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Manchester Still Leading The Way. Win a Bottle of “Faraday’s Proof” White Rum

It takes a fair bit of bottle to decide that Manchester should have its own Rum distillery. It’s not easy to get a license to make it and it’s arguably not the most popular of drinks, unless you’re a pirate. Bearing in mind that no pirates have been spotted on the Manchester ship canal since 1980, at the height of the New Romantic scene, then maybe going down the Gin route would have been a better decision. Gin is trendy, even my mate big Dave* is partial to a Gin & tonic. Gin would be the easier choice.

But you know what, Manchester doesn’t do easy and neither does Sam Rowley-Neale. We like Sam. We like Sam’s Rum. We don’t like New Romantics.

What started off as a little bit of home brew has developed into really pure, smooth white Rum, born in Manchester and christened as “Faraday’s Proof“. With one of the few official licences for the production of Rum in the UK Manchester Still Inc, made up of Sam and his business partners Dr Michael Down and bar industry expert (I want to be one of those when I grow up ;)) Joe Spencer, are already creating quite a buzz in and around Manchester and they’re even exporting their Rum to China.

Meeting with Sam and Joe a couple of weeks ago I was struck by their desire to produce a drink of real quality which they hope will be enjoyed in good company, with old friends and new. They’ve obviously tried to create great branding for “Faraday’s Proof” and in our opinion they’ve succeeded, in fact they already sell a truck load of branded Tees. As the business grows they hope to put some of their profit into good causes and, where possible, they try and source products and services for their business from other Manchester suppliers.

If you’re interested in buying or stocking “Faraday’s Proof” white rum please check out the Manchester Still Inc site.

* Big Dave now enjoys a glass of “Faraday’s Proof”, always with ice and a Man City cocktail umbrella.

Win a Bottle of “Faraday’s Proof” White Rum (Over 18’s Only)

Sam has very kindly offered a bottle of “Faraday’s Proof” White Rum as a prize in this giveaway. In fact the winner will be able to collect the prize from Sam himself at the Manchester Still Distillery, which is located near Piccadilly train station. Sam will show you around the distillery, explaining the manufacturing process and explaining why it’s perfectly acceptable for you and your friends to #LoveTheRum.

The winner of this giveaway will be contacted in order to arrange a convenient time to visit the distillery. Please bear this in mind as we can’t ship this prize. The winner must be over 18 so it’s important that both ourselves and Manchester Still Inc are happy that is the case, which is why Sam has also offered the distillery visit.

Don’t forget, you have several chances to win this prize if you decide to choose all the options that are listed on Rafflecoptor (the established, trusted plugin we use to run these giveaways and one which allows us to choose a random winner). Each option you choose, i.e. follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc, etc, count as one entry. So more chances to win….

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Good luck.

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  1. Amanda Richardson

    Like a good rum based cocktail and also an occasional rum and coke. Not had any Faradays rum, would love to try it

  2. Lindsay

    I’m having a cocktail party with the girls for my birthday – need to stock up the liquor cabinet (currently empty) and this looks fabulous!

  3. Lisa Dolatowski

    I would like to win as there is nothing I love more than a quality rum in my cocktail evenings with friends. I love something that stands out from the usual shop shelf rum!!

  4. Abigail Cullen

    I do like rum Captain Morgan’s Spiced, being a favourite of mine, but I haven’t tried this before, sounds interesting.

  5. Mark Milsom

    I would love to try this rum and hope it makes that stuff that comes from the West Indies taste like Gnats P*ss !!!

  6. Deborah Clarke

    It would be perfect for a cocktails evening for me and my bestie. We are ling overdue a catch up. Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner.

  7. Paul Halling

    we love our rum especially at Christmas and would be great to introduce family and friends to a new one 🙂 thank you

  8. Rebecca Jane Roberts

    This looks yummy and those bottles are fab, would love to use one as a candle holder if I was lucky enough to win 😀

  9. Theresa Alison

    Would love to give it to my Dad for Fathers Day he absolutely loves Rum and there’s no one I’d rather give it to more than him 🙂 Special Rum for my Special Father 🙂

  10. kelly

    I’d love to gift this to my husband, he has just started cocktail making and it would be a great gift for fathers day.

  11. kaya corbridge

    Gin is perfect for those weekend evenings sat in the garden – This gin sounds amazing and I would love to share it with my mum.

  12. alice poppy

    my dad is originally from manchester and his most favourite drink is rum. on top of this when I was little we used to always rescue bees together and I have a bee tattoo to symbolise this so this would just be the most perfect gift!

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