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
OWH40-80
LFCH85-120 “Lawrence Francis Close Hussey” (Per Christelle Harris)
LROK300-400“Light Rum Owen Kelly” ?
HLCF500-700 “Hamden Light Continental F” ?
<>H900-1000 Aka “Diamond H”
HGML1000-1100
C<>H1300-1400
DOK1500-1600Dermot Owen Kelly (?)

Sources:

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

Clarendon/Monymusk

NameEster Level gr/hL AANotes
MLT / MBS / MLL< 60 Column still
MBK / AH60-90 Common clean
CHP / MPG90-125 Common clean
EMB125-175 Plummer style
MMW200-300 Monymusk Wedderburn (?)
MLC500 Monymusk Light Continental (?)

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

Sources:

Defunct Jamaican Distilleries

Years are last known operations

  • Barnett: Medium rum.
  • Bernard Lodge: Light rum.
  • Bog (1948): Incorporated into Monymusk. Medium rums
  • Cambridge (1947): Incorporated into Long Pond. High ester rums.
  • Caymanas Estate: Light and medium rum.
  • Frome (1938-1968): Many marks, up to light continental flavoured.
  • Georgia (1939): High ester rums. Destroyed by fire.
  • Gray’s Inn
  • Green Park (1955):  Plummer rum.
  • Holland: Light rum
  • Innswood: Wedderburn. Incorporated into National Rums of Jamaica.
  • Ironshore (1951):
  • Jamaica Sugar Estates
  • Kew (1949): High ester and Wedderburn rum. Light rum.
  • Raheen (1947): Incorporated into Appleton. Light rum.
  • Richmond-Llandovery: Plummer rum.
  • Rose Hall (1960):  Light rum.
  • Serge Island
  • Sevens: Light rum.
  • Vale Royale (1959): Incorporated into Long Pond.  Made Wedderburn rum.

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