True innovators

For millions of expatriate contractors including oilmen, doctors, teachers, engineers 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 desertSiddiqui (sid-E-key), the code word for moonshine, means “my friend”.  To those who know about Siddiqui, have drank Siddiqui or have discretely made Siddiqui at home, many will recall it as a whiskey, others a vodka, but Siddiqui is a rum like no other.  Builders and Engineers often work in conditions, sometime illicitly, where there is limited access to the tools and tech others have on tap, so they innovate, get creative, collaborate and become tenacious with materials they have around them.  Siddiqui is from this world and is the friend, and often catalyst, to these memorable moments.

They didn’t have the luxury of walking down to the nearest liquor store or bar, let alone the opportunity to make a range of different spirits.  Using bootleg engineering and know-how gave rise to The Blue Flame Manual. They created a great spirit, one that embodies quality and purity, our famous White Rum.  From there, to further enhance the spirit of Siddiqui, they applied a creative maturation process using wood, and behold, the results is uniquely outstanding, Brown Rum.

The Blue Flame Manual

Starting in 1952, 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. This manual was distributed so people could safely and discreetly make alcohol in their homes. 

Guided by the Blue Flame, emerging from its underground roots, Siddiqui Rums are now hand-crafted by Penderyn Distilleries in Wales, UK.  This partnership brings together the best of both worlds, the old and new, elevating the original art of distillation and using only the finest ingredients to produce our award winning rums.


Siddiqui | Arabic, noun | Sid-e-key

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


Our Rum has been perfected by six decades of moonshiners using the blue flame recipe and is now crafted by Penderyn Distillery, Wales UK. 


Alcohol was prohibited in a distant desert land.


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. 


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.


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


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


Siddiqui Brown Rum wins Masters at a major international rum competition




Siddiqui Rum mentioned in Forbes Magazine as one of the best rums in the world.