Rum has designs on awards

A Scottish-owned rum brand has picked up a clutch of awards at an international spirits competition.

West Indies Rum & Cane Merchants scooped the World’s Best Rum Design, Best Premium, Best Duty Free and Best New Launch trophies at the World Drinks Awards earlier this month.
The range is split into two groups, the five-strong ‘remarkable regional rums’ and ‘single barrel’ releases.
West Indies Rum & Cane Merchants is owned by Ayrshire-based Crucial Drinks, which was established last year.