Robert the Doll Gets His Own Rum. And, Of Couse, It’s Red
October 31, 2022
Robert the Doll has a new spirit keeping him company. And this one can lift your spirits too.
Key West Art & Historical Society, Key West’s First Legal Rum Distillery, and Ghost Key West teamed up to create a rum that honors the world’s most haunted doll, and Robert the Doll’s Voodoo Spiced Red is the result.
Robert the Doll’s Voodoo Spiced Red is a rum unlike any other.
Each bottle is distilled in Key West, Florida, at the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery under the watchful eye of celebrity chef and distiller Paul Menta.
Made with all-natural ingredients and pure Florida cane sugar, the rum is finished with the same spices used traditionally in Key West’s voodoo rituals.
The red glow comes from all-natural cinnamon that creates the appearance of flames in the sunlight. In the dark, voodoo spices blend with the rum to create a smooth finish that warms the tongue and soothes even the dark of souls.
Each bottle is made on the same island Robert the Doll calls home, and many of the bottles spend the night locked in the room with Robert the Doll at his haunted Fort East Martello Museum. Each small batch is chef-distilled and hand-labeled in the Southernmost City in the Continental United States.
The rum is best served chilled, and you should always make sure Robert the Doll gets the first sip.
Is the rum haunted? A bottle did move across the table of the distillery on its own when the first bottle was being filled. Video of the distiller describing the rum for this video inexplicably disappeared. A miniature Robert Doll took a dive into a rum rinse barrel when bottling was complete. And alarms sounded at the distillery the night the first batch was bottled. Someone entered the property after hours but ran off when they saw Robert the Doll.
We’re pretty sure this means Robert approves.
No permission is required to drink Robert the Doll’s Voodoo Spiced Red, and every purchase benefits Key West Art & Historical Society.
Bottles are now available at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery in Key West and will be available for human possession across the US through online ordering in time for the December 2022 holidays.
Robert the Doll Shot Glasses and Mini Robert Dolls are available from Robert the Doll.org
For more details on ordering Robert the Doll’s Voodoo Spiced Red Rum, visit Ghost Key West.com/rum.
Cheers and happy hauntings.
Ghost Key West: Robert the Doll Experience.