Rum sales have soared in the past year* as drinkers have embraced the spirit in both dark and white forms. In 2006, there were around 50 rum brands on the UK market, but now that number is approaching 200, underlining that UK drinkers have become more adventurous over the years. Spiced and flavoured rums are seeing some of the fastest growth with this category worth many millions of pounds.
So its time to show your Dad the love this Father’s Day (16th June) with a bottle of handmade artisan Spiced Rum or Chocolate Rum Liqueur from Demijohn, the liquid deli.
Demijohn’s Spiced Rum Liqueur is a blend of Caribbean Demerara region rum, caramel and spices which give it a deliciously distinctive flavour. Try it over ice, as an after dinner tipple or as a classy cocktail ingredient. Produced in the coastal town of Helensburgh, north west of Glasgow by Roy Lewis, who has a love of British naval history, it perfectly blends the traditional spirit with modern ingredients. We know it would have delighted the Captains of the ships of old just as it does its many fans today. Unlike many commercial rums, this is not so sweet and is simply in a class of its own.
Less traditional Dads will love Demijohn’s Chocolate Rum Liqueur. New to the Demijohn shelves yet still sophisticated, being much less sweet than most liqueurs, it is made by infusing cacao beans in dark Caribbean rum.
Both these rums make some mind blowing cocktails that we know are favourites among Demijohn customers. The Bloody Pirate, for example, has all the flavours of a Caribbean island, but with a slightly Scottish twist to it. The Chocolate Dark and Staurmy will transport you to Bermuda with these delicious tastes but has the added dark chocolate overtones. https://www.demijohn.co.uk/blog/rum-cocktails/
If you can’t decide between these two you could always go for a stackable bottle and have both to try. The rum pair is a combination of these two tasty tipples in 2 attractive impilabile (which means stackable in Italian) 250ml stacking bottles. Priced at just £35.85 it is a very welcome gift for Dad:
Angus Ferguson, founder of Demijohn said: "Rum could well be the new gin, as many of our customers are now interested in trying our rums and finding that they are surprisingly easy to consume. If your Dad likes his stronger tasting drinks already, such as whisky or brandy, or is a fan of a rum based cocktail or two such as a Mojito, then our rums could make a rather cool Father’s Day present for him."
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* according to a report by the Wine and Spirit Association
Demijohn sources unusual, delicious artisan liqueurs, spirits, oils and vinegars from around the UK and Europe and sells them in a wide range of re-useable glass bottles. Each bottle can have a free personalised message added. Gift wrapping is also available.
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