To celebrate all things rum, bring Manchester and Salford’s hospitality community together AND raise money for charity, The Salford Rum Company has created the first Rum Map of Manchester – with a little help from the region’s rum lovers!
The team at Salford Rum asked its social followers to name their favourite rum joints and rum cocktails in the city, and the drinkers of Greater Manchester did not disappoint; naming loads of amazing bars and drinks that have been plotted onto the map which is designed to be a joyous celebration of rum for the city.
The map has been created by local artist, Dave Draws, famed for his intricate and much-loved maps of northern cities and towns, and – for the first time – includes colour sketches of cocktails and serves as well as the venues themselves. It features loads of notable joints which pour and serve great rum and rum cocktails, including Sandinista, The Refuge, Speak in Code, Revolucion de Cuba, Arcane, Tarriff and Dale, Manahatta, Mojo and Banyan.
The region’s rum fans will be pleased to know that they can download the final map for FREE – with voluntary donations to the Salford Lads Club – or prints can be purchased from http://www.salfordrum.com for £10 + postage (with all profits going directly to the Salford Lad’s Club fundraiser).
Run entirely by volunteers, Salford Lads Club provides much-needed opportunities for young people in the area in sports and the arts.
Tommy Gaughan, co-founder of Salford Rum, said: “The map has been designed to celebrate rum and many of the incredible bars and venues that we are so lucky to have in central Manchester and Salford – and support them after such a challenging year. Although we have spearheaded the map, we wanted to include all of the great bars, and it is with great pride that we showcase such a vast array of rums from here in the north west, the UK and across the globe – and the result is simply brilliant!
“We also want to thank all of our amazing fans and the rum drinking community of Greater Manchester for taking part and helping to shape the map with their recommendations for venues and cocktails.”
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.
To download the Rum Map for free or to order prints for £10 plus postage, visit https://salfordrum.com/products/rum-map
The JustGiving page for the initiative that will raise money for Salford Lads Club can be found here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salfordrum