Salford-based rum brand The Salford Rum Company is adding a new Dark Spiced expression to its range.
Blended and bottled at independent wine and spirits producer Kingsland Drinks in the heart of Salford in Greater Manchester, the new 40% ABV variant joins The Salford Rum Company’s original Spiced Rum.
Dark Spiced combines specially selected Caribbean rums that have been matured for up to eight years in ex-bourbon American white oak casks, which is said to offer flavours of vanilla, coconut, burnt caramel and cloves.
The Salford Rum Company takes its inspiration from the rum and spice imports into Salford Docks during the early 1900s. The new rum is presented within a matte black bottle with a wooden stopper and features the Salford Docks map design, drawn by local artist Dave Draws.
Tommy Gaughan, co-founder of The Salford Rum Company, said: “We are delighted to bring this new addition to the Salford Rum range that uses Caribbean rums, just like those unloaded into Salford Docks during its heyday.
“Direct customer feedback has been key in this product development and the distinct spice blend of vanilla, coconut, burnt caramel and cloves make Dark Spice the perfect pairing with cola or ginger beer.”
Speaking of the partnership with Kingsland Drinks, James Harrison, co-founder of The Salford Rum Company, added: “Like the inspiration for the Salford Rum brand, Kingsland have a rich local history and were pioneers of their time.
“Collaborating with Kingsland on our dark rum is an exciting development in the Salford Rum journey that allows us to continue with our dedication to work locally in the development of our business while being able to meet the production and volumes requirements of large on and off-trade retailers.”