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Our Story

In 2013, Co-Owners Zeb Williams and Ashlee Ellis made their first of many visits to the beautiful island of Jamaica.  They fell in love with the island, the people, and the rum.  It became Zeb’s dream to one day have his own Jamaican style rum.  With the help and encouragement of some wonderful people who they now call friends, they are able to share their love with you.

So whats this the name?  Jamerican is a term given to Americans who frequently visit the island.  Once the people began calling Zeb and Ashlee “Jamericans,” they knew that was the perfect name for the rum!  We like to say that it is “American made, Jamaican Inspired.”

Ironically, in the winter if 2018, Bourbon Author and Historian Fred Minnick visited the distillery and discovered some pretty amazing documents that we had in our archives.  In May 1797, the Williams Distillery sent one of their used whiskey barrels to Jamaica via a merchant ship captain.  This empty barrel was used by a Jamaican Rum Distillery  their rum.  This is potentially the earliest documented case of an American whiskey barrel being used for another spirit.  This is a monumental first and an example of the Williams Distillery’s influence on the industry.

Our Rum

Made from 100% fancy molasses and distilled in a traditional Caribbean style rum still, we bring you our version of Jamaican Rum.  We have spent several years of research, many trips to the island, meetings with Jamaican Distillers, and a lot of trial and error to develop our recipe and technique.  We hope that as you sip on this rum, you can imagine being on the island.  Yah Mon!

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The Old Nick Williams Co. was founded in 1768 and was known world wide for our whiskey.  Learn more about our history and our award winning spirits!

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The Old Nick Williams Co. Farm & Distillery

2675 Williams Road, Lewisville, North Carolina 27023, United States

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