Rockstar Spirits, an independent rum brand based in Manchester, has been awarded triple gold at the Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021for its Captn Webb’s Two Swallows Citrus & Salted Caramel, Pineapple Grenade and Banana Bomb rum. 

The Rum & Cachaça Masters, looks to find and reward the finest rum and cachaça brands on the world stage. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the rums and cachaças are judged in a blind tasting, to discover the Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021.

For Rockstar Spirits, who saw a sales increase of 550% in 2020, this accolade will further help propel them to achieve the big plans they have in place for the year, looking to take rum connoisseurs and virgins on a journey of discovery with its unique flavour profiles.

Rockstar Spirits takes premium single distillery rums and marries them with natural flavour combinations to deliver a stunning range of award-winning spiced rums.

A home-grown Manchester brand, Rockstar Spirit was launched in November 2018  by Tom Hurst, 43, who waved goodbye to a 20-year corporate career in the drinks industry to realise his dream of launching his own rum brand and to create a rum perfect for mixing with coke.

Speaking on the accolade, Tom Hurst said: “Rockstar Spirits was born and raised right here in Manchester, and for us to receive accolades like this, having gone up against brands worldwide is really something. Three golds in one competition puts us at the Chris Hoy, Usain Bolt kind of level of performance so needless to say we are absolutely over the moon. I hope everyone else will be too when you try our Golden rums.”

Rockstar Spirits comprises three distinct series, Captn Webb’s Two Swallows, The Grenade Series and Banana Bomb.

The lucky trio awarded Triple Gold at The Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021 was Captn Webb’s Two Swallows Citrus & Salted Caramel, Pineapple Grenade and Banana Bomb rum.

Sourcing spirits from the world’s greatest rum distilleries, The Grenade and Two Swallows ranges use the finest

rum from Diamond Distillery in Guyana as their starting point, with Banana Bomb sourced from the most

awarded rum distillery in Panama that takes ethical and sustainable production to new levels.

Captn Webb’s Two Swallows range of spiced rums use the finest rum from Guyana married with incredible flavour combinations.  The name Captn Webb was inspired by Tom’s great uncle Captain Matthew Webb, the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids. He was widely considered a celebrity, with his face adorning Captain Webb Matches.

The Grenade Series from Rockstar Spirits consists of 65% premium rums, Pineapple Grenade has key notes of Pineapple & Salted Caramel. Pineapple Grenade also received rave reviews from Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on ITV’s This Morning, now considered Holly’s favourite rum.

Banana Bomb sources fair trade rum from Panama that is carbon neutral and the distillery is run entirely on renewable biomass energy.  The rum is aged for 2 years in oak ex Bourbon Casks and distilled to Navy Strength 57% abv.  Giving the incredible spirit a Rockstar twist, it is then infused with natural Banana, Spices and Salted Caramel to create an incredibly well rounded and smooth spiced rum.


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