Equiano Rum: Freedom Meets Flavor

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Equiano Rum isn't just a spirit – it's a story bottled. Named after Olaudah Equiano, a remarkable 18th-century abolitionist and writer who famously bought his own freedom, Equiano Rum embodies the spirit of perseverance and the pursuit of a better world.

Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) 1789

Blending Continents for a Unique Taste

This remarkable spirit offers a revolutionary twist on a centuries-old tradition. In fact, this multi-award-winning premium aged rum is the world's first African & Caribbean blend.

The journey begins in Africa, where the finest sugarcane is meticulously sourced. This sugarcane base then travels to Barbados, the Caribbean island renowned for its rum-making expertise. Here, the magic happens – the African base is distilled and aged in a tropical paradise, drawing out its rich, complex flavors.

Equiano Rum Awards won

Natural Excellence for Depths of Flavor

Equiano is committed to purity. 100% natural rum, with no added spices, additives, or sugar, its deep and inviting flavors come solely from the ex-bourbon and ex-cognac casks it matures in under the warm Caribbean sun.

This meticulous process results in two exceptional expressions:

  • Equiano Original: An award-winning rum which boasts a rich amber color and a captivating aroma of dried fruits, caramel, and toffee, complemented by hints of vanilla and orange peel. The smooth palate offers a delightful balance of sweetness and spice, with a long and satisfying finish.
  • Equiano Light: Perfect for those seeking a lighter rum experience, Equiano Light offers a golden hue and a fresh, inviting fragrance of citrus and vanilla. The light-bodied taste showcases subtle notes of honey and tropical fruits, leading to a crisp and refreshing finish.
Equiano Original and Light Rum bottles with sideways light and shadows on the ground

    Beyond the Bottle, There is Equality

    Equiano Rum stands for more than just exceptional taste. Inspired by Olaudah Equiano's fight for freedom, the company dedicates 5% of its profits and £2 from every bottle sold to support grassroots organizations working towards global freedom and equality initiatives.


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    Embrace the Legacy, Savor the Flavor: Explore Equiano Rum Today

    Our take on Equiano Rum is that it's more than just a premium spirit – it's a story of resilience, a celebration of heritage, and a commitment to a better world.

    With its unique blend of African and Caribbean influences and its dedication to natural excellence, Equiano Rum offers a truly unique rum experience.

    We're delighted to have Equiano Rum on our shelves at Speak Easy BKK, allowing you to discover a world of flavor with a purpose.

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