Our Story - House of Rum

Over 30 Years in the making

Our founder David Howarth visited Antigua when he was 22 and was forever moved by his first authentic island experience that holds vivid in his memory 30 years on. 

Whilst enjoying a beautiful rum punch, listening to steel drums being played to the backdrop of Shirley Heights, David was inspired to make a drastic career change, relocate, and spend the next three decades travelling, living and working across the Caribbean.

David Howarth scuba diving

Exploring flavours

Soaking up every inch of the islands’ captivating culture, his appreciation for rum grew as he discovered the nuances of the regional blends influenced by each distillery’s surrounding terroir – whether that be the shores of Jamaica or the coastal hillsides of Barbados.

House of Rum was born to celebrate these undiscovered, rare regional intricacies, provide a platform for them, through the creation of sought after, specially selected aged and blended rums. 

“Our Rare, Super Premium and Premium Rum range reflects our passion to create interesting and exciting rums that evoke the best memories of the most amazing moments of your life”

David Howarth – Chief Executive