When many people think of the early days of the Caribbean Islands, images are conjured up of galleons on the high seas, pirates like Henry Morgan, the sugar estates, and of course, Rum.
Sugar cane has its origins in the islands of present-day
As the Spanish and Portuguese began to venture out into the Atlantic Ocean, they
planted sugar cane in the Canary and
|Most Rum is made from molasses. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which contribute to the final flavor. Jamaica is renowned for the quality of its Rum. The Jamaican Rum used in the manufacture of our very fine Rum cake, is a Golden Rum, also known as Amber Rum. This medium-bodied Rum requires several years aged in oak casks or barrels, to give the smooth, mellow feel to our palates; also having a very distinctive aromatic flavour that helps to make our cake simply the best.|
Back in those colonial times, tavern keepers routinely flavoured Rum with cinnamon, clove, mint, cherry juice, bilberries, juniper
berries, milk, nutmeg, vinegar, beer and even dried pumpkin.One such popular drink
without what became known as eggnog, to be imbibed on Christmas morning. What an absolute delight!
We have taken all the expertise of centuries past, and developed our own treasured recipe, bringing to you THE BEST EVER,
Olde Estate classic Rum Cake