Scottish distillery unveils new artisan rum range

Liv Rum range

Livingston-based Matugga Distillers has unveiled its new rum collection, Liv Rum.

It includes two award-winning white rums – Pot Distilled White Rum (ABV 42.5%, RSP £25.99) and Navy Strength White Rum (ABV 57.5%, RSP £31.99) – and Black Spiced Rum (ABV 40%, RSP £25.99) infused with Scottish heather. All three are available now.

The artisan collection also includes two flavoured liqueurs available from July 2020: Raspberry & Hibiscus Rum Liqueur (ABV 32% ABV, RSP £23.99), made using seasonal handpicked raspberries; and Honey & Lavender Rum Liqueur (ABV 32% ABV, RSP £23.99), created using Scottish honey and locally sourced lavender.

Matugga Distillers is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo, Paul and Jacine Rutasikwa.

Head Distiller Paul Rutasikwa said: “It’s been a roller coaster of a year for many of us. Getting our new range to this point, bottled and ready, has been a challenge but we’re proud to be able to unveil our innovative new collection. It’s a celebration of our love for craft rum, of Scotland’s nature, and the nation’s growing commitment to quality, local producers.

“Liv Rum is the next step in Matugga Distillers’ story, we wanted to create an accessible range of high-quality rums that are of great value and showcase the diversity and flexibility of the spirit.”

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