A PEMBROKE Dock rum producer will be attending the UK's largest trade exhibitions later this month.

Barti Ddu Rum, which is seasoned with locally picked laver seaweed from the Pembrokeshire Coast will be among the 1,500 exhibitors at the event.

The rum is named after John Roberts, once a pirate from Pembrokeshire and one of the most powerful men on the water.

Roberts was better known by his alias Black Bart, or Barti Ddu in Welsh.

Held at the Birmingham NEC between Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 18, the rum will part of the Cymru/Wales stand which will be unveiling new and innovative products.

All Welsh companies exhibiting under the Cymru/Wales brand receive support from the Welsh Government which gives them a presence at trade events such as the Food and Drink Expo.

The Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths said:

"I am delighted so many producers from Wales are attending this year's Food & Drink Expo.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase some of the innovative products coming from Wales and shows how important Welsh food and drink is to the UK market.

"The Welsh Government will continue to support and celebrate the success of our producers as we continue to see the sector grow."