Far Shore Merchants announces truffle launch in partnership with Davison’s

Ian Davison and Doug Hey

Far Shore Merchants – an Island-based company specialising in luxury goods, which recently launched a blended dark rum inspired and named after The Peggy of Castletown schooner – has announced its collaboration with Davison’s to produce a range of Peggy Dark Rum truffles just in time for the festive period.

The limited-edition flavours, a deliciously indulgent blend of Peggy Dark Rum infused with a decadent hint of Belgian chocolate, are available from retail immediately, in time for the all-important festive gifting period.

Speaking of the collaboration, Doug Hey, Director of Far Shore Merchants, said: “Since 1988, Davison’s has been dedicated to producing the finest handmade chocolates created by its Master Chocolatier, Ian Davison, who is a protégé of Gulliver’s Chocolate, a London-based chocolatier supplier to Harrods and Fortnum & Mason.  

“We’re delighted to be working with Ian and his team to produce Peggy Dark Rum truffles. Ian has been combining exciting and original flavours in his cutting-edge creations for years, and he was the perfect candidate to embark upon this collaboration with.”

Made using Manx butter and the finest Callebaut Belgian chocolate, the range of three truffle products (cocoa truffles, festive truffles, and truffle selection) are all handmade and hand-finished and feature smooth, decadent chocolate shells filled with creamy truffle and Peggy Rum, a dark rum with aromas of caramel, oak, and marzipan for unparalleled depth of flavour.

Ian Davison, Master Chocolatier at Davison’s, explained: “The Peggy Dark Rum truffles have been created with the festive period in mind, answering a consumer need for innovation and exciting new offerings that evoke the Isle of Man’s fantastic history.

“The flavour cues of rich Belgian chocolate blended with Peggy Dark Rum is a superb addition to Far Shore Merchants’ brand portfolio and presents the consumer with something new to serve over Christmas or to give as a gift.”

Hey added: “Perfect as a gift whatever the occasion, we think this new product is very special indeed. We hope it will delight Peggy Rum fans as well as introduce new consumers to the brand.”

Peggy Dark Rum truffles are available in 140g packs for an RRP of £9.95, and are available from the following retailers: The Wine Cellar, Douglas; Close Leece Farm Shop, St John’s.