Wester Spirit Co. have pioneered commercial rum distillation in Glasgow for the first time in 300 years with the opening of their innovative, new distillery in November 2018. The cutting-edge technology used creates a truly unique, premium spirit which is inspired by traditional methods and elevated through adventurous and modern techniques. The brands Genio still is consistently reproducing the unrivalled recipe of rich, round, earthy tones
mixed with high citrus notes and smooth vanilla spiced rum.
The distillery will lead tours from January 2019, including an insight in to the history of rummaking, Wester’s production process and a cocktail masterclass. The distillery also moonlights as a vibrant venue, having previously hosted global movement Sofar Sound’s secret gig and will continue to be the scene for intimate parties and pop-up restaurants.
The distillery resides amongst the eclectic mix of bars and eateries in the hive of Partick, the perfect fit for an innovative and creative brand. The launch of the distillery has enabled Wester Spirit Co. to meet the growing demand for their spiced rum by increasing the previous production limit of 250 bottles per month to 6000.
Zander Macgregor, Wester Spirit Co. co-founder, comments on the success of the launch, ‘after working tirelessly to turn the original, blank-canvas industrial unit into a fully functioning, innovative rum distillery in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, this gives us the opportunity to spread the news of, and our passion for, Scottish rum on a bigger scale. We have experienced such tremendous growth since inception in 2017, we’re excited to begin collaborating and experimenting with other brands to grow our product range and develop our ampersand concept in the months that follow.
The Limited Edition Batch 001 bottles are numbered and sealed with a wax top, to mark the first time rum is flowing in Glasgow in over 300 years.
Tours are on sale now, available here.