The Salford Rum Company to open first distillery
Manchester based The Salford Rum Company is planning to open its first distillery, bar and rum garden in early 2022.
Situated in Salford, the new venue will be called The Dirty Old Town Distillery after the song ‘Dirty Old Town’, which featured on The Pogues’ 1985 album Rum Sodomy & the Lash.
The company’s founders, Tommy Gaughan and James Harrison, are also planning to make the space a place where local creative talent can flourish.
Selling direct to the public online as well as to trade customers, the company signed its first national distribution deal with local firm Ten Locks this year, which led to its rums being stocked in Co-op and Morrisons stores across the country.
Gaughan (pictured) said: “The support we’ve had locally for Salford Rum is nothing short of incredible. When looking for somewhere to take the brand to the next level, it was always going to be in Salford, and always going to be a place whereby our supporters can come and feel like they’re part of the Salford family.”
Harrison (pictured) added: “It’s been quite a ride and our first step into hospitality feels surreal. It’s time for us to grow once again, and for the brand to have somewhere to develop. We’ve got so many ideas and can’t wait to see the distillery space, bar and rum garden come to life over the next couple of months.”
The new venue will be home to a craft copper still which will be used to create some of the existing Salford Rums. It will also enable the founders to experiment and innovate in the small batch space.
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