The Glasgow Distillery Company has expanded its premium spirits range with the launch of Banditti Club – Glasgow Spiced Rum.
Matured and spiced in Glasgow, Banditti Club is made using rum distilled from freshly pressed sugar cane juice on the Island of Maderia.
Aged for up to 12 months in oak casks, the rum is spiced with a selection of fresh tropical fruit and exotic spices, including pineapple, orange, cacao and allspice.
The “smooth” and “rich” spirit is said to have notes of toasted pineapple and orange on the palate, leading to cloves, anise and a long spicy finish.
Banditti Club’s name derives from a band of ardent spirits who would meet in Glasgow’s local public houses in the late 18th and early 19th century; singing, eating and playing music late into the night.
The distillery suggest mixing the 44% ABV rum with a quality ginger beer or cola, and serving over ice and garnished with a wedge of fresh lime.
Mike Hayward, co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company, said: “The city of Glasgow has a strong historical connection with rum and therefore it felt right that we bring our own brand to market.
“We believe now is a perfect time to join the growing number of rums in the market, as consumers seek to further explore and discover new drinking experiences.
“Banditti Club offers a premium, all-natural product with no added sugars or colourings which we believe stands up strongly alongside the best spiced rums currently available.”