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Golden yum to new Scots rum; DRINK NEWS RUM.

Last week Scotland's first Golden Rum was launched by a small Perthshire distillery.

It marks another moment in Scottish drinks history as Scotland delves into other spirits markets other than whisky.

There has already been excitement about our new gin brands and rum is also starting to make its mark.

There will only be an initial run of 1000 bottles of Dunedin Golden Rum from craft spirits specialists Strathearn Distillery from Methven.

Presented in a unique bottle paying homage to Scotland and Muireadhach (Murdina) the famous Sea Warrior, Dunedin Rum will retail at PS34.99 from the Distillery's website and is bottled at 43 per cent ABV.

It is described as having a "bold fruity nose and notes of dark chocolate".

Liam Pennycook, the young Head Distiller of Strathearn Distillery, who started the rum interest at Strathearn, said: "I always told Tony that Rum was a great drink and after a few research sessions, the idea was born - or at least what we could remember". Dunedin is the latest Scots rum to hit the market.

Dark Matter Spiced Rum is already stocked in Scots supermarkets and independent drink stores and this month creators Jim and John Ewen claimed it will now be stocked in around 450 Tesco stores across the UK.

At the moment they only employ three other people at their Dark Matter Distillers in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, in what they claim is the only rum distillery in Scotland.

Named after an Orkney pirate John Gow, the J. Gow Distillery has laid down its first barrels on the uninhabited Orkney island of Lamb Holm.

Their rum is "made with a blend of spices from around the world including two secret ingredients grown in Orkney", and will offer citrus and cinnamon notes with a hint of vanilla and a "warming spice finish".

They will release their Spiced Rum later this year.

Whisky is still Scotland's No1 spirit but rum looks like meaning more to the country than just the name of one of our islands.

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Date:Oct 7, 2017
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