In 2021, four friends in Singapore put their collective heads together to introduce something fresh and modern in the rum category.

The end result was Rockpool, a wildly refreshing rum that’s an expertly crafted blend of three to five year old rums from Barbados and the Dominican Republic. Interestingly none of the four founders had a background in the spirits industry. However, having bonded over their love of rum, cultivated over the years, they set out to create something new for the spirits industry.

Inspired by exploring rock pools, the shallow pools of seawater that form along a rocky intertidal shore during the summer, the idea of Rockpool was born. Straying away from the norms of the rum world as they saw them – old, dusty with at least a hint of pirate – the group brings a fresh perspective to rum and shares the ambition of elevating and growing the category as a whole.

Drawing on the variety of rums they’ve sampled together over the years, the founders set out to create a high-quality rum that would be smooth enough to enjoy neat, but also work well in cocktails. Balancing the fine line of approachable and easy to drink, yet complex, with enough character and depth to pique the drinker’s curiosity, Rockpool Rum was born.

A Refreshing Take On Rum

With no added sugar, colour, or flavours, Rockpool blends a mix of pot and column still rums from renowned distilleries in Barbados and Dominican Republic. Blending English-style rums from Barbados and Spanish-style rums from the Dominican Republic, all aged in American oak barrels, the final product is balanced with notes of light vanilla and dried orange peel. Rockpool boasts a warm finish that makes it innately sippable, yet very mixable.

From spirit-forward drinks such as an Old Fashioned to refreshing rum classics like Mojitos and Daiquiris, Rockpool is versatile enough to create a variety of drinks on a night that could go anywhere. With a sleek and modern bottle design, Rockpool interprets rum’s nautical beginnings in a brand new way. Evoking the colours, textures and patterns found in nature, the whimsical and wild label was recently recognised with a Gold Medal by the World Rum Awards 2022.

A proud member of 1% for the Planet, Rockpool joins a global network of businesses, individuals and non-profit organisations tackling the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. Founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability, the 1% for the Planet certification is only given to businesses and individuals that commit to donating 1% of annual sales or salary to environmental causes.

Rockpool is available to purchase online (70 cl / 40% ABV) at S$95 and can be found in a variety of refreshing rum cocktails around bars in Singapore, including Lime House, Rumours Beach Club, 28 HongKong Street, Low Tide, Moonstone and Taylor Adam and more.

(Images: Rockpool)

written by.
Richard Augustin
Former chef turned writer; Richard has tip-toed around the publishing industry for two decades. When not busy chasing deadlines, you can still find him experimenting with recipes in the kitchen.

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