Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was developed after loads of historical research into maritime rums. The all-natural spices and flavors we choose give our rum a smooth taste characterized by top notes of vanilla and cinnamon. More than anything else, it's our spicing that's responsible for the distinctive character, smoothness, and versatility of our rum.
Spiced rum is a blender’s game and it’s one they’re very good at. As a family distiller that started with whisky, they have some of the most talented blenders in the business.
Their higher proof spirit is historically accurate. In fact, the term “proof” comes from the method whereby sailors could assure their rum rations weren't being watered down. The ship's captain would ladle out a sample from the day's rum barrel in front of the men. He'd douse it with gunpowder, then give it a spark — if the rum was full strength, the powder ignited, giving sailors “proof” of the integrity of their rum. Their higher proof rum is ideal for holding the character and richness of our spices. It pulls everything together and actually makes the rum smoother.