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Christmas with Cabal: Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Posted: 17th November 2021

What better way is there to celebrate the festive season than with the warming notes of a delicious Cabal No.1513 award winning aged rum? Caramel, dark chocolate, orange peel, fruit cake and sweet sherry…

The brand has launched its ‘Naughty & Nice’ hamper for rum and luxury spirits lovers this Christmas, bringing together the stunning first expression of Cabal No.1513 with some tasty accompaniments and branded tumbler glasses.

Naughty & Nice Hamper priced at £65.00 is available in the shop on and contains:

• 70cl bottle of Cabal No.1513 award winning aged rum
• 80g orange milk chocolate bar by artisan chocolate-maker Coco Chocolatier
• Parmesan, toasted pine nuts and basil flavoured drinks biscuits by The Drinks Bakery
• 2 x Cabal premium branded sipping glasses
• Cabal Christmas serve guide
• Gift wrapped in bespoke luxury Cabal tissue paper with a gift message of your choice

On Friday 26th November use promotional code BLACKFRIDAY for 15% off.

For those who prefer to keep it simple and gift a bottle on its own, Cabal is offering free Christmas gift wrapping on all Christmas orders. Simply select the option at checkout on Claire Kinloch, CEO at Harpalion Spirits, said: “The luxury taste profile we’ve created with our tropically aged, naturally finished rum, is perfect for enjoying throughout the festive season. Created and tested by both consumers and industry experts, means Cabal No.1513 has a wide appeal and has been designed to offer choice in the way it can be consumed. Neat, mixed, or in a cocktail – delicious either way.”

Christmas Serve: Eggnog, the Cabal way

Best made in a large batch to share with friends and family, this Eggnog recipe is quintessentially festive. Here’s our favourite recipe:
Serves 2. Multiply ingredients to make a larger batch.
2 whole eggs
40g caster sugar (or 3 heaped teaspoons)
150ml full fat milk (or 3 shots)
150ml double cream (or 3 shots)
50ml Cabal No.1513 (or 1 shot)
30ml Pedro Ximénez sherry (or ½ shot)

Blend eggs in a blender on slow speed until smooth. Add the sugar and blend until dissolved. Add Cabal No.1513, sherry, milk and cream and keep blending for a few seconds until fully combined. Pour straight into a large glass of your choice (or a bottle and refrigerate if making a larger batch) and garnish with fresh nutmeg.

About Cabal Cabal No.1513, which was officially launched in May 2021, is created using a combination of pot and column distillation techniques with rums from prominent distilleries in Guatemala, Guyana, Trinidad, Panama and the Caribbean, tropically aged at origin. The liquid is then finished in Pedro Ximénez casks in Speyside, creating a unique, complex, yet smooth taste profile.

Bottled at 43% ABV, Cabal No.1513 is non-chill filtered, and there is no added colouring, flavour or sugar, leaving a high-quality, natural rum. Cabal No.1513 was awarded gold in the super premium golden rum category at the recent Spirits Business Global Spirits Masters 2021.

There’s a unique ingredient in Cabal, People. To create its liquid, Cabal brings together whisky drinkers, spirit lovers, rum champions, liquid specialists, trade experts, and literally the couple next door, to experiment and sample until the perfect result is achieved. The people who make up ‘the Cabal’ want to feel connected, to be involved, to experiment and to contribute. It’s this likeminded spirit that sets Cabal and all of its expressions apart.

Find out more and buy online at and stay inspired at and . Cabal No.1513 is distributed in the UK through bbb drinks and is available to both on-trade and off-trade outlets and online platforms across the UK. Export will also be a key channel and Gold Medal Marketing in Alberta, Canada, has already been appointed as a regional distributor.

Harpalion Spirits

Cabal is a Harpalion Spirits brand. Founded by two entrepreneurs passionate about the complexity, creativity and integrity that surrounds rum and its taste, Harpalion Spirits is wholeheartedly committed to using consumer insight to create its liquid, brand, story and future, with more than 200 people involved in the Cabal journey so far. The company, head quartered in Edinburgh, is backed by entrepreneur Richard Dixon, Chairman and led by CEO Claire Kinloch, also CEO of strategy consultancy, Genoa Black.

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