Halewood Wines & Spirits has added Cornwall’s small batch spiced rum brand, Dead Man’s Fingers, to its premium portfolio.

The founders of the Rum & Crab Shack in St. Ives created the rum in 2015 and immediately began to build a cult following. The liquid is a blend of Caribbean rums resulting in an exceptionally smooth taste, with notes of saffron cake, sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry ice cream, caramel, vanilla and cinnamon, nutmeg and orange.

Neythan Hayes, the founder of Dead Man’s Fingers, said: “We believe we’ve produced a liquid that is as good as any established or contemporary spiced rum out there.

“While we have achieved success to date through a handful of on and off-trade listings, Halewood’s distribution structure will drive growth and allow more people to enjoy it as much as we do – this is what we’re really excited about.”