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“To understand Siddiqui and its origins you must understand the history of Oil in the Middle East, for alcohol and oil go hand-in-hand.” -- Nigel Brown

The Blue Flame Manual

Siddiqui (sid-E-key), the code word for moonshine, means “my friend” in Arabic.  The secret recipe for this spirit of the desert was artfully crafted by engineers and detailed in The Blue Flame Manual including step by step distillation instructions distributed so people could safely and discreetly make alcohol in their homes using this method that’s been perfected over the last 68 years.  For millions of contractors from all fields including oilmen, doctors, teachers, military and construction workers, the word “Siddiqui” will conjure up images of that cool relaxing drink that welcomed you at the end of your grueling, hot, day in the desert.  Those who have ventured through the Middle East either know about Siddiqui, have drank Siddiqui or have discretely made Siddiqui at home.  Some recall it as a whiskey, others a vodka, but Siddiqui is a rum like no other.  

Meaning

Siddiqui | Arabic, noun | Sid-e-key

1. In English, Siddiqui means “my friend”
2. In the Middle East, Siddiqui is the code word used for moonshine since the 1950’s

Process

Our Rum has been perfected by six decades of moonshiners using the blue flame recipe. 

1952

Alcohol was prohibited

1952

Oilmen began to secretly build crude homemade stills and to distill alcohol using their kitchen stoves.  A Chief Chemical Engineer created “The Blue Flame Manual” to safely make alcohol in your home. The manual was coveretly circulated among the expatriate community. 

1953

You could buy a still and a copy of the Blue Flame Manual cost about $100 USD.  They named the moonshine “Siddiqui” meaning my friend in Arabic.

2013

“Siddiqui” was trademarked and a Distillery was built in Northern California

2016

First “Siddiqui Rum” was sold in Healdsburg CA.

2019

Siddiqui Rums Corporation signed a 15 year license agreement with Penderyn Distilleries, Wales, UK.