WIRSPA launched the Authentic Caribbean Rum marque in 2008

WIRSPA launched the Authentic Caribbean Rum marque in 2008

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) has confirmed three additions to the portfolio of rums allowed to display its "marque of provenance" for rums from the Caribbean.

The trade association said earlier this week that Hampden Estate Gold, Monymusk Plantation Special Reserve and Westerhall Vintage will all carry the marque, which launched in 2008. The news brings the number of companies that have availed their brands of the badge to 18.

“These new rums that have joined the Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque, meet all of the criteria established by WIRSPA and reinforce the diversity of rums available under the marque,” the trade association said.

“They will form part of the educational campaign about the ACR Marque currently taking place in key European Markets, targeted at professionals in the drinks and spirits sector.”

Hampden Estate and Monymusk Plantation both hail from Jamaica, while Westerhall Vintage is produced in Grenada.