Neptune Rum is already making waves with a rum that makes no apology for playing on the seafaring imagery and history of rum on the high seas. It’s distilled in Barbados by Richard Seale, a fourth-generation rum master who is at the top of his game and extremely well regarded in the rum world. Neptune is aged in American bourbon oak barrels in the Caribbean, which means the rum matures more quickly.
The Neptune name originated from a dream and with rum having such strong association with sailors, there’s no title more fitting than that of the Roman god of the ocean.
It will be no surprise when we tell you that Neptune Rum isn’t produced in Cheltenham, in fact it’s distilled at the Four-Square Distillery in Barbados by Richard Seale who is a world aficionado on rum and owns and runs the distillery. Between them they have created a totally organic, beautifully golden and smooth-blend of eight, five and three year aged single distillery authentic golden rum. It’s aged in American bourbon oak casks allowing the rum to mature at a quicker rate meaning Neptune Rum three year old has the style and quality of a much older aged rum.
Within 2 years, Neptune has bagged over 45 prestigious global awards, notably winning Best British Rum Brand, Best Barbados Rum and Gold at the the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. They are also the headline sponsor at this year’s Lakefest and the sole rum brand available at the world famous Cheltenham Jazz Festival proving that supporting local events is something they strongly believe in.
As always with any new spirit, you will try and find a comparison with a recognised brand. This is different from anything we have tried. It’s not dark, nor is it spiced, it’s a wonderfully made golden rum that is perfect over ice or with a splash of Fever Tree Madagascan Cola (this stuff is a game-changer) and squeeze of lime or in an Espresso Martini that you can see below.