Discover 10 Black-founded distilleries

13th October, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Matugga Distillers

Founded by husband and wife Paul and Jacine Rutasikwa, Scotland-based Matugga Distillers produces Matugga Golden Rum and Matugga Spiced Rum. The rums were originally produced in England before moving production to Livingstone, Scotland, in 2018. It is thought to be the first rum distillery in central Scotland.

The husband-and-wife team and their two daughters relocated to Scotland in July 2017 when Paul started a Masters degree in brewing and distilling at Edinburgh-based Heriot-Watt University. Paul is also the master distiller for Matugga.

Described as having an East African flavour profile, Matugga is a combination of sugarcane molasses from the region and a masala chai blend of black tea, ginger, cloves, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon. 

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