How Scratch Spirits is trying to put British rum on the map Business News


Raft brewers and the appetite for their beers have grown exponentially in the UK as drinkers seek choice, flavor and a more thoughtful approach to brewing. This is the demand that, according to KPMG research, the industry has grown almost tenfold since 2008.

These brewers have paved the way for a new generation of craft distillers, with gin making up most of the race, but they seem poised to repeat the success of their brew brethren with data from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association showing that the number of distilleries in the country increased by 28% to 560 between 2019 and 2020.

One of those distillers is Scratch Spirits, focused exclusively on rum production, and founded and managed by Doug Miller. But rather than simply replicating the flavors and styles of rum currently on the market, Miller distills a quintessentially British style of rum using only British ingredients and flavors. In fact, the only ingredient that doesn’t come from these islands is sugar cane, for obvious reasons.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 20:30:00