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Mangrove to distribute Blackwell rum

Published:  12 March, 2013

Mangrove is to distribute Jamaican rum brand Blackwell. The rum was created by music entrepreneur Chris Blackwell who founded Island Records.

 

Mangrove is to distribute Jamaican rum brand Blackwell. The rum was created by music entrepreneur Chris Blackwell who founded Island Records.

 

Blackwell said: "I think Jamaica's somehow blessed as an island. And that's why I insisted my Blackwell Rum be a dark, Jamaican rum, made in Jamaica.

 

"I used to manage 63 jukeboxes in Jamaica, because it was a way of getting my records heard. A really good friend of mine was a liquor salesman, and many times we'd end up in the same little bar or club. I've always been good at picking things up, and I've learned so much about life from all my ventures. All businesses, in a way, are pretty similar. You must have a good product, know you have it, and deal with people honourably."

 

Nick Gillett, head of Mangrove said: "Mangrove's knowledgeable team and their hand-selling approach are the perfect fit to promote Blackwell Rum and we look forward to furthering their success in the UK market."

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