Halewood Wines & Spirits has expanded its portfolio with the addition of the Rum Sixty Six brand.
The drinks firm has taken on the UK import and distribution of the rum after HJ Neill Ltd, a new craft spirits joint venture backed by Halewood, purchased a significant stake in the Bajan Trading Company, owner of Rum Sixty Six.
Rum Sixty Six Family Reserve 12 year old is distilled, aged and bottled at the Foursquare distillery in St Philip, Barbados.
The rum is distilled in small batches and aged in ex-bourbon American white oak casks, which is said to result in “a complex and balanced spirit with a long finish”.
Halewood has plans to expand the range next year with the addition of a 6 year old and a cask-strength 12 year old to the portfolio. Halewood chief executive Stewart Hainsworth said: “Rum Sixty Six offers a fantastic platform for Halewood to invest at the premium end of the rum category.”