22 Feb 2019
Time Flies When You’re Having Rum
Move over gin – there’s a new trendy tipple in town! Originally a drink only celebrated in Caribbean culture, rum is now produced around the world and enjoyed by many (no longer just pirates!). Are you on board?
Last year, rum sales reached record high numbers, accounting for £1 billion in the UK drinks market. Despite numerous boozy bottles hitting the shelves, Dead Man’s Fingers Rum is fast making a name for itself as one of the most versatile and tasty rums on the market…
The Caribbean Comes to Cornwall
Dead Man’s Fingers is a spiced rum created by the owners of Cornwall restaurant, The Rum & Crab Shack. It was established in 2015 and although the Cornish weather may not completely reflect that of the tropical Caribbean, this rum certainly does.
The whole process is local to the Cornish County with the iconic skull logo designed by well-known Penzance artist, Mat Mclvor, and the eye-catching bottle is certainly one for the collection.
Dead Man’s Fingers is breaking rum rules by bringing a unique twist to traditional Caribbean flavours. Using local Cornish ingredients, such as saffron cake and the infamous ‘Petro X’ ice cream from St. Ives – this is a spirit you can savour.
Produced with a blend of rums from Trinidad and Barbados, the rum is aged for three years and you’re guaranteed to love the heavenly notes of orange, nutmeg, vanilla and caramel created during the process. The spices add a unique dimension to cocktails and long drinks, perfect for anyone who enjoys trying innovative new flavours.
Shaken Not Stirred
Dead Man’s Fingers is great for any occasion, from sipping, to mixing, to providing a hearty punch at the base of a number of creative cocktails. The versatility of this spirit means you no longer have to be on a tropical beach to enjoy rum.
Lucy Cottrell, Brand Manager for Dead Man’s Fingers, has shared her secret to bringing out all of the flavours – the rum is best mixed with pineapple juice, ginger beer, cranberry juice or simply fresh lime (as well as the more traditional cola and lemonade) – so there really is a combination for all you liquor lovers.
A Yum Rum Recipe
Our personal preference is mixing with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale, a squeeze of lime and poured over crushed ice. Why not give it a go on your next flight* and start your trip in style with Dead Man’s Fingers rum.
*Dead Man’s Fingers only available on A330 aircraft