New Matugga Rum and Casks - Sip, Savour, Share!

by Matugga Distillers in Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th December 2018 we successfully raised £13,611 with 70 supporters in 28 days

We’ve got big plans for our new distillery in Scotland. Your support will help us take our growing rum portfolio to exciting new markets!

by Matugga Distillers in Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom

WELCOME TO MATUGGA
“My mother was a farmer with a passionate connection to our family’s land in Matugga in Uganda. She instilled within me the idea that we have a deep spiritual connection to nature that goes beyond the physical realm.” Paul Rutasikwa, Head Distiller 

AFRICAN SOUL, CRAFTED IN SCOTLAND

We've been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to the launch of our artisanal rum distillery in Livingston, Scotland. Now you can help boost our expansion plans by securing your share of a very special limited edition, investing in your very own rum cask and more! 

We can think of no better place to craft Matugga Rum – our award-winning series of golden and spiced rums – and to begin such an exciting journey. Our new distillery features two 200-litre copper pot stills and is capable of producing 50,000 litres of handcrafted rum over the next 12 months. That’s 2 million single rum serves! Every batch of spirit that we produce is overseen by Head Distiller Paul Rutasikwa. A chartered civil engineer by profession, his meticulous attention to detail ensures incredible consistency and remarkable results. Indeed, after many years of pursuing his passion for spirit making, Paul has spent the past year perfecting his craft with world-class industry leaders at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

POLE POLE – SIP, SAVOUR, SHARE

The ethos of Matugga Distillers is underpinned by the Swahili saying ‘pole pole’ (pronounced poleh poleh), which means ‘slowly slowly’. We want people to slow down, to take the time to sip and savour our rums, while enjoying the good things in life – like time well spent with family and friends.

ENJOY OUR NEW SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE. MATUGGA RUM MAVUNO 2018 

In Swahili, mavuno means ‘harvest’ – an important time in our East African homelands when the fertile farmlands return the investment of a year’s hard work. Matugga Rum MAVUNO 2018 – our inaugural special limited-edition release – will bring the very best of our year of experimentation, and the fruits of our research and development, to those who love atypical flavours, new styles and share our passion for the craft. This year’s harvest marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our story.

ONLY 1,000 BOTTLES AVAILABLE IN THE UK

After many months of careful experimentation, we’ve selected something really special for our inaugural limited-edition release. MAVUNO 2018 is distilled using East African sugar cane molasses and is finished in acacia casks – one of East Africa’s most iconic trees. It’s rewarded us with remarkably complex layers of flavour that will surprise and delight in equal measures. Bottled at 46%, MAVUNO 2018 is non-chill filtered with natural colour and no sugar added.

MAVUNO 2018 showcases our ambition to produce exquisite aromatic spirits that capture the most adventurous and unique flavours of Africa. It’s a carefully crafted rum that can be enjoyed neat, or on ice. Be the first to secure one of just 1,000 handcrafted bottles. Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever!


RUM REWARDS

Take a look at our celebratory range of rum rewards on the right, which are available in the UK. All product prices include postage and packaging, and will arrive to you at the end of January 2019. We're also very excited to invite you to take advantage of our brand new rum cask ownership programme. Click here for our Private Cask Ownership Terms and Conditions


THE FIRST DISTILLERY OF ITS KIND IN THE UK

Long before Matugga Distillers became a reality, we dreamed of bringing the flavours of Africa to an innovative range of exceptional artisan spirits. Drawing inspiration from our Ugandan and Jamaican family heritage, our goal has always been to source the finest produce from our East African homelands while honouring rum’s island roots and exploring the full potential of leading-edge micro-distillery craft. Now we’ve brought it all together in Scotland, a country with hundreds of years of distilling expertise and history.

You can be part of Matugga Distillers’ journey. We invite you to celebrate the launch of our distillery and the expansion of our spirits portfolio. By securing your rum reward you’ll be helping to drive forward our exciting plans for the distillery, ensuring that the promise of our harvest is fulfilled.

Your journey to the heart and soul of Matugga begins here: Sip, Savour, Share, Enjoy!

Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Paul and Jacine


Private Cask Ownership Terms and Conditions

Media Coverage - BBC News

Media Coverage - The Scotsman

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

33 of 50 claimed

One 70cl bottle of MAVUNO 2018 - Early Bird offer!

We’re only making 1000 bottles of our Matugga Rum MAVUNO 2018 special limited edition rum. Claim one of just 50 bottles available for £45. UK delivery only.

£50 or more

2 of 590 claimed

One 70cl bottle of MAVUNO 2018

We’re only making 1000 bottles of our Matugga Rum MAVUNO 2018 special limited edition rum. Claim yours for £50. UK delivery only.

£80 or more

4 of 70 claimed

70cl bottle of MAVUNO 2018 with branded glasses

Enjoy your MAVUNO 2018 in style! Sip, savour and share our rums with our elegant pair of branded Glencairn rocks glasses. UK delivery only.

£100 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Let them eat rum cake!

Our indulgent rum cake is embellished with Matugga Rum and fragrant spices, and has a fine reputation. Enjoy our delicious 5" rum cake alongside a 70cl bottle of MAVUNO 2018 and a pair of our elegant branded Glencairn rocks glasses. UK delivery only.

£130 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Matugga Trio – Golden, Spiced & MAVUNO 2018

Get the whole 2018 Matugga Rum range delivered to your door so you can compare and contrast. We’ll send you three 70cl bottles; one each of Matugga Golden Rum, Matugga Spiced Rum and MAVUNO 2018. UK delivery only.

£250 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Matugga Mixed Case – Golden, Spiced & MAVUNO 2018

Get a case featuring the whole 2018 Matugga Rum range delivered to your door so you can compare and contrast. We’ll send you six 70cl bottles; two each of Matugga Golden Rum, Matugga Spiced Rum and MAVUNO 2018. UK delivery only.

£2,500 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Lay down your own rum cask - Early Bird offer!

To celebrate the opening of our new distillery, we’re offering two supporters our early bird rate to secure your very own 225-litre cask of our finest new make rum – finished in your choice of Bourbon cask or Cognac cask. Your cask will be aged for three years in our bonded warehouse in Scotland. Note this price excludes Duty and VAT, and bottling fees. Please review the Private Cask Ownership Terms and Conditions below for detailed information.

£3,000 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Lay down your own rum cask

To celebrate the opening of our new distillery, we’re offering our supporters the opportunity to secure your very own 225-litre cask of our finest new make rum – finished in your choice of Bourbon cask or Cognac cask. Your cask will be aged for three years in our bonded warehouse in Scotland. Note this price excludes Duty and VAT, and bottling fees. Please review the Private Cask Ownership Terms and Conditions below for detailed information.

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