The rum for gin lovers

bora botanical rum

 Named after the Cornish word for dawn, BORA represents a new direction for rum and it is the first expression of Penryn Spirit’s desire to distil differently, and to offer a spirit that is as memorable as it is alternative.

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The Vision

Penryn Spirits was founded by Pete and Willoughby, who have harboured dreams of running a distillery together since they met at Britannia Royal Navy College over 10 years ago.

BORA represents a new direction for spiced rum. We have worked hard to offer a spirt that is as simultaneously familiar as it is exotic. Adding a Cornish botanical twist, BORA is a modern reinterpretation of a traditional Caribbean spiced rum and it is a true embodiment of Caribbean Spirit, Cornish Spice.

We set ourselves a challenge when creating BORA. We wanted to strip back the accumulated wisdom and customs of the last few centuries and create a spiced rum like no other. Different in the way it’s made, mixed, and enjoyed. Above all it had to be a rum that looked to the local, and rewrote what it means to make a British spiced rum.

100% Natural Ingredients

BORA Botanial Rum is:

A spiced rum that gets its spice from British botanicals. Lighter, dryer, and, clearer than other spiced rums. It's the perfect partner for light mixers, especially tonic and crafted sustainable, and a carbon negative product.

It is a rum that uses techniques more closely associated with gin production
Suitable for those with a gluten intolerance.

BORA Botanical Rum isn’t a traditional white or spiced run. In fact, it is not like any other rum on the market.
It contains no artificial flavours or sweeteners and is designed around heavy, sweet mixers like cola and ginger beer. It is not coloured or synthetically aged.

Distilling Sustainably


In founding Penryn Spirits Pete and Willoughby set out to create innovative products, sustainably. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do, and we are keen to ensure that we are able to play our part in decarbonising our lifestyles and acting responsibly.

We are a small firm but our desire and commitment to reducing our footprint – in terms of waste, food miles, and carbon – is large. We certainly know we aren’t perfect, but we are on a mission to be evermore environmentally consciousness and we distil this ethos into all our actions.

When founding the company we were certain that we had to start as we meant to go on. 

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