01 Feb No rum deal for Sheffield charity thanks to popular drinks brand
Sheffield’s favourite independent rum makers O’Haras Spiced Rum have launched a brand-new limited-edition bottle of their signature blend and they’re using proceeds to help a well-known charity delivering palliative care in Sheffield.
The new bottles, which feature exclusive artwork by another Sheffield favourite, artist BUBBA 2000, are available to purchase online now for £40, with £10 from every bottle going straight to St Luke’s Hospice charity.
This past year has been incredibly tough for many local businesses and charities, so this special bottle is a way for the owners of O’Hara’s to collaborate with a local artist and give customers a little extra, while also helping give back to an important local charity.
O’Hara’s founder, Andy O’Hara explains: “When the pandemic hit, our first thoughts as a small business were how do we survive through the struggles of lockdown. We knew we needed to think outside of the box for a unique idea, so we thought of releasing a limited-edition bottle.
“We reached out to our friend BUBBA 2000 for a piece of artwork that would excite people to want to purchase not only the rum, but a limited-edition piece of art from a local artist.
“We also knew other businesses and charities were struggling through the lockdown, so we thought if we could charge a little more for the limited-edition bottle, this could be a great opportunity to get a charity involved and to help as many people as we can.
“We are a small Sheffield brand, so we wanted to help a local charity. Cancer has in one way or another effected most people, and palliative care for Cancer sufferers is so important.”
O’Hara’s, who are based in their Kelham Island bar, The Parrot Club, where they also host a rum school, tell us they are hoping to raise as much money and support for St. Luke’s as they possibly can over the next few months.
They are also launching new collaborations with bars and stockists, with more limited-edition bottles featuring unique artwork for venues such as Bamboo Door, The London Cocktail Club and Decks on sale now for £35 each.
Andy added: “Throughout the pandemic, it’s been a challenge for all. More so now we’re seeing our friends in hospitality struggling to make ends meet.
“That’s why we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite cocktail bars across the country to release their own limited edition O’Hara’s Spiced Rum bar lockdown bottles. With a minimum of £5 per bottle going directly back to the bar, we hope this will help generate some much-needed cash in order to keep their lights on.”