Striking up a rum deal

DRINKS distributor Halewood Wines & Spirits is bringing a taste of Costa Rica to the UK through a deal with Centenario Internacional Rum.

The agreement sees Halewood import five Centenario expressions, ranging from seven to 30 years old.

Halewood chief executive Stewart Hainsworth said: “Our vision is to be the UK’s number one specialist in innovative and artisanal rums, just as we are beginning to showcase in the gin category, in order to focus on our strategy of building a premium artisanal portfolio that delivers true heritage, provenance and authenticity.”