A while back, pineapples stopped being just the cause of pizza arguments and became cool. Piña Coladas are back, pineapple prints are everywhere, tepache could be the new kombucha, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is making wallets out of them. But it was probably the classic combo of pineapple and rum that won us over…
This Pineapple Rum 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, roasted nuts, vanilla and clove-y spices. To that, they’ve added roasted and candied pineapple, providing notes of fresh, flambeed and spit-roasted pineapple, caramelised brown sugar, nutmeg and a squeeze of lime. Pour it over ice, top it up with lemonade and garnish with a sprig of mint; or mix it into a totally tropical twist on a Mojito, Daiquiri or barbeque marinade.
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.: 3273987
Style No.: 822981
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