Release 1: 4-year-old small batch Jamaican rum
Our first release is now available at bars, restaurants and retailers in Louisville, Northern Kentucky and soon to other national markets. Enjoy straight, or use in classic cocktails like the Daiquiri or Rum Old Fashioned.
Release date: April 2019 | Barrel date: 2014 | Distilled in Jamaica | 100 proof, 50% ABV
Aromatics: rich banana | citrus | vanilla | allspice
Palate: banana | oak | butterscotch | dark fruit
Finish: clove | spice | citrus | medium vanilla
We source the best rums from distilleries around the world, and bring them to you. Here’s a look at how our rum is made.
Rum begins with sugar cane, a tropical grass plant grown in the Caribbean. Our Jamaican rum is made from molasses, a byproduct of sugar cane.
Sugar is converted by proprietary or wild yeast into alcohol. This process can last up to 15 days in a mash tun, often adding pungent (yet desirable) fruity qualities.
Pot still distillation produces full-bodied, high-proof rums in small batches. We prefer this method over column still because it gives the distiller more control.
After distillation, clear rum is often placed in used oak barrels to develop color and flavor. Our Jamaican rum was aged four years.
Honoring a distilling legacy
As independent bottlers, we deliver adventure to spirit enthusiasts through the history, complexity, and variety of the finest rums. We founded Rolling Fork Spirits in honor of Kentucky's famed Rolling Fork Distillery, established 1788. To honor this distilling legacy, we bring the finest rums (without additives) made around the globe to Kentucky, the capital of American distilling. Through blending and finishing, we craft rums that adhere to our motto: no finer spirits can be made.
-Turner Wathen and Jordan Morris, Founders