Thameside Rum Company

by Matt Perkins in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st April 2019 we successfully raised £10,611 with 147 supporters in 28 days

We're starting a craft rum revolution in the UK by bringing real authentic English style Caribbean rum back to the banks of the River Thames

by Matt Perkins in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Funds raised will go towards purchasing our first batch of rum.

Any extra funds will be reinvested in the business as we officially launch to the on and off-trade.


We need to raise £10,000 to get Thameside Rum Company up and running.

Our first rum recipe is finalised and our bottles, labels and fulfillment are all set up & ready to go. All we need now is a little extra funding which will contribute towards purchasing our first batch of rum.

If we succeed and meet our target, bottles of our first batch of rum, which you will have helped to fund, will be sent out at the end of April

Rewards are only available to over 18s. All rewards include postage and packaging but unfortunately we can only accommodate deliveries to mainland UK.

If we fail to reach our target, our dream of starting a craft rum revolution in the UK will not be realised and all pledges will be returned.

Thameside Rum Company is a British based spirits company specialising in producing unique blends of aged Caribbean rum inspired by the traditional English style rums that were imported, blended and stored in British dockyards dating back to the 18th Century.

We combine the craft of traditional Caribbean rum production with the heritage of blending these rums in the dockyards along the River Thames to create unique great tasting rum blends. We work with some of the oldest and most prestigious distilleries in the Caribbean in order to support the future of traditional authentic rum production.

Our mission is to change consumers’ perception of rum and kick start a craft rum revolution here in the UK by championing authentic ‘Cane-to-Cask’ rum production

Our Cane to Cask philosophy is one centered around Authenticity, Integrity & Transparency.

Unlike many of the larger brands dominating the UK market we don’t hide behind elaborate tales of pirates, captains or sea monsters…we let our rum do the talking! We pride ourselves on only ever using the best rums in our blends made from scratch from sugar cane molasses using authentic rum production methods. 

We also disregard the commonly accepted practices of some of the larger rum producers who often add colouring to their rum to give the appearance of aging and also add sugar and flavouring to ‘smooth’ out the harshness of their large scale manufactured industrial distillate. We never compromise on quality and don’t cut corners, which is why our blends never contain added sugar, flavourings or colourings.

Finally we are 100% transparent about what goes into our blends and the process by which each rum is made, including accurate age statements for each individual rum. The colour you see in our blends comes from the rums interaction with the wooden casks as it ages over many years so what you seen in the bottle is real rum from ‘Cane to Cask’.

Our first rum to be launched is a unique blend of the finest aged Caribbean rum from Jamaica, Barbados & Guyana inspired by the traditional English style blends that were imported, blended and stored in British Dockyards dating back to the 18th Century.

The exact make up of these blends are, still to this day, a closely guarded secret and they were widely considered to be the smoothest rums around at the time. Its aged components create a level of complexity which makes for an excellent mid-level sipping rum, but its smoothness and balanced flavour profile also lends itself to a wide range of cocktails and punches.

It’s made up of three fantastic rums coming from three of the most prestigious distilleries in the world who pride themselves on authentic Caribbean rum production;

- 100% Pot Still Rum from Jamaica Aged for 4 Years

- Pot & Column Still Rum from Barbados Aged for 5 Years

- Pot & Column Still Rum Blend from Guyana Aged for 2-5 Years

The three rums are blended and then reduced down to bottling strength, bottled and labelled just a stones throw away from the banks of the River Thames.

No sugar or colourings are added at this stage so the rum you see in the bottle is pure rum from ‘Cane to Cask’.

The result is an incredibly smooth rum blend which is complex enough to stand up on its own as a sipping rum but smooth enough to be served with a mixer or form the base of a wide range of cocktails.

So far we have self funded the project investing time and money in the design & branding through to the sampling and development of our first rum blend. It's taken around a year to get to this stage but we believe we've got a fantastic, great tasting product with a strong brand identity.

We currently only have a handful of sample bottles of our rum. All we need now is one final push to help towards purchasing our first batch and get us up and running.

We believe Crowdfunding is a fantastic opportunity to raise our brand awareness, start spreading the word about real rum and, more importantly, give you the opportunity to buy a bottle of our amazing rum from our first batch before it officially launches to market later this year.

We need £10,000 to contribute towards purchasing out first batch. Any excess funds raised will be reinvested in the business through purchasing additional stock or fund marketing efforts as we launch to the on and off trade later in the year.

We have a wide range of fantastic rewards below for you to choose from ranging from exclusive first batch rum bottles, branded mugs and cocktail shakers as well as group rum tasting experiences.

Get involved and be a part of kick starting a #REALRUMREVOLUTION in the UK today!


Please note - all rewards are available to over 18s only.

All reward prices include postage and packaging (UK mainland only) and will arrive with you by the end of April 2019.

If you don't feel that you can pledge at this time we hope you will still support us by sharing our campaign with friends, family and colleagues to help spread the word about real rum and start a real rum revolution in the UK.

Thank you for your support! 

Matt

Founder, Thameside Rum Company

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

20 of 20 claimed

EARLY BIRD - Bottle of Rum and branded shaker

70cl bottle of Signature Blend rum from our first batch along with a Thameside Rum Company branded cocktail shaker. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only). EARLY BIRD OFFER - Only a limited number available at this discounted price. Once they're gone they're gone!

£20 or more

Pair of Branded Enamel Mugs

A pair of our Thameside Rum Company branded enamel mugs. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£35 or more

30 of 30 claimed

EARLY BIRD - Bottle of Signature Blend Rum

70cl bottle of Signature Blend rum from our first batch. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only). EARLY BIRD OFFER - Only a limited number of bottles available at this discounted price. Once they're gone they're gone!

£38 or more

Bottle of Signature Blend Rum

70cl bottle of Signature Blend rum from our first batch. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£50 or more

Bottle of Rum and Branded Cocktail Shaker

70cl bottle of Rum Signature Blend rum from our first batch along with a Thameside Rum Company branded cocktail shaker. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£65 or more

Bottle of Rum with Branded Mugs and Shaker

All you need to get up to some 'Rumfoolery'. A 70cl bottle of Signature Blend rum from our first batch along with a pair of our branded enamel mugs and branded cocktail shaker. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£70 or more

Two Bottles of Signature Blend Rum

We like our rum so much that we're confident that one bottle wont last you long. Pick up two 70cl bottles of our Signature Blend rum at this discounted price. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£95 or more

Two Bottles of Rum with Branded Mugs and Shaker

The perfect party starter...Two 70cl bottles of our Signature Blend along with a pair of our branded enamel mugs and branded cocktail shaker. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£180 or more

5 of 20 claimed

EARLY BIRD - Case of Rum

Six 70cl bottles of Signature Blend Rum from our first batch. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only). EARLY BIRD OFFER - Only a limited number available at this discounted price. Once they're gone they're gone!

£200 or more

Case of Signature Blend Rum

Six 70cl bottles of Signature Blend Rum from our first batch. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£365 or more

Years Supply of Rum

Twelve 70cl bottles of Signature Blend. One for each month of the year at just £1 per day. Over 18s only. Delivery included (UK mainland only).

£650 or more

An Evening of Rumfoolery

Get your friends together for a rum tasting experience for up to 20 people. We will come to your venue (UK mainland only) *subject to availability and dates* and host a rum tasting and cocktail making session including lashings of rum, mixers, garnishes as well as branded merchandise for all to take home. Perfect for corporate or private bookings. Email info@thamesiderum.com for more details on this reward.

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