end. He started a ridiculous rumour of opening a rum distillery. Who’d have thought that would come true? The idea started to grow and before James knew it, he was on a trip to North America, the Caribbean and Europe to do some deep and thorough research on craft distilling (it must have been a tough trip!). Arriving home, well and truly bitten by the craft spirits industry, James was inspired by the incredible passion the distillers had for their product and the craft.
So there you have it. What started as a ridiculous rumour is now JimmyRum—a passion project to distill premium craft Australian rum. Join us for the journey, starting with JimmyRum Import Series Barbados Rum!