Galatea sought inspiration from the Caribbean and developed our own first rum, Brave Navigator. This creation also symbolises our long efficacy in the business.
The name derives from the legends of the 18th century women pirates in the Caribbean. The most renowned are probably Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who were very successful in hijacking ships around the Bahamas and Jamaica. Brave Navigator was, just like her contemporary pirate sisters, a courageous challenger and she was given the name because of her famous talent in navigating through treacherous narrows and channels.
Since the 18th century, rum has been one of the most distributed and sold distillates in the world. In the 21st century spiced rum (or spiced spirits, as it is sometimes called when it contains less than 40 % ABV) has become immensely popular and is today one of the most sold and fastest growing alcohol segments in the world.
In July of 2012 Brave Navigator was most successfully awarded with Silver Medal in the International Wine & Spirits Competition, the world’s largest and most important of its kind. Only one product, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, received a higher note from the judges.