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Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

  • 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

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.

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.

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About Smith & Cross

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. Full details

About Rum/Rum Liqueurs

Haus Alpenz’s suite of sugarcane distillates (Scarlet Ibis, Smith & Cross, and Batavia-Arrack van Oosten) represents a unique approach to the world of rum. All of these spirits represent the most flavorful distillates we can find from traditional rum-producing countries (Trinidad, Jamaica and Indonesia, respectively). They are all bottled at modest age (if aged at all) and elevated proof, are unchillfiltered, and have no added sugar. These principles lead to rums that are both expressive and versatile. Additionally, rum is the basis of exotically flavored liqueurs, such as allspice dram, falernum and Swedish punsch, that are essential to tropical and tiki drinks as well as a variety of classic cocktails. Full details

RECIPES See all 35 recipes for this product 35 recipes available at

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 ‘Storico’

2 dash orange bitters

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with orange peel.

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 8050NVJamaicaJARum57.0%750/12T Cap5021692500949502169250095614.80 kg