Yeah, tropical fruit and rum is a classic. But Hazelnut Rum; now that’s something totally different. This formidable new favourite is a collaboration between Cornwall’s Dead Man’s Fingers and flavourphile Will Borrell, the creator of the much-loved Vestal Vodka. This dream team have worked their fingers to the bone to produce a series of punchy flavoured rums to die for.
The flavour here is an enhancement to what was already an exceptional rum. The base is an award-winning, two-year-old Caribbean rum, full of toasty notes, baked cake, vanilla and clove-y spices. To that, they’ve added an intense hit of nuts. From the first sip, it’s a wave of roasted hazelnuts, praline and Frangelico, followed by smooth woody goodness on the finish. We’re going to be using this to make an ultimate affogato; topping it up with lemonade and a squeezed orange wedge to garnish; adding a nutty twist to a Rum Old Fashioned; and finally stocking up on it for whole new kind of Espresso Martini over the festive period. It’s the rum you didn’t know you needed. But now you do know, living without it would be nuts.
We had imagined that a flagon of this rum was prized from the gripping skeletal claws of a drowned Cornish pirate lost to Davy Jones’ Locker. And that the owners of The Rum & Crab Shack in St Ives had painstakingly recreated the elixir between shifts of boiling and broiling seafaring fare. However, it may not have gone down quite that way. The name ‘Dead Man’s Fingers’ is also what those in-the-know call the feathery gills that are removed when dressing a crab. (Now we’re hungry as well as thirsty.) But whether this exceptional rum gets its name from dark magic and sinister skulduggery or simply a macabre culinary term, Dead Man’s Fingers deserves its cult following.
£3.57 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3273985
Style No.: 822979
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