traditionally crafted with a modern twist
A BLEND OF FINE RUM FROM GUYANA AND MARTINIQUE
Mainbrace Rum began its journey on a sunny day at The Ferry Boat Inn in Cornwall. We had spent the day watching the gig rowers racing on the river and as one boat's crew celebrated their latest win with a tot of rum, we knew we wanted to bottle that moment of celebration and friendship.
As a family of varied tastes we wanted to create something that would fit perfectly into a refreshing long drink, a sophisticated cocktail or to be savoured neat. We eventually settled on a unique blend of two distinct and never-before bottled styles to produce a smooth, perfectly balanced golden rum with no additives.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!
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.
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.
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.