The Caribbean is one of the most hypnotic, exciting and fun places that I have ever been to. I’m lucky to live in London which, ever since the Empire Windrush landed on our shores in 1948, is blessed with a rich Caribbean heritage and therefore endless establishments to go and sample some of the best of the Caribbean’s exports, from delicious Jerk seasoned food, to incredible reggae music and much more.
But what of the Caribbean’s main export? What about rum? Well unless you felt the Caribbean is all about bats, or worse, tired clichés of captains and pirates, then there was nothing out there for you – and I decided it was high time to do something about it. So enter (/stagger) stage right, The Duppy Share. An incredible tasting spirit that is designed for anyone who loves rum, and perhaps more pertinently, anyone who loves to have fun. So when you’ve grown out of playing with bats and pirates, come grab a drink with us.
WHAT IS THE DUPPY SHARE?
Duppies are dark Caribbean spirits or ghosts, originating from Jamaica and known to have a special love of rum.
As a spirit ages in barrels, a certain amount is lost through evaporation over the years. Known as the angels’ share in scotch whisky production, this is far too tame for the world of rum…
Caribbean legend has it that the dark duppy spirits swoop between the islands stealing the best share of the rum. Spirit masters, skilled in the fine art of blending, the duppies take only the best.
This is the duppy share.