Wester release limited edition white rum to support sanitiser drive

Wester Spirit Co. have released their first white rum as a limited edition bottle to help support production of hand sanitiser for front line key workers. Three weeks ago the distillery switched production from rum to hand sanitiser. So far Wester has donated over 700 bottles ofalcohol-based hand sanitiser to front line key workers across Glasgow.

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The profits from the sale of this limited edition bottle will enable Wester Spirit Co. to continue to produce and distribute hand sanitiser to those that need it most in Glasgow.

Zander Macgregor, co-founder and director said: “Since we began producing hand sanitiser a few weeks ago we have supplied front line key workers in care homes, NHS staff, Royal Mail, charities and children’s homes.

“Our aim is to continue to produce sanitiser for as long as the main supply
chain is not able to fulfill demand. We are a small independent company and the sales of our new Limited Edition White Rum will enable us to continue to supply those that are most in need.

“It has been great to see distilleries come together and help their local communities right across Scotland.”

The Limited Edition White Rum is fully fermented and distilled from sugarcane molasses at Wester Spirit Co’s distillery in Partick.

This is the first white rum from the distillery and it is perfect for creating your favourite cocktails or serving with a mixer of your choice. Customers
also have the option of sending a bottle to a friend with a personalised message. The Limited Edition White Rum is available from westerspirit.com.

Hand Sanitiser Requests

Key workers who are finding it difficult to source hand sanitiser should email [email protected] with their name, work address and how many 200ml bottles of sanitiser they require.

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Wester Spirit Co. was founded in 2017 by school friends Allan Nairn and Zander Macgregor. The independent urban micro-distillery’s rum is produced from scratch using sustainable, high grade sugar-cane molasses.

Wester have full control over the production process with fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling taking place on site at Meadow Road in the West End. Wester’s spiced rum was awarded “Distilling Product of the Year 2019” at the Scotland Food & Drink Awards.