This isn’t Birmingham in the 1920s, but as Blinders fandom hits its Peak, you’d be forgiven for thinking the UK has stepped into a time warp. The streets of Britain are awash with waistcoats, peaky flat caps and circular glasses as the classy style of the hit BBC drama takes over – much like I’m sure the Peaky Blinders did to many a watering hole in their day.
If you’d have told a local of Birmingham’s Small Heath that the largely impoverished area was to take over the hearts, minds and taste in hats of people across the country in the latter half of this decade, they’d have guffawed as hard as Arthur Shelby’s right boot. And while fashion, lingo and headwear is one thing – it’s your drinks cupboard that is next.
“Spirits which immediately conjure up a cocktail of 1920s baroque mansions and tight-fitting, stylish suits, finished with a little dash of rebellion”
The Peaky Blinder Spirits range offers three unique spirits for you to enjoy at your leisure; spirits which immediately conjure up a cocktail of 1920s baroque mansions and tight-fitting, stylish suits, finished with a little dash of rebellion. All the drinks are produced by West Midlands manufacturers Sadlers, so there’s a real input from the region which came to define the gang.
There’s a small batch gin which uses a range of exotic spices and botanicals, emanating all the class and guile of the merchants and traders of the day. The Peaky Blinders Spiced Rum is as bold as the gang themselves, but contains flavoursome notes of orange, vanilla and nutmeg. The triple-distilled, small-batch Irish Whiskey is a nod to the good ‘ole days and the Irish heritage of so many from the area, and of the Shelby’s themselves. This is three high-quality, small-batch spirits with the soul of Birmingham crammed into the bottle.
“This is three high-quality, small-batch spirits with the soul of Birmingham crammed into the bottle”
All you need to do is don your best suit, source a pocket watch and wear your grandad’s flat cap – any one of these over ice and you’ll feel like a young Thomas Shelby in his prime.