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The Glasgow Distillery debuts smoky cask finished rum

The Glasgow Distillery has further expanded its diverse portfolio of experimental small batch releases with the launch of a single cask limited edition rum, finished in a peated whisky cask.

Now available in a limited quantity of 390 individually numbered bottles, Banditti Club Smoky Rogues is a combination of The Glasgow Distillery’s award-winning spiced rum, finished in a Glasgow 1770 Peated Single Malt Whisky cask for approximately 18 months, before being bottled at 52.2% ABV.

Inspired by the early 19th Century Banditti Club who would drink in Glasgow’s famous public houses, Banditti Club Smoky Rogues joins the previous two releases in the Banditti Club Collection – Banditti Club Glasgow Spiced Rum and Banditti Club Port Cask Finish.

Alex Foulis, Senior Distiller at The Glasgow Distillery, commented:

“With warming spice and subtle hints of smokiness, Smoky Rogues is the perfect tipple for discerning rum fans as we draw into the colder months. It has notes of dark chocolate, Christmas cake and spiced orange which combine with smoky tobacco notes, mulled spices and zesty marmalade. A long finish with subtle smokiness, hints of roasted pineapple and earthy spices.”

Mike Hayward, Co-founder and Director of Brands at The Glasgow Distillery, commented:

“Banditti Club Smoky Rogues is testament to our ever-expanding range of innovative small batch releases and the creativity of our team, who continue to push the realms of flavour experimentation in spirit making. This new expression joins our Port Cask Finished expression of Banditti Club, which was our first foray into these experimental rum releases. The reception has been fantastic and we have more releases planned for the future.”

Banditti Club Glasgow Spiced Rum launched in 2018 and has since received a Gold Medal at the 2020 London Spirits Competition and 2021 Spirits Business Rum & Cachaca Masters. The Banditti Club Port Cask finish, which launched in early 2022, has recently been awarded a Gold Medal at The World Rum Awards.

Smoky Rogues joins The Glasgow Distillery’s line up of limited edition bottlings, including its most recent Glasgow 1770 Single Malt ‘Small Batch Series’ – an ongoing series of experimental single malts, showcasing the eclectic cask and spirit trials run by the distillery.

Priced at £28 per bottle, and with only 390 bottles available, Banditti Club Smoky Rogues can be purchased now at www.glasgowdistillery.com, selected specialist retailers and the distillery’s festive pop-up in Princes Square in central Glasgow, alongside its full range of products including Glasgow 1770 Whisky festive crackers and personalised bottles of Glasgow 1770 Whisky. Smoky Rogues is also available to enjoy at The Rum Shack, in Glasgow’s soouthside, where Banditti Club supports a monthly night, Glitch 41, an evening of improvised groove music performed by Glasgow’s most talented up and coming jazz musicians.

Source: The Glasgow Distillery