This Yorkshire Day, drinkers can celebrate by raising a glass of delicious Brontë Liqueur.
The new liqueur has been launched by proud Yorkshire man and drinks expert Sir James Aykroyd and represents the realisation of a lifelong dream.
Sir James first discovered the tipple behind a bar in Paraguay and, having bought the brand name, has revived the drink with a more contemporary twist for today’s consumers.
A fruity combination of blackberries and sloes with a hint of jasmine, the liqueur is an ideal base for cocktails. Patriotic recipes include the Yorkshire Lady or a Brontë Royale.
Sir James’ family has strong connections to the Brontë Parsonage Museum – his great grandfather Sir James Roberts having bought the Haworth village parsonage and gifted it to the Brontë Society back in 1928.
As well as Yorkshire Day toast’s (on Friday 1 August), patriotic residents of ‘God’s Own County’ can clink glasses to one of the region’s best known authors Emily Brontë – born on 30 July 1818.
Says Sir James: “What better way to celebrate Yorkshire’s culture than by raising a glass of homegrown liqueur from the area? We hope Yorkshire will get behind the Bronte Liqueur brand and it will be sipped for many more Yorkshire Day’s to come.”
Sir James plans to sell directly to up-market bars and restaurants as well as specialist independent retailers. Consumers can buy Bronte Liqueur at a range of stockists including Weetons in Harrogate (by the bottle) and as a tipple in The Yorkshire Hotel and Hotel du Vin Harrogate.
Brontë Liqueur retails in the UK around £27 per 70cl bottle.
A percentage of all sales of Brontë Liqueur will be donated to the Brontë Society to ensure that the legacy of the Brontë family endures.