Over 200 years of quality and craftsmanship. The original signature line of bold black rum. Steeped in rich heritage. Authentic flavour and full-bodied complexity that only a single estate can endow. The first official purveyor of rum to the British Royal navy. Mr. Lemon Hart’s passion was always the rum; Rum always is Lemon Hart & Son.

TASTE THE LEGACY

Shea Hogan

Brand Ambassador - Lemon Hart & Son

Much like the story of rum itself, Shea has lived a slightly nomadic existence of extensive travel before finally settling in Vancouver, Canada. As a Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators, with a Professional Certificate of Spirits from WSET, he has quickly become an authority on all things rums. His enthusiasm and skill around both classic and contemporary rum cocktails has won Shea numerous accolades and the respect of his peers behind the wood.

While representing the fine quality and historical legacy of Lemon Hart & Son Rums, he can also be found managing the award-winning Shameful Tiki Room cocktail bar in Vancouver.

Rum Is Passion

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Destiny

Hart of Heritage

Lehman ("Lemon") Hart's destiny in the world of rum began close to 50 years before his birth on 31 October 1768 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. The year was 1720 when his grandfather, Abraham Hart, a young enterprising merchant who settled in Penzance from Germany, began importing and trading in rums sourced from various islands in the Caribbean. Some 80 years later Lemon Hart would transform the family business by creating a unique blend of the finest rums and subsequently receive the inaugural appointment from the Admiralty as supplier of rum to the British Royal Navy.

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Generations

Hart of Tradition

The history of rum is truly the history of sugar, two areas of trade where Lemon Hart's grandfather began in 1720. For years after, amongst the grey granite wharves of Newlyn in Cornwall (a port town nearby Penzance), stevedores stacked cargo-stout barrels of early island rums, embarked at various Caribbean ports, imported by Abraham Hart for eventual sale or trade. By his death in 1784, Abraham Hart set the course for the family name for generations to come by securing a solid reputation as a reputable spirits merchant.

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Ronald Searle

The Artistry of a Legend

Ronald Searle is regarded as one of the 20th century's finest graphic artists. He was best known in the United States for the many prolific covers he drew for the New Yorker magazine, in England as the creator of the very popular St. Trinian's cartoons, as well as regular contributor to the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde and Life. The British artist-illustrator-caricaturist-cartoonist contributed to the Lemon Hart advertising campaign for 11 years between 1951 and 1962.

Mr. Searle's iconic work for Lemon Hart Rum included design and illustration of magazine ads, recipe booklets and a series of original posters he created which ran on billboards during the 1950s. Cheers to the brilliance of Ronald Searle!

Shea Hogan
Destiny
Generations
Ronald Searle
Shea Hogan
Ronald Searle
Destiny
Generations
Shea Hogan

Much like the story of rum itself, Shea has lived a slightly nomadic existence of extensive travel before finally settling in Vancouver, Canada. As a Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators, with a Professional Certificate of Spirits from WSET, he has quickly become an authority on all things rums. His enthusiasm and skill around both classic and contemporary rum cocktails has won Shea numerous accolades and the respect of his peers behind the wood.

While representing the fine quality and historical legacy of Lemon Hart & Son Rums, he can also be found managing the award-winning Shameful Tiki Room cocktail bar in Vancouver.

Rum Is Passion

Destiny
Generations
Ronald Searle

Over 200 years of quality and craftsmanship. The original signature line of bold black rum. Steeped in rich heritage. Meticulously blended through the centuries. Strict abidance with tradition. Ardent respect to heritage. Distilled, aged and crafted to exacting standards. Authentic flavour and full-bodied complexity that only a single estate can endow. The first official purveyor of rum to the British Royal navy. Mr. Lemon Hart’s passion was always the rum; Rum always is Lemon Hart & Son.

Brand Ambassador - Lemon Hart & Son

Shea Hogan
Destiny
Generations

Hart of Tradition

The history of rum is truly the history of sugar, two areas of trade where Lemon Hart's grandfather began in 1720. For years after, amongst the grey granite wharves of Newlyn in Cornwall (a port town nearby Penzance), stevedores stacked cargo-stout barrels of early island rums, embarked at various Caribbean ports, imported by Abraham Hart for eventual sale or trade. By his death in 1784, Abraham Hart set the course for the family name for generations to come by securing a solid reputation as a reputable spirits merchant.

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FOLLOW THE PATH

Ronald Searle

Brand Ambassador - Lemon Hart & Son

Shea Hogan
Destiny
Generations
Ronald Searle