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Deadhead Rum and The Jimmy Psycho Experiment invite you to an ‘80s Party!

Deadhead Rum and The Jimmy Psycho Experiment invite you to an ‘80s Party!

The fifth full-length release by The Jimmy Psycho Experiment “The Wave of Love” features thirteen tracks of “New Wave Love Songs” evoking the moody, humorous and quirky pop feel of 80s New Wave infused with the EZ listening Tiki Lounge vibe! 

“The Wave of Love” Track Listing:

Melt With You

Don’t You (Forget About Me)


Love My Way

Dreaming of Me

Hungry Like the Wolf

Head Over Heels

Be Near Me

Space Age Love Song

She Blinded Me With Science

Slave to Love


Wrapped Around Your Finger

To enter the wild, weird, and retro-hip world of The Jimmy Psycho Experiment, Deadhead Rum’s mixologist  Michael Carbajal created a custom cocktail that will transport fans beachside to the 80’s with the Dead in Miami Cocktail. 

Fans who order before June 4, 2021 will receive an autographed The Wave of Love CD and FREE custom Deadhead Rum cocktail while supplies last. Must be 21+ to receive the custom cocktail and live in the United States. Beach and five-o’clock-shadow not included. 


Presales begin Tuesday, May 25, 2021 ONLY at www.JimmyPsycho.com

Street date is June 4th 


About the Cocktail Kit:

The Custom Dead in Miami Cocktail is FREE with purchase of The Wave of Love CD. 

A delightful aromatic mixture of rum and botanicals with the taste of sun-drenched tropics. Ingredients: Deadhead rum, Bonampak Botanical rum, coconut, strawberry and cinnamon syrups, fresh lime and Dole pineapple juice. Just mix the enclosed ingredients at home using the easy-to-follow directions, and ENJOY!


80’s Nagel-inspired CD cover artwork by Mark Thompson of Topesart.com

10 Years Strong. The Spirit Lives On.

When we created Deadhead Rum in 2011, we did so because we wanted to bring deserved attention to, and honor to, the storied history of rum production in México. 

After all, since the 18th-century, sugarcane has been a major crop in México and rum is a national beverage. Today, México has more sugar mills than any of its Caribbean neighbors. 

Last year, México produced 56.8 million tons of sugarcane making it the sixth largest producer in the world. And while México is internationally known for its tequila and mezcal, the fine rums coming out of México have gone largely unnoticed by the world rum scene. 

At Deadhead Rum, we set out from the beginning to change that global neglect. Starting with partnering with the most-awarded distillery in México, Rones de México, a family-owned artisanal distillery that’s been making handcrafted exceptional rum since 1948. Its master distiller, Jorge Perez Rafael, is the most decorated distiller in México. 

And while we had just the right distillery and master blender, we didn’t wish to put our fine rum in just any common bottle. We wanted our bottle to stand out on shelves and get noticed. And we wanted our bottle to represent a cultural connection to the history of the State of Chiapas. The shrunken head pays tribute to Mayan rituals of family protection, triumph, and honor in the Chiapas region. 

We were honored as well when The Tasting Panel gave Deadhead Rum a 95-point rating and our Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum a 92-point rating. 

10th Anniversary Limited Edition Deadhead Rum

To celebrate our ten years of commitment to making the very finest rum and putting Méxican rum on the map, we asked our master blender Jorge to create a 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Deadhead Rum and disappoint us he did not. 

The Deadhead 10th Anniversary Rum is extraordinary. This elegant 80-proof spirit features a whiskey-nose of stone fruit and maple syrup. Brown sugar melts on the tongue, followed by cigar-leaf and sassafras. Toasted pecan and oatmeal drive even more textural complexity. Oak and leather are magnificent on the finish, which exudes pure depth of character.

Each amber glass-bottle features a black-matte, copper-foil embossed label that is hand-numbered. This sleek, stunning 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Bottle will surely be a back-lit beauty on top-shelves of bars and Tiki lounges everywhere. The 10th Anniversary Deadhead Rum Limited Edition will be available June 2021. 

