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Livingston-based Matugga Distillers has unveiled its new rum collection, Liv Rum.

The new Liv Rum range, inspired by the nation’s love for craft spirits and locally made produce, is handcrafted from start to finish using natural and seasonal ingredients.

The range includes two award-winning white rums – Pot Distilled White Rum (42.5% ABV) and Navy Strength White Rum (57.5% ABV) – and Black Spiced Rum (40% ABV) infused with Scottish heather.

The artisan collection also includes two flavoured liqueurs celebrating Scotland’s abundant fruits and botanicals: Raspberry & Hibiscus Rum Liqueur (32% ABV), made using seasonal handpicked raspberries; and Honey & Lavender Rum Liqueur (32% ABV), created using Scottish honey and locally sourced lavender.

Matugga Distillers is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo, Paul and Jacine Rutasikwa.

Head Distiller Paul Rutasikwa said: “It’s been a roller coaster of a year for many of us. Getting our new range to this point, bottled and ready, has been a challenge but we’re proud to be able to unveil our innovative new collection. It’s a celebration of our love for craft rum, of Scotland’s nature, and the nation’s growing commitment to quality, local producers.

“Liv Rum is the next step in Matugga Distillers’ story, we wanted to create an accessible range of high-quality rums that are of great value and showcase the diversity and flexibility of the spirit.”

Liv Rum’s core range of three rums – Pot Distilled White Rum (RSP £25.99); Navy Strength White Rum (RSP £31.99) and Black Spiced Rum (RSP £25.99) can be ordered online at, with the seasonal flavoured liqueurs (RSP £23.99 each) available for pre-order ahead of release in July 2020.