Our premium range of rums have been created to honour the memory of a family member John ‘Swift Nick’ Nevison – The Glamorous Highwayman
John Nevison, 1639-1684, became a famous robber and highwayman, waylaying travellers and stealing their valuables. Seen by some as a modern-day Robin Hood, he never used violence against his victims.
Nevison famously galloped 200 miles from Gad’s Hill in Kent to York in a single day to create an alibi. After finding lodgings in the town, he strolled over to the local green at 8pm and struck up a conversation with the Lord Mayor of York who was bowling. He was arrested but his clever alibi led to his acquittal. He was later nicknamed ‘SwiftNick’ by King Charles II.
With a nod back to the smuggling of old, we import a fine Guyanese Rum.
We then add botanicals from Swift Nicks secret recipe, and steep then distil again then barrel age to produce a unique smooth botanical Rum.
With sweet vanilla notes on the nose, the palate is smooth with vanilla, caramel and fruit notes with a slightly warming spice from our two exotic peppers. Serve over ice with the mixer of your choice or serve neat to truly experience the abundant flavour.