Gunpowder Mill Black Spiced Rum
Design: Holly McNicholas
Location: United Kingdom
Project Type: Student Project
School: University of Central Lancashire
Tutor: Pete Thompson, Ted Howell
Packaging Contents: Alcohol
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass, Cork, Twine, Copper, Wood
Gunpowder Mill Black Spiced Rum – Made in the Spirit of Gunpowder.
A 100 proof/60% alcohol by volume rum infused with chillis, fruit peel and spices to further the theme of heat. The rum, like the rum of old, will light with contact with significant heat or flame for a high-end and unique rum experience.
Rum and gunpowder were once mixed as a way to test the strength of rum in the days of the navy. If the rum was proof, the mixture would ignite proving its potency, keeping rum at a fiery 60% alcohol by volume or 100 proof, and protecting the gunpowder stored in the bellies of ships if the rum were to spill during storms and sea battles. Today Twickenham Gunpowder Mill, once owned by notorious gunpowder company Curtis and Harvey and built-in 1504, has been renovated to distil a sophisticated and explosive new rum to preserve the 500-year history of the mill and the age old tie between rum and gunpowder.
The rum is housed in a black glass bottle which additionally protects the flavors, with the logo pressed into its surface, alongside a copper neck and aglet highlight. The cork is attached to…