ISLAY RUM NEWS
THE GLASGOW HERALD
How a pioneering rum company built a distillery on Scotland's whisky Island
Simply say the word Islay to any drinks enthusiast and they'll all but be able to taste the smoky, peated single malts which have earned it the title of Scotland’s ‘whisky island'.
With industry heavyweights like Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin all sharing the glory, it takes something truly special to make a name for yourself as a new distillery.
The solution for the Islay Spirits Company? They turned to rum.
“About seven years ago we acquired the old soft drinks factory on Islay and had ambitions to make some sort of whisky there,” Andrew Crook, managing director of independent Glasgow-based bottler, the Vintage Malt Whisky Company, explained.
“Then we met a young distiller called Ben Inglis.
“He had a real passion for rum, but not quite the means to get going with his own start-up.
ISLAY RUM GEAL WINS SILVER MEDAL
April 12 2023
Delighted and proud to announce that Islay Rum Geal has been awarded a Silver medal at the London Spirits Competition 2023. First of many and testament to the skill and hard work of our Distiller, Ben Inglis and his team. Whoop Whoop!
WE'VE FEATURED IN WHISKY MAGAZINE..
Where there's smoke.......there's an exciting new rum!
Great article in the new edition of Whisky Magazine featuring our Head Distiller Ben Inglis and Director Caroline James.