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Jenny Foulds

Dumbarton rum distillery receives special visit from High Commissioner of St Lucia

A Dumbarton rum distillery received a very special visit from the High Commissioner of St Lucia over the weekend.

His Excellency Anthony Severin paid a trip to the Island Slice Distillery, which is run by Sylvester Herman.

Sylvester is originally from St Lucia and is a fourth born generation rum distiller from the island.

Dumbarton MSP Jackie Baillie also attended the visit on Saturday.

Sylvester said: “It was a resounding success and fantastic to receive the seal of approval from the High Commissioner of St Lucia.

“He had not been to Scotland since he took office and I haven’t had a visit like this in the seven years I have been here.

“It was a great day.”

Ms Baillie said: “It was a joy to visit Island Slice at the weekend to find out more about the rum that Sylvester distils at Dalreoch.

“The sun was shining as he brought a little slice of the Caribbean to the Clyde.

“It was an incredible honour for Sylvester and a delight for me to meet with His Excellency, Mr Anthony Severin, High Commissioner for St Lucia on the day.

“I wish Sylvester all the best for his venture which I am sure will be a huge success given his incredible enthusiasm and fantastic product.”

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