Local rum company creates the city’s first ‘Rum Map’ to raise money for Salford Lads Club.

The Salford Rum Company is calling out to rum lovers of Greater Manchester to name their favourite rum joints and best rum based cocktails the city has to offer, to create the first Mancunian rum map.

The map will be illustrated by local artist, Dave Draws, famous for his beautifully detailed drawings of maps of northern cities and towns. The map will be created and released in time for  World Rum Day (10th July 2021) with Salford Rum founders Tommy and James taking to social media to ask their 13,000 followers to share their ultimate destinations for rum and rum cocktails in Greater Manchester.

Alongside helping to provide data for the map, drinkers will be able to donate money for Salford Lads Club.

James Harrison, co-founder of Salford Rum, states: “It’s been a massive 12 months for Salford Rum – one which could have been very different had it not been for the legions of loyal, local fans that have built us up by drinking our rum neat and in cocktails. A sense of community is at the core of what we stand for, so launching a map driven by our fans and bringing together the very best of Greater Manchester’s rum cocktails is the least we can do. 

Tommy Gaughan, co-founder of Salford Rum, adds: “Rules permitted, we hope to see Mancunians and Salfordians out and about in the city, supporting the incredible venues we have in Greater Manchester, map in hand. The region is a hotbed of drinks talent, and we hope to bring as much as we can of that delicious talent into one, handy, creative map.

The map will be hand drawn by iconic illustrator and artist, Dave Draws, who is famous for his doodles of northern towns and cities, and is responsible for the eye-catching, intricate design on bottles of Salford Rum.

The Salford Rum Company was created in 2018 when James Harrison and Tommy Gaughan – rugby-league-playing high school friends – took inspiration from the growing gin category, which was flying high due to buckets of innovation and creativity and set out to make a local premium rum that would rival the luxury gin products on the market.

Salford Rum’s premium spiced rums are created as a passionate celebration of the history, heritage and people of Salford Docks in Greater Manchester throughout the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. An era whereby the city’s Salford Docks grew to be the third largest port in the UK, the spirits take inspiration from the rums, fruits and spices from the Caribbean which were landing on British shores for the first time. The result is something special, indeed; much like the city where these rums were born, the products are bursting with character and confidence that delight even seasoned rum aficionados.

 Updated dates: Saturday August 28th 2021 12-7pm

You can have your say on the best rum cocktails Greater Manchester has to offer by visiting Salford Rum’s Facebook page at – https://www.facebook.com/SalfordRum/ or Instagram channel at https://instagram.com/salfordrum. 

 Salford Rum is available in Morrison’s stores in the North West and Co-op stores nationwide now. Bottles can also be purchased online at Drinkwell and via www.salfordrum.com