Strathearn distillery claims a first for Scotland with Dunedin golden rum

Scotch whisky distiller Strathearn has launched what it claims is Scotland’s first golden rum.

Dunedin is bottled at 43% abv and came about through the interest in the category of head distiller Liam Pennycook.

Strathearn founder Tony Reeman-Clark said: “Rum seemed the obvious next product for us after all the other spirits we have made and it now allows us to mature our Scotch in our own rum casks and vice versa – but it needed its own identity”. 

Pennycook added: “I always told Tony that Rum was a great drink and after a few research sessions, the idea was born – or at least what we could remember”.

Perthshire-based Strathearn was founded by Reeman-Clark in 2013 and has launched a range of gins while maturing single cask, single malt whiskies.

Dunedin rum has an rrp of £34.99.