Our Rums

We make three kinds of Rum

To make rum, you have to use some element of the sugarcane plant. Our choice is blackstrap molasses, a by-product of manufacturing white sugar. Blackstrap molasses contains the necessary minerals and nutrients to produce a full-flavoured rum.

We combine the molasses with yeast, nutrients, trace minerals and filtered water. This mixture is fermented for five days, distilled and finally barreled at around 58% alcohol. In Canada, rum must age in the barrel for a minimum of one year. At this point, most of our rum has aged at least five years.

Giving Back

Every time we sell a bottle of Leatherback Rum, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Canadian Sea Turtle Network—a charitable organization based in Halifax that is working to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and abroad.

Giving Back

Every time we sell a bottle of Leatherback Rum, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Canadian Sea Turtle Network—a charitable organization based in Halifax that is working to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and abroad.

Leatherback Rum
Special Reserve

SINGLE BARREL

57% alc/vol | 750 ml

Our flagship rum. This cask-strength spirit is aged in new, heavily charred, lightly toasted barrels for an unrivaled traditional-rum flavour. Can be sipped or mixed in a cocktail, but most enjoy it straight like a whiskey. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Dark and spicy, strong molasses, orange juice and grapefruit zest, fresh pepper,
coconut


PALATE

Oak and molasses for days


FINISH

Cedar, clove, rosemary, smoky campfire


Leatherback Rum 

BLENDED

40% alc/vol | 750 ml

A blend of two rums aged in different types of barrels: a new barrel (which imparts a stronger barrel flavour) and a re-used barrel (lighter barrel flavour). Perfectly conceived for mixing in your favourite cocktails. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Dry and spicy with hints of molasses, vanilla, caramel and clove


PALATE

Light sweetness from the barrel, strong molasses flavour


FINISH

Orange peel and oak, black strap molasses


Leatherback Spiced Rum

BLENDED

40% alc/vol | 375 ml & 750 ml

Similar to our 40% Leatherback with the addition of our secret spice recipe. Includes real orange peel, cinnamon and clove vapour infused into the rum, with added vanilla and caramel to create a unique sweet, spiced flavour. Ideal for cocktails. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel


PALATE

Toffee, hint of orange and classic Leatherback molasses flavour


FINISH

Sweet, light and spicy


Leatherback Rum Special Reserve

SINGLE BARREL

57% alc/vol | 750 ml

Our flagship rum. This cask-strength spirit is aged in new, heavily charred, lightly toasted barrels for an unrivaled traditional-rum flavour. Can be sipped or mixed in a cocktail, but most enjoy it straight like a whiskey. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Dark and spicy, strong molasses, orange juice and grapefruit zest, fresh pepper,
coconut


PALATE

Oak and molasses for days


FINISH

Cedar, clove, rosemary, smoky campfire


AROMA

Dark and spicy, strong molasses, orange juice and grapefruit zest, fresh pepper,
coconut


PALATE

Oak and molasses for days


FINISH

Cedar, clove, rosemary, smoky campfire


Leatherback Rum

BLENDED

40% alc/vol | 750 ml

A blend of two rums aged in different types of barrels: a new barrel (which imparts a stronger barrel flavour) and a re-used barrel (lighter barrel flavour). Perfectly conceived for mixing in your favourite cocktails. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Dry and spicy with hints of molasses, vanilla, caramel and clove


PALATE

Light sweetness from the barrel, strong molasses flavour


FINISH

Orange peel and oak, black strap molasses


AROMA

Dry and spicy with hints of molasses, vanilla, caramel and clove


PALATE

Light sweetness from the barrel, strong molasses flavour


FINISH

Orange peel and oak, black strap molasses


Spiced Leatherback Rum

BLENDED

40% alc/vol | 375 ml & 750 ml

Similar to our 40% Leatherback with the addition of our secret spice recipe. Includes real orange peel, cinnamon and clove vapour infused into the rum, with added vanilla and caramel to create a unique sweet, spiced flavour. Ideal for cocktails. Aged 5+ years.

AROMA

Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel


PALATE

Toffee, hint of orange and classic Leatherback molasses flavour


FINISH

Sweet, light and spicy


AROMA

Dark and spicy, strong molasses, orange juice and grapefruit zest, fresh pepper,
coconut


PALATE

Oak and molasses for days


FINISH

Cedar, clove, rosemary, smoky campfire


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