Cuckoo Sundowner Rum
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With family roots in Brindle, Charles Herbert Lightoller, was the most senior surviving officer of the Titanic disaster. Following his heroic efforts that night, he went on to become a decorated naval war hero. This rum is named after Charles’ private boat, Sundowner, a revamped steamboat in which he enjoyed family trips around Europe. The boat made the history books during WW2, when Lightoller bravely sailed her across the channel to assist in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Under heavy enemy fire, Lightoller expertly navigated Sundowner home, saving the lives of 130 British soldiers, despite the boat having an official capacity of just 21.
Keeping with the tradition of making proper spirits, Cuckoo Sundowner Rum is made using a cracking combination of home-made Lancashire white rum, expertly blended with South American white rum. The best of both worlds! Aged for over six months in ex-bourbon whiskey barrels, this rum is then lightly infused with vanilla, cinnamon, clove, ginger and natural honey. The honey used is made on Cuckoo’s farm by their very own Lancashire honeybees who collect their nectar from the beautiful wildflower fields that surround the distillery building. Serve a double measure of Cuckoo Sundowner Rum over ice in a rocks glass. Squeeze over a generous wedge of fresh lime and then add it as a garnish. Mix with a premium cola or ginger beer. Drop the anchor, breathe in the fresh sea air, sit back and enjoy.
Region: Brindle, Lancashire