Holyrood Distillery releases Sherry Cask Edition rum

Holyrood Distillery has released a sherry cask edition in its award-winning rum line – Elizabeth Yard. The new release offers an unconventional rum blend, made from a distinct selection of rums sourced from three small independent distilleries from across the globe; and finished at Elizabeth Yard, Edinburgh.

Holyrood Distillery’s mission with Elizabeth Yard is to source rare and exciting rums from across the world, using only producers who use 100% locally grown sugarcane, before finishing these in the finest wood they can find. This ‘Sherry Cask Edition’ includes single estate molasses rum from The Philippines, blended with high ester pot still rum from Ghana, and aromatic cane juice rum from Vietnam. Each rum in the blend has been specially selected for its quality, and expertly blended for flavour. Refined in sherry casks, the result is a delicious combination of rich tropical notes, luxurious depth, and lingering warmth.

Distillery Manager, Calum Rae, says:

“Our sherry cask edition rum offers a more accessible option for people wanting to explore premium rum. With notes of foamy bananas, raisins and red fruits, this liquid is perfect sipped neat, and stands out like an island in the storm when mixed into a cocktail.”

Every element of the liquid has been carefully considered, including its packaging. While the Elizabeth Yard bottle shape is reminiscent of an original Navy Rum flagon, the vibrant pattern is inspired by the famous dazzle design – a pattern invented for, and applied to, naval ships as a unique form of camouflage. The packaging design pays tribute to the origins of Royal Elizabeth Yard and its relationship to the nearby Naval Bases on the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, whilst also being evocative of those deep, warm, and rich sherry flavour notes.

Elizabeth Yard’s Sherry Cask Rum will be available to buy online and in-store from Friday 9th of February for £34. For all updates, please sign up to Holyrood Distillery’s newsletter via their website.

Recognised as Visitor Attraction of the Year at Icons of Whisky 2021 Awards and shortlisted as Tourism Destination of the Year 2022 at the Scottish Whisky Awards, Holyrood Distillery is located at the base of Arthur’s Seat.
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