Barti Rum launched quietly in the summer of 2017. An idea captured by Jonathan Williams, seaweed fanatic, founder of The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company and self confessed dreamer. After a series of late nights at the time of his second daughter being born, Jonathan found himself captivated by a story he’d newly discovered, one of adventure, Pembrokeshire, passion and the deep blue sea.
With the flavours in mind and a thirst for good drinks with good friends, Barti Ddu Rum was quickly born and so this new story begins. Barti Rum is made up of a blend of the finest Caribbean rum, seasoned with not only the most vibrant notes of vanilla, clove and subtle orange, but with hand picked laver seaweed from right here on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
Never forget to raise the first glass in the bottle to the extraordinary Barti Ddu.
Often overlooked and misrepresented as being salty, we believe laver seaweed carries a beautifully delicate, savoury flavour profile, which much to our delight, does magical things to the spices and the rum itself when infused. You have to try it – it is undeniably smooth. Laver seaweed was once one of the most popular food items in South Wales. In Pembrokeshire there was once a thriving cottage industry founded around picking laver from the beaches and sending it on to Swansea to be made into laverbread.
How should I drink it?
Neat over ice with a slice of orange. Or if you’re looking for a mixer, cloudy lemonade is fantastic, or you can’t go wrong with ginger beer or cola. Check out our perfect serves for more ideas.
How do you pronounce it?
Barti Ddu is pronounced Barti Thee, or we don’t mind if you simple call it Barti Spiced! Barti Ddu, or in English Black Bart, is not just any pirate. He left Pembrokeshire to work in the navy and nearing the end of his long and lowly career, the ship he worked on was defeated by pirates. Reluctantly, and for lack of any other option,
Bartholomew Roberts joined his attackers. Quickly he excelled due to his sailing skills overlooked by the navy. During his short rein in charge Barti Ddu captured over four hundred ships, wrote the pirate code, and never entered battle without music playing. A character indeed. Learn more about Barti Ddu.
Like Barti Ddu we think you should always make good of the hand you are dealt and vow never to simply be what others perceive you to be. Barti Rum is for everyone, the extraordinary, the adventurous, the passionate and for those who never miss an opportunity to celebrate!