Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers
They say that time flies when you’re having rum.
They also say that girls just wanna have rum (and boys too, obviously).
Yet for some reason, it is indie gin and craft ales that have been getting all the buzz lately.
Thankfully, Glasgow’s new craft rum distillery, Wester Spirit Co., is addressing that injustice and bringing the magic of molasses back into the limelight again.
So why not sample some spiced delights for yourself with today’s Handpicked Deal on a distillery tour and cocktail masterclass?
Baby, you were born to rum
When Wester Spirit Co. launched its Glasgow rum distillery in 2018, it became the first in Scotland in over 300 years. In the same year, it also made its way onto The Independent’s ‘10 Best Spiced Rums’ list.
Wester Spirit rum is made in small batches using traditional ingredients and innovative distillation techniques. The result is a rich, round, earthy rum with vanilla and citrus notes that’s delicious either over ice or mixed in a cocktail.
At this event, you will get to try it both ways with a complimentary sampling session.
Tour and cocktail masterclass
Based in the West End, Wester Spirit Co. is only a five-minute walk from Partick underground.
This Handpicked Deal is for a rum distillery tour for one, including complimentary rum cocktail masterclass and tasting, and chance to learn all about the history of rum making in Glasgow.
Tours are available Thursdays to Sundays until 30th of June 2019 and will take place in a mixed group of up to twelve.
Praise for Wester Spirit
As mentioned, Wester Spirit was included in The Independent’s ‘10 Best Spiced Rums’ list 2018. Here is a snippet of their review:
‘...Wester’s offering is a premium-priced, spiced sipper that pours the colour of deep mahogany with a cola candy nose. It’s a dry, complex drink with sweet vanilla cut with hints of citrus. Spice is supplied by star anise, ginger and nutmeg, which complements the overall package.’
And a reviewer on the Master of Malt website had this to say:
‘The best spiced rum I’ve ever tasted by a country mile. Just ordered 5 more for the festivities!!’
Sample Scotland’s new rum
Move over Jamaica – Scotland has its own rum now and it is already gaining praise.
Today’s Handpicked Deal will give you the chance to sample it for yourself, plus sharpen your cocktail making skills in the process.
Available right until the end of June, you can also buy multiples, making this a great option for a birthday night out or stag party.