Coronavirus: Glasgow distiller’s limited edition rum goes a long way

WESTER Spirit Co has released its first white rum to help fund the production of more hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Profits from sales of the limited edition bottle will go towards the Glasgow-based distillery’s production and distribution of antibacterial gel; the company has so far delivered around 700 bottles of high spirit product to communities in need over the past three weeks.

Zander Macgregor, co-founder and director of Wester Spirit Co, said: “Since we began producing hand sanitiser a few weeks ago we have supplied front line key workers in care homes, NHS staff, royal mail, charities and children’s homes. Our aim is to continue to produce sanitiser for as long as the main supply chain is not able to fulfill demand.

A hand sanitiser delivery at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

“We are a small independent company and the sales of our new limited edition white rum will enable us to continue to supply those that are most in need.

“It has been great to see distilleries come together and help their local communities right across Scotland.”