Banks 5 Island Blend Rum hails from the hotbed of rum producers – Singapore. It is bottled by the Joseph Banks Rums Corporation PTE, Ltd. I’m not sure who Joseph Banks is but I bet there is a story behind him somewhere…….
Strangely the website does not have a story relating to some swashbuckling pirate or buccaneer from centuries ago. It merely states that the rum is produced as a labour of love by the Joseph Banks Rum Company. Further reading reveals that Joseph Banks was an 18th century explorer and botanist.