Dead Run Cocktail

17th April 2023

Dead Run Cocktail Glass of Bubbly

A sailor’s rum and a champion’s Sparkling Wine, introducing a new Glass of Bubbly Cocktail, with help from the world-famous Ferrari Trento in Italy, the official toast of F1 and Dead Run Rum from the Isle of Bute, Scotland.

The Sparkling Wine – Ferrari Trento

The creation of Ferrari Trento is all down to the highly regarded Giulio Ferrari, who started his journey back in 1902, he started creating his extraordinary vineyard/winery in the divine Trento city in Italy that then started creating unforgettable Sparkling Wines. Giulio wanted to be able to turn the area of Trentino into a place capable of competing with the finest French Champagnes and I think it’s safe to say that his dream became a reality.

Interesting Fact – He knew the area of Trentino was a good location to plant vines, so after choosing the location he had the challenge of picking the vines he wanted to plant, he went for Chardonnay and ended up becoming the first person to make substantial plantings of Chardonnay in Italy.

Left: Oliver Walkey – Director Glass of Bubbly / Right: Matteo Lunelli – President & CEO of Ferrari Trento

Ferrari Trento is also the Official Toast of Formula 1, with Matteo Lunelli, President & CEO of Ferrari Trento was quoted on saying: “We are very excited to announce this partnership with Formula 1 which is both an achievement and a starting point for us. It’s an achievement because it demonstrates the renown and the appeal that Ferrari Trento wines enjoy internationally, thanks to our team that works tirelessly across the board. It’s a starting point because we are just beginning this extraordinary adventure that will allow us to bring the Italian Art of Living to the celebrations of Formula 1. We decided to embark on this project even in this complex time that the world is currently experiencing because we strongly believe in the future of Ferrari Trento.”

If you want to find out more about Ferrari Trento, continue reading Ferrari Trento – “A Dream is all you Need” or find out more about Magnums vs Standard Sized Bottles with Ferrari Trento

Ferrari Trento – Maximum Blanc de Blancs – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Crisp green apples, orchard fruits, minerals, chalky with yellow fruits, honeysuckle, yellow rose petals and wild yellow floral on the aroma, if you leave it in the glass for a few minutes, it’ll start to open up with rising oaky character, toast and smoked meat.”

Flavour – “Delicate green apples, fresh green apple skins, with minerals, wet stones, chalky, almost saline, with ripe juicy yellow fruits, yellow rose petals and yellow floral notes on the palate, the palate gets richer after a while in the glass, almost like golden honey, hints of oak chips and charred oak.”

Silver Medal in the Classic & Elegant Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Rum – Isle of Bute

Creating world-class spirits on the Isle of Bute, in the heart of Rothesay, one of Scotland’s many breathtaking islands. Sourcing botanicals from across the island and nearby areas, they’ve brought to the market a selection of Gins, one Rum and this magnificent creation, their Oyster Gin, capturing the aphrodisiac’s flavours inside an enchanting bottle of Gin.

A few friends is all it took to create Isle of Bute Distillery, some lived on the island and some discovered the place during holidays while growing up, it all began in 2018 on a boat ride around the island, the friends swapped stories of days gone about their time on the island, and during this time, Rhona, the founder realised that this prime location, with an alluring essence to capture and show the world, had no distillery, so she created one, and has been growing the brand ever since.

Isle of Bute – Dead Run Rum – Tasting Notes – “Winter fruits, sweet woody spices with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, smooth and sweet caramel and vanilla with a touch of orange peel and oakiness.”

“There Is No Other Course To Take”

The Cocktail – Dead Run


  • A Big Ice Cube
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Rum
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Bay Leaf

How To Make The Dead Run Cocktail

  • Place your Big Ice Cube in your Glass
  • Pour in 15mls of Rum
  • Add a Small Sprinkling of Ginger
  • And a Small Sprinkling of Cinnamon
  • Add 2/3 Twists of Salt
  • Top up with 80mls of Sparkling Wine
  • Then Garnish with a Bay Leaf

Dead Run Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Allspice, sweet cinnamon and ginger, delicate and crisp green fruits, bay leaves and vanilla on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Sweet with a mixture of allspice, cinnamon & ginger with young, juicy green fruits, refreshing and alive with character along with a pleasing saline from the salt, sweet with spice but delicate with fruit, a blend of two worlds.”

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.