The idea for Mainbrace Rum was first conceived at The Ferryboat Inn in Cornwall back in July 2018. And in October 2019 the idea became a reality when it launched onto the market at RumFest in London. Then, on 31 July 2020, came the launch of Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum. The launch commemorated the 50th anniversary of Black Tot Day. (On 31 July 1970 the Royal Navy abolished the daily rum tot, served for 325 years to generations of naval ratings).
Earlier this month, Mainbrace Rum won two gold awards at the prestigious Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021 competition. It received the accolades in the ‘Gold Rum – Super Premium’ and ‘Gold Rum – Overproof’ categories.
Mainrbace Rum is blended from two distinct rum styles – English Navy Rum from Guyana and French Agricole Rhum from Martinique.
Judges commented on the notes sponge cake and dark chocolate” and complimented the sweetness and slight dryness of the Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum’s blend. In the case of Mainbrace Navy Strength Rum, the judges commended its distinctive “elegant nose”, “bold and silky palate” and “nice vanilla sweetness with some dryness from the wood”.
Richard Haigh, Co-Founder of Mainbrace Rum, said:“We’re really overwhelmed by the positive feedback. We look forward to developing the brand further over the next year.”