Equiano Rum is the world’s first African and Caribbean rum, one that brings together two worlds, the old and the new. The award-winning spirit was crafted by industry legend master distiller and blender Richard Seale. It’s a blend of rum from Gray’s Distillery in Mauritius as well as rum from Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. The first is column-distilled and aged in French Limousin oak and ex-cognac casks for a decade. It then gets shipped to Barbados, where it is blended with rum that has spent 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels and then bottled at 86 proof
Equiano Rum Liqueur Tasting Notes
Nose: Leads with vanilla, toffee, fruit, and oak on the nose.
Palate: Fruit flavors, with raisin, banana, and plenty of citrus notes.
Finish: Lengthy, with a pleasant sweetness. Accompanied by oak and spice undertones.
Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Nigeria. Enslaved in his youth, he worked in the Caribbean before ending up in the United Kingdom. There he traded rum, eventually saving up the 40 pounds that he needed to buy his freedom. He would become one of the first African writers to have their work published in the UK and the US and it was his work as a freedom fighter, revolutionary, and abolitionist that would put his mark on history. This rum pays tribute to his legacy and his name. This rum pays tribute to his legacy by giving 5% of company profits to ground level freedom and equality projects annually.