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.
Barti Ddu, or in English Black Bart, wasn’t 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, he never entered battle without music playing. A character indeed.
With the flavours in mind and a thirst for good drinks with good friends, Barti Ddu Spiced Rum was quickly born and so this new story begins. Barti 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.