Lamb’s Navy Rum United Rum Merchants is a vintage blended Caribbean rum, produced in the 1980s by United Rum Merchants. Lamb’s Navy Rum was created in 1849 by 22-year-old Alfred Lamb, son of wine and spirits merchant William Lamb, when he blended 18 different rums from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad. After Alfred Lamb & Son was bombed out of its London premises during World War II, the company merged with White Keeling Rum Merchants and Portal, Dingwall & Norris to form United Rum Merchants. Lamb’s became part of Allied Lyons in 1984, and today is produced by Corby Distilleries. The term ‘navy rum’ refers to the tradition of the British Royal Navy to issue its sailors a daily ration of rum. The Royal Navy abolished the daily rum ration in 1970, when they realised it probably wasn’t the best idea to have drunk sailors operating a ship’s complex and dangerous machinery. Following this decision, Lamb’s launched a campaign inviting people to ‘Join the Lamb’s Navy’.