Salford Honey Rum 50cl 37.5% ABV
Salford Honey Rum
Salford Honey Rum is the third addition to Salford’s range, made with a single origin pot and column distilled rum that is blended and bottled under 2 miles from their famous docks using real Salford honey from The Finest Honey.
The result is a glorious, smooth honey rum with natural sweet and floral notes, which when coupled with the deep intensity of Salford’s rum creates a well-balanced flavour with notes of honeycomb, caramel and butterscotch. Salford Honey Rum is perfect served over ice on its own, or as a new twist on classic cocktails.
Salford honey rum is inspired by Caribbean rum and spice imports into Salford Docks during the early 1900s. It is a tribute to the local dock workers known as the worker bees and takes further inspiration from the 5 bees featured on the Salford coat of arms, representing the growth of the five industrial communities at the centre of their cities textile industry.
The Salford Rum Company is a celebration of the history, heritage and people of Salford Docks throughout the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
During this era, Salford Docks grew to be the third largest port in the UK, and amongst the industrial imports of the time, were rums, fruits and spices from the Caribbean.
The Salford Rum Company spiced rum is inspired by these imports and delivers a blend of warm spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, combined with sweet vanilla notes, a hint of maple and topped with orange and steeped fruits.
Salford rum is copper column distilled in small batches before it is infused with fruits and spices, filtered and hand-bottled, into a ceramic bottle featuring a doodled map of the dockyard, designed by local artist Dave Draws. All this happens just a stones-throw away from the old Salford Docks.
Nestled under the Salford railway lines, just a stones throw from Manchester city centre is The Dirty Old Town Distillery, home to Salford Rum and the Spiced Rum Experience.
Willow is Salford’s 380L column still. The name Willow was chosen by Salford resident Paul Sly and is a reference to the willow trees that grow alongside the banks of the River Irwell that flows through their great city. Salford itself is named after the very same Willow trees, originally derived from the Anglo-Saxon Sealhford “sallow-tree ford”.
The Willows was also the name of the stadium that was the home of Salford Rugby League from 1901 – 2011.