Launched at the end of 2019, Mainbrace is a family-owned brand based in Helford Passage, Cornwall. Encapsulating the spirit of the sea, Mainbrace Rum is a blend of two styles that have never been bottled together before: English Navy Rum from Guyana and Agricole Rhum from Martinique.
The first spirit in the Mainbrace range to be launched was the Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum, a unique “spliced” sipping rum produced in the Caribbean using locally sourced sugar cane and traditional pot and column still distillation – the same methods that were used to make navy rum for the British as far back as 1732.
The Mainbrace brand embodies the spirit of the sea, a message exemplified by Mainbrace brand ambassadors and British Sailors, Double Olympian Saskia Tidey and upcoming talent Freya Black. Encouraging the brands key values – courage, teamwork and friendship.
The name Mainbrace is inspired by the naval term to “splice the mainbrace” – A naval phrase that celebrates courage, teamwork and friendship forged in the heart of battle. In the days of sail, the main mast was steadied, or braced, with a thick rope called the mainbrace. If it was cut by enemy fire in battle a team of naval sailors had to splice the mainbrace back together under enemy fire to save the ship and win the battle. As a reward for successfully achieving this titanic task, the captain would order the ship’s purser to issue a double ration of rum or gin to the team of sailors as a toast to victory.
Available to buy at mainbracerum.com