THE MAN

Chris Blackwell is an international music icon, entrepreneur and cultural pioneer, renowned for introducing to the world the likes of Bob Marley, Grace Jones, U2 and Cat Stevens

 

Chris hails from one of the oldest merchant families, the Lindo family, who first came to the island in 1625.

 

Island Records formed by Blackwell in 1959 brought the best of Jamaican reggae to the world, including Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, Black Uhuru as well as Bob Marley and the Wailers.

 

Before there was music, there was rum. The Blackwell family were traditionally involved in rum distilling in Jamaica.

 

Returning to his roots, Chris created a fine Jamaican rum, distilled by the famous J Wray and Nephew in Kingston, Jamaica.

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