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Distilling ideas and building on tradition

Distilling ideas and building on tradition

When we began, we were just a couple of friends with an idea for recreating authentic, ocean-aged rum. We’ve come a long way since then, with a talented team, an expanded distilling facility, and broad range of spirits to share.

But even though our company has grown, we’ve always kept our attention on quality, crafting every spirit by hand. It’s our love of making and sharing fine spirits that inspires everything we do. We hope that comes through in every glass. Here’s a brief look into our history...


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Our Milestones

Early 2000s

We experiment, explore the ocean floor, and recreate ocean-aging of spirits.

It took a lot of trial and error, fighting through some setbacks, and believing in our idea.
But we get there. We discover a deceptively elegant way to age rum on the ocean floor. And the results are fantastic. So we set up the first-ever undersea rum maturation site.

Autumn 2007

Someone finds our hiding place. And we find our name.

An unknown diver pulls up one of our casks and brings it to a local bar – our first improvised test audience.
The feedback is great, but clearly we need to find a better hiding place. So we search the ocean again. And move our reserves to the perfect site – an exact seven fathoms deep.

May 27, 2008

Seven Fathoms Rum launches

We did it. The first batch is ready. Parties ensue. Neptune is pleased.

Spring 2009

New Christian Carl Pot Still installed

Now we’re talking. It even resembles our Mark V dive helmet. We’re ready to kick things up.

Spring 2010

Governor’s Reserve Coconut Rum, White Rum, and Gold Rum launch

August 3, 2011

We make our first export to the UK.

God save the Queen. We hear she likes it.

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October 1, 2012

Governor’s Reserve Banana Rum, Overproof Rum, Dark Rum, and Spiced Rum launch

It’s a big day for rum.

October 22, 2012

We begin exporting to the US.

US tourists are pleased they can stop smuggling.

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January 2013

1st Annual Cayman Rum Challenge

We invited local bartenders to show us their best during our part of the Taste of Cayman Festival

Check out the action

June 1, 2013

Our new distillery opens. Big plans are afoot.

Custom-built with tasting room and production floor, our new 5000 square foot distillery helps us meet worldwide demand (thank you).

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November 1, 2013

We get some love from wine guy Marc Supsic

Watch his visit to our distillery

March 20, 2014

Gun Bay Vodka launches

We needed another reason for a party. So we unleash Cayman's first premium vodka. More great times follow.

Spring 2014

We make some nice wins

Seven Fathoms Rum wins the Double Gold at the WSWA and scores 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Watch the local news story

June 1, 2014

Now we’re exporting to Canada.

Maple syrup goes great with rum. Fact.

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The Future

We’ve got new products in the works, more adventures, and new ways to make great friends. And probably some parties.