Spinnaker Favourites

Spinnaker Favourites!

It’s hard to show all of our amazing products, so each month we highlight our current must-have item, selected by one of our very own team members!

Olivia recommends…

Centurion 1744, a Scotch Bonnet & Spiced Rum chilli sauce sure to warm you up as the weather turns cold, made by Spice Island Chilli. Olivia has been part of the team for 8 months as our PR Executive, focusing on creating brilliant content for our blog, informing our press contacts of all of our exciting events and experiences and coming up with ideas to bring the press to us, building awareness organically for the Tower.

You can even see Olivia’s hand below, professionally modelling the Spice Island Chilli Sauce in our Gift Shop!

Centnurion 1744, Spice Island Chilli

Made with Scotch Bonnet & Spiced Rum, the combination of fresh flavours and intense heat means this sauce has many uses both as a cooking sauce and a table sauce. Caribbean style at its core, the combination of rum and demerara completely smooths out the bitterness of the fresh scotch bonnet and creates an incredibly addictive hot sauce that never compromises on flavour.

This is a hot sauce that can be tamed, just like HMS Centurion and George Anson tamed the seven seas in 1744 and is the one to reach for when looking to add some adventure to any dish.

The History

The year is 1744. Commodore George Anson has returned to Portsmouth having successfully completed his circumnavigation of the globe. From an original fleet of eight, the flagship, HMS Centurion was the only ship to make it back to Portsmouth.

Tasked with disrupting the Spanish trade routes throughout the oceans of Mexico, Chile & Peru, Anson famously captured the Manila Galleon which was carrying over a million pieces of eight. It was a decisive victory for the 60 gun Centurion and Anson returned to England a hero, laying down the foundations of Britain’s global supremacy of the seas.

This brutal voyage of discovery and battle took nearly four years to complete. It resulted in horrific loss of life for the sailors. Only 188 men of the original crew of 1,854 survived to tell the tale. Anson reportedly, dropped to his knees on the beach at Spice Island and kissed the ground, thanking God for his safe return.

Just like Anson’s voyage, Centurion 1744 is not for the faint hearted.  This sauce is versatile and perfect for adding some adventure to stir-fry, chilli con carne or chicken fajitas.  Use a generous dash to liven up your homemade guacamole, add to mayonnaise to created a chilli mayo or just enjoy with cheesey beans on toast.