If gin is still a thing, could rum be next? The drink that once was confined to disereputable uncles is becoming more and more popular. 

Jamaica Cove Black Pineapple Rum has landed; a 100% pure Jamaican rum, it is laced with pineapple, for a tropical flavour. 

It is aged for up to three years and has an ABV of 40%. Jamaica Cove Black Pineapple Rum is the perfect base for adding depth and pineapple’kick’ to classic Pina Coladas – currently tipped by bartenders as the “Next Big Thing” on the UK cocktail scene.

Jamaica Cove Rum draws its inspiration from tales of smugglers landing on Cornwall’s beaches in the dead of night in small skiffs. 

The coves around Falmouth became a favourite smuggler’s haunt; shipwrecks were marooned off the rocky Cornish coast and the coves were used to conceal the plundered cargo – including Jamaican Rum and pineapple – on board.

Pineapple is the fruit most associated with the Caribbean.  It was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus on his inaugural trip to the region and subsequently plantations were established by the British, Portuguese, French and Dutch to satisfy demand.

The pineapple has been adopted as a symbol of hospitality across many cultures and has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity both as an ingredient and design motif.

The Pina Colada

50ml Jamaica Cove Black Pineapple Rum

25ml coconut cream

15ml Single cream

25ml pineapple juice

Put all the ingredients into a blender, add a scoop of crushed ice & blend.

Pour into a sour or Collins glass and garnish with thick slice of pineapple.

Jamaica Cove Black Pineapple Rum has an RRSP of £26 (70cl) and is available from:

Master of Malt:     www.masterofmalt.com

Drink Finder:          www.drinkfinder.com

Amazon:                 www.amazon.com