Mainbrace Rum began its journey on a sunny day at The Ferry Boat Inn in Cornwall.
As a family, we spent the day there sampling the available rums and, along with the pub’s manager, we decided there was something missing.
With the pub manager now on board, we tested various blends of flavours with mixologists across Cornwall and London.
We eventually settled on a unique blend of two distinct and never-before blended styles to produce a smooth, perfectly balanced rum. This splicing of two rums got us thinking, and, knowing the old saying of “Splice the Mainbrace”, we thought it perfectly encapsulated the product and spirit of the rum.
With that, Mainbrace Rum was born!
Our blend originates from Guyana near the banks of the Demerara river in 1670, a region that's home to its own eponymous variety of rum. Ours is crafted with rums aged between 2-5 years from 3 different stills, all bringing their own unique character and natural sweetness to the blend.
The first part of our blend comes from a double wooden pot still in Port Mourant. These stills have been making rum for the navy since 1732.
The second part is from the wooden Coffey still originally found at the Enmore Sugar Estate. This is the last still of its kind in the world.
The final part of our blend comes from an original four column French Savalle still, dating back to the 18th century.
A BLEND OF FINE RUM FROM GUYANA AND MARTINIQUE
Traditionally crafted with a modern twist, Mainbrace is a unique golden 'spliced rum'. A premium blend of unaged agricole from La Favourite Distillerie and 2-5 year old rums from 3 different stills in Guyana. Mainbrace is produced using locally sourced sugar cane as well as traditional pot and column still distillation. The same methods and stills were used to create rum for the British Navy as far back as 1732. We believe our rum speaks for itself and that is why there are no sweeteners or colourings added to our blend.
The agricole part of our blend comes from La Favorite in Martinique, which was established in 1842 and is well-known for their punchy agricoles even at low abvs. The initial earthy textures you experience when sipping Mainbrace can be attributed to this distillery. The distillery is powered on a closed loop system that uses the excess fibres (bagasse) of sugar cane to fuel its furnaces. These then create the steam to distil their Rhums making the distillery extremely sustainable. In fact, they are the last distillerie in Martinique still working purely from steam.
The nose is initially dominated by notes of dried fruits and toffee. Softer notes of apple and spices then begin to come through
The palate begins with
initial grassy notes that quickly subside to caramel and toffee
A long smooth finish with a subtle warming spiciness - an extremely well-balanced rum
Drink with Us
25ml Fresh orange juice
Top up with Ginger beer
Fill tall glass with ice
Stir and garnish with orange
Splice the mainbrace
25ml Lime juice
Add ice and stir in a tumbler Garnish with a slice of lime