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The Takamaka Rum story

Takamaka rum is made at the Trois Freres Distillery on Mahé, the largest island in The Seychelles, a tropical country of 115 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Established in 2002 by brothers Richard and Bernard d'Offay and their dad, Robert. The distillery's name, Trois Freres, means three brothers as although only two brothers work in the distillery, Robert and Diana d'Offay have three sons. Trois Freres is also the name of three prominent mountains on the island. The distillery is much better known as the Takamaka, the name of its rum brand inspired by the name of a picturesque local bay and a local species of tree.

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The Trois Frères Distillery is housed on what was a tropical spice plantation, La Plaine St André, which dates from the 1700s and is a national heritage site. The d'Offay family was granted a lease for the property and restored it over a period of two and half years and the work included the establishment of a distillery.


Due to a desire to reduce packaging waste and single-use glass bottles in The Seychelles, the d'Offay family were early adopters of the ecoSpirits system and have installed one of the closed-loop systems at their La Plaine St Andre distillery. Instead of glass bottles, many bars in The Seychelles now take delivery of Takamaka's rums in these reusable purpose-made bulk containers.

Travel retail

If you visit Seychelles International Airport you can't help but notice Takamaka due to the 330 Sqm standalone travel retail space showcasing Takamaka rums.

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