Lugger Rum: Devon’s first spiced rum
Our Lugger Rum is inspired by the notorious local smuggler Jack Rattenbury. An adventurer through and through, Jack forged his illustrious career in the 18th Century smuggling contraband into Lyme Bay using fishing boats called ‘Luggers’.
Fast, agile and often painted black, under the cover of darkness, these Luggers were almost impossible to catch – a fact that didn’t deter the dogged custom officers who were never far behind Jack and his band of fellow privateers
Award-winning in both liquid and design, our Lugger Rum reflects the character of its namesake. Unlike most commercial spiced rums, our Lugger Rum is not defined by an overpowering vanilla characteristic. We wanted to create a spiced rum that was not defined by vanilla’s overbearing flavour, which is common among commercial spiced rums.
Instead, we wanted to bring a full spice profile to the palate, which is why we age Caribbean rum in bourbon-charred oak barrels right here in our Devon winery. Once it has been aged to perfection, we spice it with a blend of nutmeg, cloves, orange peel and a hint of vanilla.
Our careful ageing and spicing processes have resulted in a truly beautiful product, and that is not just us with a humble brag! Lugger is an award-winning Devon rum and has won such honours as Gold in the International Spirits Challenge 2019 and Gold in the Food and Drink Devon Awards 2019
We are often asked how the best way is to enjoy our Lugger spiced rum is, and our answer is simple – however you like! That being said, we have put together this helpful guide on enjoying Lugger rum which has a few ideas that you might not have thought about before.