Smith and Cross

Smith and Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

Smith and Cross - Gold - Jamaica

750ml (57% ABV)

$40.99


FROM THE PRODUCER

Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

 

In addition to using Smith & Cross in tiki drinks, one can showcase its high esters in a classic Daiquiri or Mai Tai. Do not confine its ability to rum classics. The modern Kingston Negroni is a cocktail beloved by many bartenders. The rum’s baking spices mingle with the sweet red vermouth while the caramel note is balanced by the gentian-forward red bitter. In a similar vein, stir Cocchi Vermouth di Torino with Smith & Cross, a little maraschino and orange bitters for a Martinez with a reggae beat.

The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Its history dates back to 1788 with a sugar refinery located at No. 203 Thames Street by the London Docks. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica rum, with extensive cellars along the river Thames. Smith & Cross today stands as successors in trade to Smith & Tyers and White Cross, both having previously operated side by side for generations in the house of what is today Hayman Distillers.

Smith & Cross Jamaica Rum contains only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits and spice and earthy finish. This is old-school rum, without the now-common influence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. The complexity and flavor depth of this Navy Strength (57%) rum makes it a cornerstone of classic rum drinks, and the best Jamaican rum for providing the richness that punches and Tiki drinks require. The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s most prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum.

Caribbean Milk Punch

Shake with ice:
1 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
0.5 oz bourbon
1 oz vanilla syrup
1 oz heavy cream
Pour into a goblet.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Jamaica Daiquiri

Shake with ice:
1.5 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
0.75 oz lime juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Double-strain into a coupe.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

Mai Tai

Shake with ice:
1 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
1 oz The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum
0.5 oz orange curaçao
0.75 oz orgeat syrup
0.75 oz lime juice
Double-strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig.

Palmetto No. 1

Stir with ice:
1.5 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
1.5 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
2 dash orange bitters
Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with orange peel.

Quoit Club Punch

Build in a punch bowl:
16 oz lemon oleo-saccharum (2 cups raw sugar and the peels of 12 lemons)
juice of 12 lemons
Stir to dissolve.
Add:
2.75 cups Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum
2.75 cups cognac
2.75 cups Henriques & Henriques Rainwater Madeira
1 block of ice


Funky, Navy-strength pot-still rum from Jamaica
-Notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits & spice; earthy finish
-Complexity and flavor make this a cornerstone of classic rum drinks
-Use in tiki drinks, the Daiquiri, Mai Tai or Kingston Negroni
-Smith & Cross traces its lineage to a historic English rum trader


A top pick for tiki and tropical drinks, this practically begs for lime juice. Scented with warm honey notes, the palate shows lots of brown sugar and spice, plus an enticingly untamed, funky finish (the fabled *hogo*). Since it's “navy strength,” you might not want to sip it straight up—the producer wisely recommends exploring the profile first in a daiquiri—though it's smooth and interesting enough if you want to try


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FROM THE PRODUCER

Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

 

In addition to using Smith & Cross in tiki drinks, one can showcase its high esters in a classic Daiquiri or Mai Tai. Do not confine its ability to rum classics. The modern Kingston Negroni is a cocktail beloved by many bartenders. The rum’s baking spices mingle with the sweet red vermouth while the caramel note is balanced by the gentian-forward red bitter. In a similar vein, stir Cocchi Vermouth di Torino with Smith & Cross, a little maraschino and orange bitters for a Martinez with a reggae beat.

The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Its history dates back to 1788 with a sugar refinery located at No. 203 Thames Street by the London Docks. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica rum, with extensive cellars along the river Thames. Smith & Cross today stands as successors in trade to Smith & Tyers and White Cross, both having previously operated side by side for generations in the house of what is today Hayman Distillers.

Smith & Cross Jamaica Rum contains only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits and spice and earthy finish. This is old-school rum, without the now-common influence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. The complexity and flavor depth of this Navy Strength (57%) rum makes it a cornerstone of classic rum drinks, and the best Jamaican rum for providing the richness that punches and Tiki drinks require. The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s most prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum.

Caribbean Milk Punch

Shake with ice:
1 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
0.5 oz bourbon
1 oz vanilla syrup
1 oz heavy cream
Pour into a goblet.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Jamaica Daiquiri

Shake with ice:
1.5 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
0.75 oz lime juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Double-strain into a coupe.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

Mai Tai

Shake with ice:
1 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
1 oz The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum
0.5 oz orange curaçao
0.75 oz orgeat syrup
0.75 oz lime juice
Double-strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig.

Palmetto No. 1

Stir with ice:
1.5 oz Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
1.5 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
2 dash orange bitters
Strain into a coupe.
Garnish with orange peel.

Quoit Club Punch

Build in a punch bowl:
16 oz lemon oleo-saccharum (2 cups raw sugar and the peels of 12 lemons)
juice of 12 lemons
Stir to dissolve.
Add:
2.75 cups Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum
2.75 cups cognac
2.75 cups Henriques & Henriques Rainwater Madeira
1 block of ice



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