Tortuga Rum Company was founded by husband and wife team Robert and Carlene Hamaty in 1984 to provide Cayman with its own unique brand of rum. While working for the Cayman Islands national carrier Cayman Airways, Robert noticed passengers boarding Cayman Islands planes with Bermuda rums. Realizing Bermuda did not have the resources to manufacture and distill rum locally he decided the Cayman Islands should have their own unique brand of Caribbean rum. Beginning with two blended rums, Tortuga Gold and Tortuga Light, they started the first rum company in the Cayman Islands. Tortuga Rum is a combination of Jamaican Rum and Barbados Rum specially blended for the Cayman Islands so it has its own rich unique flavor, unlike any other brand of rum.
The legacy of Tortuga Rum Cakes began in Grand Cayman in 1987 when Carlene Hamaty created the first Tortuga rum cake from a secret family recipe handed down over the generations and incorporating an exclusive distillation of Tortuga's now award winning premium Gold Rum. From the very first Tortuga rum cake served in in a local Grand Cayman restaurant, the demand became so high that by 1990 a 1,700 square foot bakery was established, including hand glazing and vacuum sealing.
In 1998, a second bakery was constructed near the Turtle Farm, with all of the amenities and free samples as their main facility.
Today, a 10,000 sf. headquarters/state of the art bakery produces 5-6 thousand cakes per day. Sample their delicious cakes and see the most famous award winning rum cakes in the world being created right before your very eyes. Using the latest state of the art technology while maintaining the personal touch of hand glazing is sheer poetry in motion.
Now internationally famous; winning more awards than any rum cake in existence, their family recipe remains a guarded secret; Even requests from Gourmet Magazine were politely declined.
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Tortuga Rum and Rum Cake Cayman Locations
Royal Watler *
Jack & Jill Building
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Main bakery/store 5min. from airport. Map 4/A-10. 949-7701