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Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is a beautiful sun kissed country hidden in at the southern end of sub-Saharan Africa.

Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa; despite this, its climate and topography are diverse, ranging from a cool and mountainous highveld to a hot and dry lowveld.


Eswatini is the 4th largest producer of sugar cane on the African continent. The unique, lush environment is perfect for sugar cane. The by-product of making sugar from sugar cane is molasses. It is this high quality molasses that we used in the production of our rum and its low ash content is perfect for making an exceptionally clean, smooth rum.


Sibebe is a granite mountain in Eswatini, located 28 km from the Defiant Distillery. It is the second-largest monolith in the world and the largest exposed granite pluton, rising 350m above the valley of the Mbuluzi River.

Sibebe rock formed the inspiration for our state of the art granite filtering method, which gives Defiant Rum its exceptional, unmatched purity.