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Phillips of Bristol Shrub (Old English Alcoholic Cordial)

(70cl, 5.3%)

Phillips of Bristol Shrub (Old English Alcoholic Cordial)

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Phillips Shrub Bottling Note

Shrub is an alcoholic cordial that was made back in the days of rum smuggling. When salty sea water somehow found its way into the tasty rum, shrub was used to mask the brine flavours. While you're not going to find any rum and sea water cocktails these days, shrub still makes a mighty fine accompaniment to the spirit.

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Phillips of Bristol Shrub (Old English Alcoholic Cordial) Reviews

Gutted it's no longer available

I love rum and shrub and am gutted that it is no longer available.

21st January 2023

Bring back shrub.

I agree with the comments below. Please bring back shrub. I was introduced to Shrub on St.Mary’s IOS in the 80’s and have enjoyed this since then. It is the best accompaniment to rum and I have not found anything that comes close.

17th December 2022

THE best rum accompaniment

Nothing else will do with dark rum. Please can we have it back?

8th November 2022

Where has our Shrub gone?

by far the best accompaniment to dark rum - why oh why did Phillips of Bristol discontinue this historic west country drink?

6th November 2022

Rum lovers need Phillips shrub

Phillips of Bristol shrub cordial is the ONLY cordial to mix with rum ,nothing else compares to the flavour experienced .If you have any sway in persuading Phillips to start production again please do so .Much as we all like rum, shrub tickles the taste buds to produce a unique flavour experience .

2nd July 2022


Sell the recipe… get this going again… I miss my rum and shrub… tried every which way…just not the same!

23rd April 2022

Bring shrub back

Always used to grab a few bottles on my occasional trips to the South West for myself and my friends! Such a shame it’s no longer being made !

27th March 2022

A wonderfil mixer

My local wine merchant stopped stocking it a few years ago so I was buying by the case directly from Philips. There is obviously a (small) market for it so it's a shame that it is no longer produced. Anyone know the recipe of finest 'Devon spices and herbs'? Maybe Philips will do a short production run for the Shrub lovers? Put me down for a couple of cases!

17th December 2021

Lovely shrub

So very sad not to be able to buy this fantastic drink, there is nothing better after a winter walk. My beloved in laws introduced us to Rum & Shrub years ago.

Please please bring it back.

20th November 2021


The perfect accompaniment to rum for an evening's sipping sitting with friends under a starry night on the Lizard or supping at home when evenings grow cold and a log fire burns brightly in the hearth.

9th November 2021

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