Jamaican Rum Marques Roundup

All Jamaican rum distilleries make a variety of distillates, from very light rums, up to extremely flavorful and funky. Each batch of rum falls within one of their “marques. Jamaican distilleries register their marques with the Jamaica Spirit Pool.

Some famous marques from times past include:

  • Common Clean (80-150 gr/hL AA)
  • Plummer (150-200 gr/hL AA)
  • Wedderburn (200-300 gr/hL AA)
  • Continental (700-1600 gr/hL AA)

You may recognize the Plummer and Wedderburn names, as they’re referenced in regards to Smith & Cross.

If you want to dig deeper into Jamaican distilleries, start here.

In reading below, it’s worth noting that the highest ester level allowed for export by Jamaican regulations is 1600 gr/hL AA.

Hampden Estate

NameEster Level gr/hL AANotes
LFCH85-120
LROK200-400“Light Rum Owen Kelly” ?
HLCF500-700 “Hamden Light Continental F” ?
<>H900-1000 Aka “Diamond H”
HGML1000-1100
C<>H1300-1400
DOK1500-1600Dermot Owen Kelly (?)

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Long Pond

NameEster Level gr/hL AANotes
CRV0-20
CQV20-50
LRM50-90
ITP/LSO90-120
HJC/LIB120-150
IRW/VRW150-250
HHHS/OCLP250-400
LPS400-550
STC^E550-700
TECA1200-1300
TECB1300-1400
TECC1500-1600

Sources: Personal communications

Worthy Park

NameEster Level gr/hL AANotes
WPEL< 60Worthy Park Extra Light
WPL60-119Worthy Park Light
WPM120-239Worthy Park Medium Light
WPH240-360Worthy Park Heavy Light
WPEUp to 800Worthy Park Extra

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