Scottish rum start-up, Dark Matter Distillers, has announced that it will put nine of its inaugural casked-aged rum bottles up for auction in November.
The first virgin American oak cask was filled in August 2015 and now, after 6 years, the bottles have an undiluted strength of 66.3% ABV. They are being auctioned by Rum Auctioneer in an auction that starts on 5 November and ends on 15 November.
Jim Ewen, managing director of Dark Matter Distillers, said: “We’re incredibly excited to bring a truly unique offering to auction and take another step forward in our continual growth as a rum producer.
“Bottles 01-09, from Cask 001, from Scotland’s first rum distillery represent a wonderful opportunity for collectors, but also announce that we’re here for the long term; committed to the highest standards of rum distilling.
“With our ethos embedded in knowledge and science, it was only natural for this first-of-its-kind collection to celebrate the imagination and insights of some of the most influential scientific minds who have shaped our understanding of the universe.”
Joe Wilson, head of auction content at Rum Auctioneer, added: “The majority of rum that is featured on our platform originates from traditional rum-producing countries such as those in the Caribbean. It’s therefore a pleasure and unique opportunity for us to be able to put a spotlight on rum produced right here in Scotland.
“Having followed their story and unique production processes over the last six years, we are particularly excited to now offer Dark Matter Distiller’s inaugural cask aged rum at auction. Drawn from Scotland’s very first rum cask, The Physicist Series offers a true piece of rum history for any avid enthusiast or collector.”