How rum is made

Here’s your crash course on rum. Rum is a distilled alcoholic drink made from sugarcane by-products, such as molasses. The molasses is fermented and distilled until it becomes a clear liquid, which is then usually aged in oak barrels.

Ok, let’s not go into more details…

Our idea was to blend different types of naturally processed rums without sugar or other additives to invent a golden combination. 

The good news is: we found it! So what’s in it?

Three to 5 year old rum from Barbados, a country that is known for its English style rum. This rum has a wonderful, authentic flavor topped off with great smoothness. We blend this with Dominican Republic rum, with a similar 3 to 5 year old age. The rum from this area is referred to as Spanish style rum, known for its sweeter taste. To add some funkiness and fruitiness to this combination, we added a wee bit of the Jamaican pot still rum. The finishing touch of our unique and superb rum blend!

Mates Islands Rum


The chief of the family and iconic to Mates. The Mate 700 ml is a perfect serve for retail or throwing a party.




Just below the Mate but above the label. In other words, a 350 ml bottle, perfect for a gift.


Mini-Mate a.k.a. Travelmate

Our youngest in the family but oh damn what a cute one. The 100 ml is a perfect one for tasting or to travel with. 


Retail Mate?


Nevertheless, we are still busy looking for new places, hotspots or more. Are you  interested in incorporating our rum into your business? Please feel free to contact us through email or leave you contact details on our website so we can get in touch with you!

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