Convention 2018

29/11/2018

Central Scotland’s First Rum Distillery to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign in Response to Demand

Following overwhelming response to the launch of Central Scotland’s first rum distillery, Matugga Distillers is launching a £30K crowdfunding campaign.

 

Since the opening of the distillery in October, husband and wife team – Paul and Jacine Rutasikwa – have been inundated with requests to invest; with interest coming from as far away as Japan.

 

Now the rum firm is responding to spirits fanatics; inviting them to back the campaign in return for a slice of Scotland’s rum history in the making.

 

As part of the programme, rum lovers will own one of just 1,000 limited edition bottles of the distillery’s new addition to the award-winning Matugga Rum range – Mavuno 2018.

 

Twelve rum connoisseurs will also be invited to lay down their own cask filled with 2018 new make rum; which will be aged for three years in the distiller’s bonded warehouse in Livingston.

 

Aiming to secure at least £30K, the funding will support Matugga Distillers’ ambitious expansion plans and allow the firm to accelerate production following the surge in demand for their golden and spiced rums ‘crafted with African soul’.

 

The funding will be split between investment in additional equipment in order to increase spirits production and taking the distillery’s growing rum portfolio to new markets.

 

Master Distiller, Paul Rutasikwa, said:

 

“We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to the opening of our new distillery; particularly the volume of requests to invest and enquiries about laying down rum casks.

 

“This is clearly testament to a growing global appreciation of artisanal spirits and a culture of consumers backing start-up drinks firms that have a unique story to tell.

 

“Participants in our crowdfunder will have the opportunity to own a part of Scotland’s rum history while helping to drive forward our exciting plans for the distillery and the creation of new jobs.”

(Caption: Master Distiller, Paul Rutasikwa and CEO, Jacine Rutasikwa, of Matugga Distillers, at their new rum distillery in Central Scotland)

 

 

  • £50 pledge: one of 1,000 bottles of Mavuno 2018
  • £80 pledge: one of 1,000 bottles of Mavuno 2018 and glass set
  • £100 pledge: one of 1,000 bottles of Mavuno 2018, glass set & indulgent rum cake made with Matugga Rum and fragrant spices
  • £130 pledge: one of 1,000 bottles of Mavuno 2018 alongside one 70cl bottle of Matugga Golden Rum and one 70cl bottle of Matugga Spiced Rum
  • £250 pledge: A case of six 70cl Matugga rums: 2 x Matugga Golden Rums, 2 x Matugga Spiced Rums and 2 x Mavuno 2018
  • £3,000 pledge: one 225-litre cask of Matugga rum finished in a choice of bourbon cask or Cognac cask. Aged for three years in Matugga’s bonded warehouse in Central Scotland.

 

To take part in the crowdfunding campaign, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/matuggarum. The 1,000 bottles will be ready by the end of January 2019.






 
 

 

THE IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF FRUGAL INNOVATION IN UGANDA

, Lecturer in Marketing School of Business, University of Leicester Exploring the nature and prospects of frugal innovation in Uganda and what are the opportunities that exist to foster frugal innovations in Uganda.   Dr W...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom (MP), Minister of Lands on policies, legal frame work…

The Minister gave an overview of the housing sector in Uganda. She appreciated the fact that this year’s convention attracted a number of development companies from Uganda including Jakana heights, Roofings Ltd Uganda, Comfor...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Lessons learned from the Uganda-UK Convention | Ade Daramy

By Ade Daramy, Writer, Broadcaster and Press Officer Is one question I will always get asked at least one question: “You’re not a Ugandan, and yet, you are here every year, why is that?”.   Ove the years, my answers ...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

Message from Vice Chairman, Uganda-UK Convention – Bernard R. Magulu

By Bernard R. Magulu, Executive Director, Bank of Africa (Uganda), (Vice Chairman, Uganda Convention UK) “Uganda the Land of Opportunities, Landlocked but Road Linked” the 360% Geographical Orientation for Investors providi...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Examining free trade agreements (FTAs) and boosting intra-regional trade

Examining free trade agreements (FTAs) and boosting intra-regional trade Nicholas Tate, Managing Director, Tate Freight Forms Ltd. www.just-trade.co.uk In considering the positives and negatives of key agreements, are trade blo...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

Harnessing the potential of the youth to accelerate economic growth.

Presentation: Dennis Aguma, Lecturer, Kingston University, London Doctoral Student (PhD Entrepreneurship) Birmingham City University. In light of Uganda’s demographics, Dennis Aguma’s presentation was intended to challenge...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Untapped investment opportunities Manufacturing | Agri-Business Health and Service industry

Panel discussion: untapped investment opportunities Manufacturing | Agri-Business | Health and Service industry Discussed points What are Africa’s Export Opportunities and Challenges to European and North American markets? Ho...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ESTATE

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ESTATE Panel discussion: 3-4 industry lead speakers from UK and Uganda HOUSING: Understanding market demand, and addressing the disconnection between the price o...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Outlining the UK’s export growth strategy – Lord Dolar Popat

PRESENTATION: UK TRADE AND FDI – Outlining the UK’s export growth strategy By Lord Dolar Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda   How can investment by the United Kingdom help improve skills in U...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

2018 | Welcome remarks: H.E Amb. Julius Peter Moto Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK

H.E Amb Julius Peter Moto welcomed everybody to the 8th Annual Uganda – United Kingdom Trade and Investment Convention. He stressed that Uganda High Commission and Government of Uganda is happy to associate with Uganda UK Con...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

Thank you for supporting the 8th Ugandan Convention-15th Sept2018!

The Uganda UK Convention wishes to express its deepest thanks to Hon Betty Amongi Ongom, Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development, Uganda and Lord Dolar Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda. The ...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

UK suppliers sought for Uganda airport works

  UK suppliers are being sought for works on Uganda’s international airport. SBC (Uganda), a UK-incorporated joint venture between Colas and SBI International Holdings AG, are looking for UK contractors to work on the UK...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

UK company to construct New Ugandan Hoima International Airport | Uganda 8th Convention UK

Colas UK is a UK subsidiary of French civil engineering firm, Colas Group, and local construction company SBI. This   project, a Transport infrastructure firm will be supporting the construction of a new airport in Kabaale f...
by wmutenza
0

 
 

Universal Multi-purpose Entreprise group takes affordable housing investment to Ugandans in UK.

Affordable Housing is the leading real estate in Uganda managed by Universal Multi-purpose Entreprise group will be showcasing over twelve affordable housing projects in Uganda at the 8th Investment Convention scheduled for 15 ...
by wmutenza
0

 

 

PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS TO UGANDANS IN THE DIASPORA

Housing Finance Bank is the leading mortgage lender in Uganda, providing housing and housing finance solutions to Ugandans for the last 50 years. The Bank has for the last 50 years worked to fulfill its mission of providing eff...
by wmutenza
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


You must be logged in to post a comment.


 
WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com