Spirit of Manchester Distillery bottles first rum

by Owen Bellwood

UK-based Spirit of Manchester Distillery has created a spiced botanical rum flavoured with ginger and cassia, called One-Eyed Rebel.

One-Eyed Rebel rum is the distillery's first entry into the rum category. Bottled at 40% ABV, the spiced botanical rum will be available in April from the Spirit of Manchester Distillery and retailers throughout the UK, priced at RRP £28 (US$39) per 700ml bottle The rum is packaged in a brightly coloured bottle that features patterns inspired by bone-inlaid furniture. It incorporates a brass band across its centre and a patterned stopper. Seb Heeley, master distiller at Spirit of Manchester Distillery, said: “We’ve always loved rum; it’s our second favourite spirit and we’ve been working non-stop for the last year to use everything we’ve learnt in gin distillation to create the perfect spiced rum. “With Manchester Gin, we’ve gone on a real journey, experimenting with how to get the most out of flavours. We’re so proud to be releasing our British botanical rum, distilled and crafted in our distillery in the heart of Manchester.” Spirit of Manchester Distillery also produces Manchester Gin and Manchester Spirit Vodka.