Rums under the hammer

Iain McClune founded Rum Auctioneer

WHAT’S claimed to be the first online auction platform dedicated to the buying and selling of rare rums has been launched by the team behind.

The Perthshire-based firm’s newest site – Rum Auctioneer – will host monthly auctions, featuring “an unrivalled selection of rare, unusual and interesting rum of varying ages and styles, sourced from around the world”.

The team said the site, which was launched at Dundee rum bar King of Islington, will “transform the secondary rum market, offering an exciting new avenue for rum collectors and drinkers to explore the spirit, gaining access to bottles that they might never find at retail”.