Rum is probably the first spirit that comes to mind when you think about Jamaican spirits. The history of rum distilleries in Jamaica dates back to the 1700s. Another popular Jamaican spirit is Tia Maria, which also dates back to the 1700s. Tia Maria is made with Jamaican coffee beans and Jamaican rum. Other well-known Jamaican spirit brands include Coruba, Appleton Estate and Sailor Jerry, the famous creators of spiced rum.