This Fair Trade Caribbean Rum is ideal for any old sailor in your life. Made using traditional fermentation and distilling methods, this rum is made with Fair Trade sugar from Belize, for a tasty tipple, that supports sustainable farming. Each stalk is carefully hand-harvested to protect the land, then it’s aged in American bourbon barrels, for a deeper character. Around 200 rules are respected, to ensure the farmers get a fair price. This enables the growers to make a proper living, so they can educate their children and build schools.
Fair Trade is simply the certification to ensure that food, drink, fashion and other items give good money and working conditions to farmers, sometimes in the poorest regions on earth. We obviously can’t grow tea, coffee, cotton, bananas and other items in England. So in these cases, always look for Fair Trade labels, to be sure to be supporting, rather than exploiting the farmers who grow the items we eat, drink or wear.
There are many Fair Trade labels, so don’t be dissuaded if you don’t see the traditional one. In fact, some smaller versions go further (Fair Wear is a good one, if buying clothes which traces working conditions from farm to seller). Fair Trade items should not cost more. It is simply cutting out the middleman, and giving more profits to the farmers and growers and makers.
About the Maker
Fair Spirits is the world’s first Fair Trade spirits company. All drinks are made from fairly-traded ingredients like organic sugar cane from Belize, organic arabica from Mexico, organic juniper berries from Uzbekistan and organic quinoa from the high Altiplano plateau. Everything is then carefully shipped to the Cognac region of France, where master distillers and brewers take over the production process. The result is quality boozy drinks, which respect both the land and the farmers.