Every year thousands of newly hatched sea turtles scurry across tropical beaches and disappear beneath the waves.
They won’t be seen again for up to a decade.
Where they go during these ‘lost years’ is one of nature’s great mysteries, but what we do know is that these ancient creatures are today in danger of extinction and, without our help, could soon be lost forever.
So join us and let’s raise a glass to saving these incredible creatures.
Every bottle of Lost Years rum you buy saves up to ten baby sea turtles by supporting community-based conservation efforts at key nesting sites across the Caribbean and Latin America.
Working with our charity partner, the internationally renowned SEE Turtles, and together with your support we’ll save at least 500,000 baby turtles over the next five years.
The idea was hatched on a family holiday in Jamaica, the Caribbean island famed not only for its fine rum, but also for its sea turtles. The pair can’t take all the credit though – the inspiration in fact came from their young son, Billy, who has adored sea life and particularly sea turtles for as long as he can remember.
When he learned about the threat that these ancient creatures now face, Billy wanted to do something to help.
How sad that these majestic creatures, which have been around for more than 100 million years, could soon be extinct as a result of global warming, plastic pollution, commercial fishing and human exploitation.
Lee was enjoying a glass of rum later that night when it struck him – what if the family could bring incredible rum over from the Caribbean and Latin America and at the same time support one of the region’s most celebrated and endangered creatures?
It’s took over a year to make the Lost Years dream a reality – sourcing incredible rums from some of the world’s most revered distilleries and partnering with non-profit SEE Turtles to ensure every penny raised makes a difference.
NOW IT'S DOWN TO YOU!
Buying a bottle of Lost Years won’t just get you some of the best unadulterated rum in the world, it’ll save up to ten hatchlings – ensuring they get to disappear beneath the waves and begin their own ‘lost years’ journey into the future.