At 15 degrees north latitude, Deadhead Rum's sugarcane grown in Tapachula, Chiapas is blanketed with a tropical climate, coastal breezes and ocean salinity. Known for its deep caves, high mountains, abundant rainfall and fertile, lush sugar cane plantations, rum from this region has been recognized amongst the most outstanding rums of the world.
In small batches fresh sugarcane juice is slowly fermented and double-distilled in copper pot stills to remove impurities and leave exquisite aroma, texture, and pure, clean flavors. At the same time our rich molasses is patiently fermented and then distilled in a single column still meticulously crafting a rum of bold, crisp richness and solid structure. These two rums form the foundation of Deadhead Rum and are vital to achieve the perfect balance and complexity we demand.
The next fundamental component in our exceptional formula is aging our rum. Never taking the simple path, we age rum distilled from pure sugarcane juice in American oak (medium toasted) barrels, while rum distilled from our rich molasses is aged in two different barrels: American oak (highly toasted) and barrels made from Chiapas oak. The interaction of wood endows our rum with a luxurious rich color; as it matures and mellows the spirit until it is perfect enhance the elegant aromas and flavors of the spirit with opulent character from the different barrels.
It does not end there, once the rum is adequately aged, the art of blending Deadhead begins. Our Master Distiller handcrafts the subtle, distinctive flavor profile that is the surest mark of excellent rum. Finished with a charcoal polishing, the spirit in each bottle is a testament to the expert care and artistry of rum making.
Deadhead Rum’s rich dark hue, and bouquet saturated with the aromas of coffee, chocolate, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg, all of which carry through to the palate along with the flavors of cloves, anise and caramel all play in stupendous balance. Deadhead Rum's long spicy finish makes it an excellent sipping rum. Assertive aromatics and brilliant flavors make it a great choice for use in classic Tiki cocktails.