ST IVES ISLAND RUM
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by Ed Willshire
1M ago
Authentic Cornish Spirits, crafted and bottled in the heart of St Ives – steeped in folklore. “Truth in the Legends” It was rumoured that “St Ia’s” cove (old Cornish for St Ives) contained smuggling tunnels that flowed underground to the cellars of the town’s taverns via hidden doors and passageways. Pirates and smugglers would use these tunnels to transport barrels of contraband, tax-evaded rum, tropical fruits and exotic spices to the taverns. “Folklore, heritage, shanties and past times” Sailors along the Cornish coast were warned of the murderous Mermaids of Zennor. If the shores of the Z ..read more
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Sipping Success: The Journey of an Award-Winning Rum Retailer
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by Ed Willshire
1M ago
The Rum Company has captured the hearts of rum enthusiasts and web design aficionados alike. An award-winning website dedicated to selling premium rum from Britain and beyond. A virtual haven for rum connoisseurs, it seamlessly combines a visually stunning interface with a curated selection of exquisite spirits, earning it recognition and accolades in the digital realm.       “Time flies when you’re having Rum” From the moment you land on the homepage, the award-winning website immerses visitors in a visually enticing experience. The website design is a harmonious blend of ..read more
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ORIGINAL DEEDS RUM
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by Ed Willshire
4M ago
Once upon a time, the small English town of Pontefract were experts in growing liquorice root which they formed into jet black sweet liquorice ‘Pontefract cakes’, affectionally known as ‘The Yorkshire Penny’. “Born in Pontefract” Caribbean rum was imported in wooden oak barrels and would often contaminate with salty seawater. In the 1800s, some genius decided to blend the imported Caribbean rum with these Yorkshire Pennies to make a deliciously rich and smooth rum blend. The sweet little liquorice sweet cakes were ideal for flavouring, colouring and sweetening the salty sea rum.  &nbs ..read more
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The Health Benefits of Rum: Fact or Fiction
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by Tom Fantom
4M ago
The intersection of rum and health, or more broadly, alcohol and wellness, has long been a subject of curiosity and debate. It's not uncommon to come across articles touting the supposed health benefits of alcohol in moderation. But are these claims rooted in scientific fact, or are they more a matter of wishful thinking? In this exploration of healthy drinking, we'll delve into the world of rum and its potential health benefits to separate fact from fiction. The Role of Alcohol in Health Alcohol, a beverage enjoyed by millions around the world, is known to have both positive and negative effe ..read more
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How to Make a Classic Rum Punch
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by Tom Fantom
4M ago
When it comes to Caribbean cocktails and tropical drinks, there's one timeless and irresistible concoction that stands out above the rest – the classic rum punch. This delicious and refreshing rum punch recipe is a staple at beach parties, tiki bars, and laid-back gatherings, transporting you to the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean with every sip. Whether you're planning a beachside soirée, a backyard barbecue, or simply looking to add a taste of the tropics to your next get-together, mastering the art of crafting a classic rum punch is a skill that will make you the ultimate host or hostess ..read more
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Rum and Food Pairings: How to Match Your Favourite Dishes
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by Tom Fantom
4M ago
Pairing guide food and drink combinations have become a fascinating subject for culinary enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. While wine and food pairings have long enjoyed the limelight, the art of matching spirits with dishes has also emerged as a delightful culinary adventure. In this guide, we delve into the world of rum and food, exploring the intriguing possibilities of pairing your favourite dishes with the rich and diverse flavours of rum. The Art of Rum and Food Pairing The concept of pairing food with specific drinks is founded on the idea that certain flavours and characteristics com ..read more
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The Top 10 Rum Cocktails You Need to Try
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by Tom Fantom
4M ago
Rum, the quintessential spirit of the Caribbean, is the key ingredient in some of the most delightful and iconic mixed drinks known to cocktail enthusiasts. If you're looking for an adventure in tropical cocktails and are curious about the best rum cocktail recipes to explore, you're in for a treat. We've compiled a list of the top 10 rum-mixed drinks that you absolutely need to try. As you embark on a journey through the world of rum cocktails, you'll discover that this versatile spirit has a remarkable ability to elevate the flavours of various tropical ingredients, creating a symphony of ta ..read more
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CUSTOM SPIRITS Rum
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by Ed Willshire
6M ago
A small yet highly creative distillery based In Horsham, West Sussex, where passion and innovation converge to redefine the world of spirits. “Pushing the boundaries of flavour and craft” The brand recently underwent a full rebrand with new quirky, fun, comic and characterful graphic labelling - however the core ethos remains… “Custom spirits for the curious soul”.   Custom Spirits Caramel Coast Rum liqueur A blend of rums from Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, infused with smooth caramel and a whisper of sea salt. Every sip is a journey to the Caribbean Coast.  Enjoy neat ..read more
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Severed hand Hazelnut Rum
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by Ed Willshire
6M ago
The Black Powder Gin Distillery, overlooking the coastal peninsula of West Lancashire, are producers of exquisite liqueurs, whisky, port, gin and rum; spirits influenced and inspired by the family home, Preese Hall, established in 1086. “Meticulously crafted” Severed Hand Rum is named after the mysterious severed hand found in a shipment from Per to their site at Presse Hall Farm in the 1800s. There are many legends that severed hands were a warning and punishment for breaching an oath, a loss of humanity through criminal activity or just an unfortunate industrial accident. However, it was nev ..read more
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Barnacle Brothers Small-Batch Coastal Rum
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by Ed Willshire
7M ago
Born along the Isle of Wight’s coastline, founded by two brothers who were born and raised on the Island spending warm summer evenings on the beach.  Small batch distillation with high-quality blends Encouraging suitability, championing local, unique ingredients to make exceptional spirits. Hand-foraged botanicals are sourced from the Isle of Wight’s rugged and beautiful coastline to ensure sustainable regrowth.  Base Jamaican rum is infused with macerated coastal botanicals and seaweed; responsibly, hand-foraged seaweed, rock samphire and coastal gorse flower. Further spiced with gi ..read more
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