Our rare blend of unadulterated aged molasses rum comes from world class distilleries in both Barbados & Mauritius. Blending the best of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, Equiano is aged for a minimum of eight years, then married and finished in ex-Bourbon casks.
Carefully cultivated in two different yet distinct tropical climates, means Equiano matures at a far faster rate than many other dark spirits, delivering a liquid that is like no other.
Olaudah Equiano was an african born writer, abolitionist, traveller and one of the earliest freedom fighters in cultural evolution. Through careful saving and selling of rum, Olaudah paved his way to liberation and went on to inform the abolition movement.
Our liquid follows his journey, from Africa to the Caribbean, Our ethics, beliefs and morals mirror his too. We aim to support freedom of spirit through every bottle we sell. Donating a percentage of our profits to an equality project annually.
More to follow on this as we proceed, for now we just want to celebrate our liquid and pay homage to the man.
Being a world's first is a bold statement, one that we honestly respect.
Challenging the status-quo, mixing the old with the new, merging different cultures, blending techniques from two different distilleries to create an entirely unique product of premium quality.
Our rum is a collaboration between two purists, the prestigious Gray’s distillery in Mauritius and the award winning Foursquare distillery in Barbados.
The result is everything we hoped.