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Ian Macleod Distillers adds a taste of the Caribbean to its portfolio

10th October 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers, one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, blenders and bottlers, has been appointed as the UK distributor for Atlantico Rum.


Ian Macleod Distillers began representing the exotic, multi-award winning rum brand in the UK on 1 April 2016.


Produced in the Dominican Republic and classed as “a rum to savour” by the Wall Street Journal, Atlantico embodies traditional, hand-crafted quality. Boasting exotic flavours from the freshest cane juice and molasses, drinkers are transported to the heart of the Caribbean with every sip. Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias is a global brand ambassador and co-owner for Atlantico, further reinforcing the rum as a true Latin brand.


The new distribution deal will further allow Atlantico Rum to tap into the ever-growing cocktail and mixed drinks trend with each rum in the range offering intense flavour and timeless quality.


Welcoming the announcement, Neil Boyd, Commercial Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Atlantico Rum into the Ian Macleod portfolio. To be chosen as the UK distributor is a great validation for us as one of the industry’s leading independent distillers, blenders and bottlers.


“Atlantico adds an exotic dimension to our diverse and ever-growing family. We’re excited to work closely with the team behind such an adventurous brand and look forward to developing successful retail opportunities across the UK.”


Brandon Leib, Co-Founder and Partner of Atlantico Importing Company said: "We have long admired both the Ian Macleod portfolio and their management team´s approach to bringing products to market.  We are very pleased to begin working with them as we look to continue our expansion efforts across the UK."


Three unique rums make up the Atlantico range:


A stunning Platino white rum, which is incredibly smooth and flavourful. It can easily be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favourite cocktail. Finished in Tempranillo barrels with notes of vanilla and citrus, the Platino is deliciously versatile.


A superb Reserva, which uses different aged rums carefully selected and blended together by Atlantico’s third generation Master Blender. This vibrant rum is bursting with intense flavour with notes of tropical fruit and light oak and depth. It can be best enjoyed neat or with a cube of ice. Beautifully presented in a stylish presentation box makes the Reserva perfect for gifting.


The impressive ultimate expression is Atlantico’s Private Cask. A blend of rums aged solera up to 25 years old, this rare rum has been carefully created to reflect the heritage and craftsmanship of centuries of rum masters. Multi award-winning and widely considered one of the finest rums in the world, it is perfect simply poured straight into a glass to experience its intense and complex flavour.