Jester White Rum


Our new award-winning (IWCS Silver) white rum, fermented and double-distilled in Warwickshire.

Jester White Rum

Our exciting new Jester Rum is 100% British made! The name is inspired by the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits just yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace 

We skilfully and slowly ferment quality British molasses to craft a flavoursome base for our rum. It’s then distilled twice to create a premium handcrafted British spirit.

Jester White Rum gives you soft citrus notes complemented by sweet summer fruits, combined with a buttery mouth feel and a stunning molasses finish. 

bottle of jester rum and glass


Its smooth nature makes for a great sipping rum. 

Alternatively, mix it up in your favourite rum cocktail or go classic with premium cola and a squeeze of lime.

British made from scratch
here in Stratford upon

shakespeare distillery asset

Quality British ingredients

Unlike many large-scale rum producers who use sugar, we use British molasses. Molasses are a by-product of sugar production and yields a much greater flavour profile. As a small craft distillery where sustainability is important, using what many see as a 'waste' product fits with our ethos perfectly! Where we cannot compete with the big spirit producers in volume, we pride ourselves on the highest quality and exquisite flavour of our spirits.
a photo of equipment during fermentation

Molasses fermentation

Gin gets it flavour from being distilled with botanicals whereas rum’s unique flavour and alcohol comes from fermentation. By importing their base rum, a distillery will have no control over the flavour of the fermentation. Shakespeare Distillery’s own fermentation is a 7-day process in which the unique combination of yeast, water and sugar creates both flavour and alcohol, bubbling away slowly in ‘Titania’, our large fermenter. Named after the queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a piece of craftsmanship in her own right, Titania has a capacity of 2000 litres and she allows us to constantly monitor PH levels, temperature and the specific gravity. Come join us for a distillery tour to see her up close, where we will explain how she works in more detail.
a photo of equipment during fermentation


Our Jester White Rum is distilled twice in our still, Ophelia, concentrating the flavours and alcohol. The first distillation is called a stripping run and it creates a spirit around 40-50%, known as the low wines. The second distillation is known as a spirit run, where low wines are distilled into a delicious white rum. To make our unique Jester Spiced Rum, we distil our Jester White Rum a third time with a blend of both classic rum spices and a couple inspired by the Tudor period.
a photo of equipment during fermentation


All operations are performed by us onsite. This means we ferment, distil, bottle, label, seal and distribute all from the distillery building and all by hand and in small batches with love, care and attention.
a bottle being labelled

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