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A pop-up rum bar is coming to a beautiful Scottish beach this month - and giving away free cocktails

Published: September 17, 2020
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Now, with the arrival of some late summer sun, Langs Jamaican Rum is set to add to the area’s tropical resemblance by introducing a pop-up rum bar, launching on the beach’s shores from Saturday 19 September.

Open to customers this Saturday, come rain or shine, the pop-up rum bar will offer a complimentary and socially distanced rum cocktail to locals and tourists in the area.

Langs Jamaican Rum

Langs Jamaican Rum has a long history of bringing a flavour of the Caribbean to Scotland.

Originally brought to Glasgow as a tropical antidote to the traditional flavour range, the rum eventually disappeared from the U.K. But now it’s back - made in Jamaica and finished in Scotland.

To celebrate its return this month, the banana flavoured rum is proving once more that you don’t need to make the 10,000-mile round-trip to Jamaica to enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean, with Camusdarach beach in Scotland an unexpected setting for its tropical launch.

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Barbara Turing, innovation manager at Ian Macleod Distillers, who own Langs Rum, says: “Although the rum shack is a Caribbean icon, it certainly won’t look out of place in this setting - the beach is spectacular.

"Our rum benefits from the best of both countries; the finest rum from Jamaica infused with natural banana flavour in Scotland. It’s a special relationship that’s created liquid sunshine in a bottle.”

Free drinks for visitors

Those making the trip to the coastal shack for the pop-up this weekend will be able to choose a complimentary drink – Langs Banana Rum with cola or ginger beer, or a tropical banana daquiri.

Located on Camusdarach Beach, near Mallaig – made famous by the film Local Hero - the bar will be open from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 19th September, promising customers a good time whatever the weather.

Strict social distancing measures will also be in place around the shack.

Barbara Turing continued: “For those unable to join this weekend, we’ll be touring our Langs shack in the coming months, giving people an authentic taste of Jamaica close-to-home.”

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Where to buy Langs Banana Rum

Langs Banana Rum is launching in Tesco stores throughout Scotland from 17 September and on Amazon UK-wide (ABV 37.5%. 700ml bottle £25).

Made using a mix of rums infused with natural banana flavour, it’s great for fruity cocktails with friends or enjoyed straight up on the rocks.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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