It Takes a Village

For us, the past ten years have been an exciting (and certainly challenging) ride. And although we knew we had the finest rum and outstanding packaging (winning dozens of medals including Gold and Double Gold for taste at the Craft Competition International Awards, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, BTI and Sip Awards and a Platinum Medal for bottle design at the Sip Awards) it hasn’t been a cakewalk in the hypercompetitive spirits marketplace. 

We are a small, family-owned company competing against the deep-pocketed global rum marketers producing oceans of rum from  better-known rum countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, and Cuba. 

But like the shrunken head ritual of Mayan civilization, we have empowered ourselves with the spirit of our global rum adversaries and market challenges and are finding creative and committed ways to put Deadhead Rum and the Méxican rum industry front and center. 

Even though Deadhead Rum started 10 years ago, facing the slings and arrows of uncontrollable variables such as distribution disruptions and a global pandemic, in some ways we feel born again. The new kid on the block. We’re back and we’re not going away.

This year we have reopened 24 markets in the US, and reopened Australia, and added the UK, Israel, South Africa, and Singapore expanding our footprint to 38 countries. From the nadir to the greater, sales are back up to over 40,000 cases. 

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a whole lot more people to raise a successful global rum brand. We would like to thank everyone in this crazy business for making Deadhead Rum a success and an even greater success going forward. 

Starting with our own tribe, which we call the Tiki Council – those spirited cheerleaders both inside and outside the company who shout our message of authenticity and commitment to excellence every day.

And of course from our tireless distributors and loyal wholesale accounts to our enthusiastic bloggers, media supporters and on-premise devotees, without whom our renewed growth would not have been possible, we thank you all for making us 10 years strong. The spirit lives on.  

Jimmy Psycho Experiment Joins the Deadhead Rum Family

Jimmy Psycho Experiment Joins the Deadhead Rum Family

Jimmy Psycho Experiment Joins the Deadhead Rum Family

The world’s only spook/sci-fi, punk-rock lounge act joins the Deadhead Rum family as a partner and brand ambassador for Deadhead Rums.

Jimmy and the Deadhead Rum family have taken their longtime collaboration and respect for each other to a higher level of commitment. Jimmy is joining the Deadhead Rum family as an equity partner and brand ambassador in the state of Ohio for Deadhead Rum. 

Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark herself, has called Jimmy “the mad scientist of lounge music.” Quentin Tarantino has called Jimmy the “Quentin Tarantino of lounge music.”   

Deadhead Rum is hitching up the Bamboozle travel trailer and rum-running across state lines for the rest of 2021 celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a company with the release of its 10-year-old limited edition rum. This rum is as smooth as a baby’s butt having rested in American oak with Chiapas oak for the past 10 years. It is rich, full-bodied with a whiskey-style nose of stone fruit, maple syrup, and vanillin. The flavor is intense. Real intense. 

Jimmy will be promoting the introduction of Deadhead Rum and Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum in his home state of Ohio through sponsored performances, and will be part of the Deadhead Coast-to-Coast Anniversary celebrations in New York and California.

Not only will the celebrations feature musical performances by Jimmy Psycho but also Deadhead 10-year Limited Edition Rum tastings, cocktails curated by master mixologist Michael Carbajal, fun games, sweet prizes, and awesome limited edition merch designed by Tom “Thor” Thordarson.  

So grab your tiki mugs and don your favorite aloha attire because the road goes on forever and the party and the swag never end.



July 17, 2021 Tiki Underground, Cincinnati-OH: Official Ohio Launch Party

July 29-31, 2021 Tiki Oasis, San Diego-CA: Deadhead 10th Anniversary Party

September 16, 2021 Ohana Luau at the Lake, Lake George, NY Deadhead 10th Anniversary Party

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2021 Arizona Tiki Oasis

We’d like to thank everyone who partied with us at Tiki Oasis Arizona. 

We loved the enthusiasm at the opening night party followed by the Shag Party we sponsored featuring the Purple People Eater cocktail curated by master mixologist Michael Carabajal.

We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary of bringing you the finest rum made in México. Maybe the finest rum made anywhere. 

Come join us at Tiki Oasis San Diego in July if you can. We will be introducing our 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Rum.

Deadhead Rum. Ten years strong. The spirit lives on.