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Traditional Cumberland Rum Butter



An unusual and mouth-watering rum-flavoured sweet spread. It first appeared in the larders of West Cumbria in the 18th century following the international import of rum and spices into local trading ports. Delicious spread on oatcakes, buttered toast, crumpets or pancakes. Further serving suggestions may be found under Product Information immediately below.

No one knows who invented this iconic West Cumbrian dish but it is as versatile as it is utterly scrumptious. Once a mainstay of christening celebrations where it was served in special wooden bowls, our award-winning version is perfect dolloped onto Grasmere Gingerbread®, melted over vanilla ice cream or served at Christmas with warmed mince pies and/or Christmas pudding.

More on the history of rum butter.

Do not refrigerate, store in the cupboard. Will last up to 6 months from purchase.

Sugar, butter (milk) and demerara rum (4.71%).

Allergens: milk

Contains alcohol.

This product is classed as 1 Unit. You can have up to 8 units in your package before incurring additional delivery charges.