RGT Asteroid has been added to the 2018/19 Recommended List as a malt and grain distilling variety under test. It looks to be particularly well suited to the Scottish distilling market. The variety will be launched commercially for spring 2020. It is set to challenge Concerto, Fairing and Octavia. RGT Asteroid produces good quality grain with a high hot water extract and high diastatic power. The variety is also under test by the CBMO in France and in trial in Germany and Austria, so the likelihood for export markets is high.