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Frequently Asked questions


Where can I purchase Rude Bwoy Spirits?

We are growing daily and are soon on our way to be a Global Brand. The easiest way to find us is to use our Find Us page to find the closest retailers to you.

Can I purchase Rude Bwoy Brand apparel online?

Yes! and we hope you do!  The best way is to check out our Rude Bwoy Shop from our websites, shop Instagram, Facebook or go to the store directly at Http://www.RudeBwoyShop.com

 

Where is Rude Bwoy Spirits made?

Rude Bwoy Spirits is made in Tampa, Florida from our family’s old recipe.

 

I live outside of the US and Canada. When is Rude Bwoy going to be available here?

We are growing daily and are already in talks with distributors in locations such as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Barbados, Tortola… lets say the best way would be to follow our social media channels for updates.

Are Rude Bwoy Spirits gluten free?

Yes, all of our Spirits are 100% gluten free. We use what we know… All Natural Sugar Cane!

What is Rude Bwoy Spirit’s alcohol content?

Well… we must say, we named the brand Rude Bwoy for a reason.  Our Spirits are strong, bold, clean and smooth.  Once again…. Smooth!
  CALORIES ABV CARBS GLUTEN SUGAR*
RUDE BWOY IRIE WHITE RUM 96 40% 0 NONE 0
RUDE BWOY COCONUT RUM 93 26.5% 7 NONE 8
RUDE BWOY IRIE GOLD RUM 93 26.5% 7 NONE 8
RUDE BWOY VODKA 87 26.5% 6 NONE 6

 

Can I tour your distillery?

Unfortunately our distillery is not open to the public. If this should change, we’ll let you know.

What is the story behind the name Rude Bwoy?

Rude Bwoy, sometimes also called Rudie is an endearing term for ones bredrin, friend, mate, and also sometimes used to identify a youth or child that is a “cool yute”.  The term was born after the emergence of the Ska Music scene when Reggae music was on its way in Jamaica.

THE RUDE BOYS

1962-1965

When Jamaica was relieved from colonial rule in 1962, mines and factories were created in Kingston in hopes of developing a reliable income source for the island. Kingston quickly transformed to an industrial city, encouraging young natives to migrate from the island in search of employment and economic prosperity.  Around this time, the social and class gaps between rich and poor began to widen, and young Jamaican natives created a new identity.  Music, Dance, and Rum became what the scene was all about. This was the start of the globally loved Ska and Reggae music, and the beginning of the Rude Boys.

Many of the biggest record labels from Jamaica and the UK all fell suit to the Rude Boy style and many produced records about the movement.  From Soul Jazz records’s Studio One Rude Boy album in Jamaica featuring artists such as the Wailers, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls and Dennis Brown, to Trojan Records entitled Rude Boy Rumble. 

The Rude Boy style was it!  Walt Jabsco was the famous Jamaican cartoon for 2 Tone Records label that served as the first official image of the Rude Boy movement. 2 Tone Records was responsible for debuting many Ska and Rock Steady (an early form of Reggae) artists who better defined the look of the Rude Boy movement. Fashion was the key.  Looking good, feeling good and being smooth…  That was the style.

Typically wearing tight-fitting mohair suits and porkpie hats, Jamaican Rude Boys were influenced by Jamaican immigrant modernists and British fashion.  As Ska transformed into Rock Steady, the Rude Boy style uniquely became the mascot for the popular music genre.

Rude Boy style served as one of the most extreme and exaggerated examples of Jamaica itself. Inspired by a mix of reality and TV, Rude Boys modeled themselves off famous heroes and cowboy films that first appeared in the mid-1960’s.  The Rude Boy style has continued on from these early times…  In 1978, Michael White produced a movie entitled Rude Boy featuring the band The Clash (who was heavily influenced by Jamaican music).  Now, we have Reggae, Dancehall, Rap, Roots…  you name it.  and it all got its start with Rum and Rudies!

What’s with the “W” in the name Rude Bwoy?

The official language of Jamaica is English, however the language most speak to one another is called Patois.  While many try very hard to speak the Queens English, anyone cool (actually the majority of the people) speaks with a patois injection to the accent.  So that said… with the way we love our culture, heritage and history.. we had to add a little Patois into the name…  “Seen?  Yah Mon!”

How old is the rum used to make Rude Bwoy Rum?

Our rum is made with various aged rums and smoothed with our proprietary processing then run thru charcoal to add that even smoother smooth…  The Rum and Vodka is all made from Ultra Premium Sugar Cane, organic coconuts and all natural ingredients.  Age is one thing but its the whole package that makes it so rude…