Our Brands

 

RHUM CLEMENT

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The iconic rhum of Martinique, Rhum Clément was founded in 1887 by Homere Clément. Rhum Clement is known around the globe for its world-class rum and innovative approach to delivering the time-honored traditions…

RHUM J.M

In the late 17th century, the famous Père Labat, a Jesuit credited with proliferating sugar cultivation in the French West Indies, was the parish priest of Macouba while he operated a sugar refinery at his house along the Roche River…

CHAIRMAN'S RESERVE

Chairman’s Reserve was created by Laurie Barnard, the last founding family member to hold the Chairman’s position at St. Lucia Distillers…

ADMIRAL RODNEY

Admiral Rodney is one of the world’s finest rums. Made from 100% continuous still rums, Admiral Rodney is St. Lucia Distillers flagship in terms of age and complexity….

BOUNTY

The national rum of St. Lucia Bounty Rum started life in 1972 as Denros Bounty Rum on the merger of the old Dennery Distillery and the Roseau Bay Distillery…

 

Each of our brands has

A Rich History & Culture

Specific to each producer and their origin

SPIRIBAM’s mission to bring the taste for rhum agricole to American shores dates back to 2006 when Rhum Clement was introduced to the United States. The initial ambition was to organize a direct route-to-market for Rhum Clement in the United States. The role of the company quickly evolved into an educational one, focused on the advancement of rhum agricole as a category, and attracting more attention to all styles of premium rum from different origins.

After nearly a decade of housing rhum agricole from the French West Indies, SPIRIBAM welcomed St. Lucia Distillers rums to its portfolio, beginning with the re-launch of Chairman’s Reserve, and followed by Bounty Rum and Admiral Rodney rum. Crafted from distinct blends of pot-still and column-still rums, each brand has tremendous character and personality, each proudly carrying an undeniable St Lucian identity in regards to their style.

SPIRIBAM is to its trade partners the ultimate cabinet of rum, and is one of the primary forces behind today’s rapidly developing ultra-premium rum category in the United States.

Our Team

 
Ben Jones

Managing Director

Ben Jones is the managing director of Spiribam North America. A lover of good food and great music, it's natural Jones is usually around awesome people and gorgeous rum. His life kind of reads like a popular Caribbean anthem:

1 of Sour: Can read balance sheets
2 of Sweet: Has two kids which he claims are the two greatest blends he ever made.
3 of Strong: Loves good rum and all the fabulous experiences that come with it.
4 of Weak: He and his lovely wife enjoy a wonderful life in South County RI with our family.
A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice.

Melissa Pinkerton

Midwest Regional Manager

Melissa Pinkerton is a hospitality industry veteran based in Chicago with a passion for cocktails and the culinary world. She currently heads up Spiribam USA in the Midwest, managing business and relationships for on and off-premise accounts

Lexie Anderson

Marketing Coordinator 

Originally from SF, Lexie moved to RI and graduated from Salve Regina with a degree in Marketing. She continued on to receive her MBA from the same University. Lexie started her career with Spiribam as an intern, and soon after transitioned to a full time role. She enjoys hockey, hiking and exploring the world of rum!

Jeff Stockton

Southeast Market Manager

Jeff Stockton started bartending over 10 years ago and has run bar programs in Brooklyn, NY and Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. He has long held a passion for r(h)um and began working with SPIRIBAM just over 2 years ago. He spends his free time reading sci-fi, gardening, and longing for a California burrito with his wife and son.

Ryan McGinnis

Market Manager NV, CO & AZ

Kiowa Bryan

Marketing Director

Kiowa Bryan originally hails from Vermont where she took her first job in the food and beverage industry over 20 years ago. She has been working with Spiribam for over six years and in her spare time enjoys belting Christmas carols far into February, reading political biographies, and snuggling her dog Martinique Warrilow McFly.

Nick Tango

New Jersey/ Mid Atlantic Market Manager

Nick has been in the Hospitality industry about 20 Years, starting from Bus Boy in a Diner to Beverage Director and GM of fine dining Restaurants and lounges. He has been preaching the love of Rhum Agricole and Traditional Rum for about 3 years now while immersing himself the category for over 5+ years.

Dale Clark

Market Manager New York Metro

Margot Janson

Operations Manager

Margot Janson was born and raised in Rhode Island. She completed her MBA in Spain and worked in Boston prior to returning to her favorite “Ocean State” to join Spiribam. Margot manages supply chain and is at the helm of developing and maintaining our CRM systems. She loves puzzles, DIY home renovations and experiential travel.

Kigan Jo

Brand Ambassador NYC

Kigan Jo is a seasoned bartender, rum enthusiast and indie music entrepreneur from Brooklyn with deep roots in Saint Lucia. Kigan is currently a Brand Ambassador for Spiribam representing rums from his native island and more in NYC and recently co-founded The Ideal Bartender Collective.

Chris Funk

Market Manager FL & Puerto Rico

A child of the Caribbean, Chris was part of the celebrated cohort that elevated the culinary and cocktail scene in Miami. He joined Spiribam after managing bar programs at the famed Fontainebleau Hotel.

Ania Robbins

Market Manager TX, LA & NM

Moscow native Ania Robbins tended bar in London, Mobile, and Austin. After finishing graduate school she found herself wanting to pursue a career in the beverage industry. This is where she discovered and started exploring the world of authentic rum, which eventually lead her to join the Spiribam team in 2016. Besides rum, Ania loves DIY home design projects, hiking and listening to true crime podcasts. 

Nick Viane

Market Manager SoCal

A veteran of the LA bar scene since 2009, Nick proudly hails from the farmland of Illinois. Claiming to be a hardcore hip-hop purist, he also earned his MFA in Acting and held spears for years behind some of the world’s finest actors on stages across the country. Nick loves cooking, history, trivia, and his pets; and when he’s not spreading the word about world class rums, you can typically find him watching murder mystery shows with his wife or cuddling with his daughter. If it’s a Sunday in the fall, you WILL find him in a Green Bay Packers jersey, screaming at the television.

Melanie Hartman

Regional Manager CA, WA & HI

Melanie Hartman has been with Spiribam since 2018. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent time working for one of California’s largest wine and spirits distributors, as well as owning and operating a restaurant prior to that. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Melanie found her appreciation for spirits while working at a popular tiki bar in the Bay Area, a passion which has helped her immensely throughout her career.  

Danielle Lewis

Brand Ambassador Chicago

Dean Hurst

Brand Ambassador FL

Dean Hurst has spent the past 30 years in the hospitality industry, and his experience ranges from short-order cook to fine dining management. Over that time, Hurst’s interest in the bar business became a focus that eventually defined his career. Exploring different markets, working at cocktail events across the US and traveling to distilleries around the globe have all shaped Hurst’s understanding of spirits and cocktails.

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