Equiano Rum

This brand describes itself as the world’s first African and Caribbean rum, and was created by rum authorities Ian Burrell and Richard Seale in October 2019.

The brand’s bottlings boast a blend of rums derived from two distilleries: Barbados-based Foursquare Rum Distillery, where Seale is master distiller, and Mauritius-based Gray’s Distillery. The brand is named after African-born writer and freedom fighter Olaudah Equiano, and often donates proceeds from bottlings to its partner, an international human rights charity called Anti-Slavery International.

Equiano has also worked closely with the charity to facilitate content creation, marketing and advertising to underpin the campaign and raise awareness of the charity’s vital work.

In a pledge to continue the support, education and training for people born into and forced into slavery today, Equiano Rum has helped to strengthen Anti-Slavery International’s core work while ‘going beyond the pour’ to celebrate the historic legacy of Olaudah Equiano.

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