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Published on October 31, 2022

Oooooo. Spooky.

In the Rum & Crab Shack in Cornwall, a famous seafood joint in St Ives, Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum was born. 


They were bored with the traditional flavours and wished to be ‘liberated from the tyranny of convention’; therefore, the original premium spiced rum took inspiration from unusual local flavours. Their unique Spiced rum is delicious neat as well as mixed with other things. All they needed was a name. They took their name from the long gills found inside of a crab, rumoured to kill a man with a single bite. An appropriately quirky name for a deliciously weird brand. It had nothing to do with pirates or Caribbean islands as is the norm for a rum – in their words ‘yawn’. In fact, Dead Man’s Fingers as a name was so wrong – it was right. So that’s us. A weird name, a skull on the bottle (allegedly the last man to eat the dead man’s fingers), and a delicious rum inspired by the sort of flavours that make them happy.

50ml Dead Man’s Finger’s Mango Rum
A bit of lime


Add your rum to a tall glass full of ice. 
Top up with lemonade and pop in a slice of lime. 
Boom. (You thought that list would be longer didn’t you?!)
50ml Dead Man’s Fingers Cherry Rum
50ml Lime juice
Spring of mint and a cheeky cherry 


Add your rum, lime juice and mint into a glass. 
Top with ice and give it a good stir. 
Pour over lemonade, then top with the mint and a cherry.
Job’s a good ‘un.

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About the author

Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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