Lyme Bay’s Jack Ratt products are named after notorious local smuggler Jack Rattenbury.
The name ‘Lugger Rum’ originates from the name given to the fishing boats that Jack Ratt would have used to smuggle contraband into Lyme Bay in the 18th Century. Fast, agile and often painted black, under the cover of darkness these Luggers were almost impossible to catch.
Unlike most commercial spiced rums, this Lugger Rum is not defined by an overpowering vanilla characteristic. Instead, Lyme Bay wanted to create a rum that offers a full profile of spices. As a result, we’ve aged Caribbean rum in bourbon-charred oak barrels right here in Devon before spicing it with nutmeg, orange-peel and cloves, as well as vanilla.