Libations Rum has announced that it will build one of Northern England’s first rum distillery and blending houses.
The Leeds-based company is set to start development on the facility following a crowdfunding round.
The business raised £150,000 in just over 48 hours, meeting 100 per cent of its funding goal.
Libations said that it aims to “put Yorkshire rum on the map”, and will be scaling up its production in a bid to drive further profitability and growth.
Its new distillery is reportedly set to include a warm room which will allow the company to release aged variants, among the first of their kind in the UK.
A portion of the centre is also intended to operate as a visitors’ hub and “provide an unrivalled experience when it comes to British rum,” according to co-founder Rory Armstrong.
Co-founder Chloe Potter said: “We’ve enjoyed a phenomenal reception since launching in December of 2019.
“We’ve always championed rum but I think that at times rum has been misrepresented over the past 10 years or so, particularly spiced rum.”
She continued: “We’re overwhelmed at the level of support we’ve received so far both from our community and the wider public.”