WHAT IS IT?

Here at Holyrood Distillery, we think the maturation journey from new make spirit to whisky is amazing. But don’t take our word for it, find out for yourself!

We created Flavour Explorers to give you the opportunity to accompany us on the journey through flavour and maturation. Flavour Explorers will join us on a five year journey through flavour, as our new make spirit matures over time to become whisky.

We can’t wait to share this fun and flavourful journey with you!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We’re glad you asked! Once you become a Flavour Explorer, we will send you samples of our maturing spirit each year. We begin the journey with a new make spirit fresh from the stills and end with a five year old whisky.

Along with this, as a Flavour Explorer you are entitled to additional benefits like discounts both in store and online, as well as two or four free tour tickets each year depending on which of our memberships you choose. As a Flavour Explorer, we are keen to share the whisky journey with you and want to hear from you as much as possible.

Further details on what you will receive over the course of your membership are outlined below, so keep reading!

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOLYROOD AND EDINBURGH FLAVOUR EXPLORERS?

Allow us to explain! Our motto here at Holyrood distillery is that flavour matters. With that in mind, we will be creating four flavour profiles of whisky - sweet, fruity, spicy and smoky.

So what does the difference between Holyrood and Edinburgh Flavour Explorers come down to? You guessed it, flavour!

If you become a Holyrood Flavour Explorer, you will choose one flavour profile from the four profiles which we offer. All of the samples that we send you will then be from this flavour profile. We think this will be great for those of you who know what flavour you are looking for!

If you become a Edinburgh Flavour Explorer, you do not choose one flavour. Instead, every time that we send you samples, you will receive one sample from each of our four flavours. We think this is an exciting chance to really see the development of each flavour as they mature.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AS A FLAVOUR EXPLORER?

Now this is the really exciting bit! What we send you depends on which of our two memberships you opt for – we offer both Holyrood and Edinburgh Flavour Explorers.

As a Holyrood Flavour Explorer, you will choose one flavour profile from sweet, fruity, spicy or smoky. For Holyrood Flavour Explorers, you’ll receive 10 x 5cl miniatures and a full 70cl bottle over the course of your five-year membership, all from your chosen flavour profile.

Along with your spirit, as a Holyrood Flavour Explorer, you will also be entitled to a 10% discount on purchases in store and online, along with two free distillery tour tickets each year. Further details on how to redeem these and your membership details can be found in the membership section of your profile.

For Edinburgh Flavour Explorers, every year you will receive a sample of each of our four flavour profiles – sweet, fruity, spice and smoky. As an Edinburgh Flavour Explorer, you’ll receive 16 x 5cl miniatures and 8 full 70cl bottles over the course of your five year membership. Each year you will receive one bottle for each of the four flavour profiles.

Along with your spirit, as a Holyrood Flavour Explorer, you will also be entitled to a 15% discount on purchases in store and online, along with four free distillery tour tickets each year.

Further details on how to redeem these and your membership details can be found in the membership section of your profile.

HOW DO I ACTIVATE MY MEMBERSHIP?

Before we can send you any of the really good stuff, we do have a bit of admin to get through and you will need to activate your membership. When you purchase a Flavour Explorers Membership, you will receive an email with your member ID and activation code.

To activate your membership, please login or register for an account. Once logged in, please go to the membership section of your profile. From here, click the ‘Add Membership’ option which will appear on the right hand side, enter the ID and activation code from the email and activate your membership.

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WHEN WILL I RECEIVE PACKAGES?

MEMBERSHIP ID:Once you have purchased your Flavour Explorers Membership, you will receive an email with your membership ID and an activation code. Please follow the instructions on the email to activate your membership.

MEMBERSHIP CARD & CERTIFICATE:Within two months of becoming a Flavour Explorer and activating your membership, we will send out your membership card and certificate. These will be sent out by post and we will get in touch with you to let you know when they have been dispatched.

FIRST PACK - NEW MAKE SPIRIT: Within three months of becoming a Flavour Explorer and activating your membership, we will send out your first sample pack with new make spirit. These will be sent out by post and we will get in touch with you to let you know when the pack has been dispatched.

I CHOSE HOLYROOD BUT I WOULD NOW LIKE TO CHANGE THE FLAVOUR I CHOSE, IS THIS POSSIBLE?

If you are a Holyrood Flavour Explorer and wish to change your flavour profile, please contact us at askus@holyrooddistillery.co.uk. Please note that changing your flavour profile is subject to availability and our approval.

I CHOSE HOLYROOD, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE TO EDINBURGH, IS THIS POSSIBLE?

If you are a Holyrood Flavour Explorer but would like to become a Edinburgh Flavour Explorer, please contact us at askus@holyrooddistillery.co.uk. Please note that changing your membership is subject to a surcharge, availability and our approval.

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK, CAN I BECOME A FLAVOUR EXPLORER?

We're delighted that you would like to join us on this journey through flavour! It depends on which country you reside in, as some countries do not allow an international shipment of alcohol. Please note that shipping & delivery costs to countries outwith the UK are not included in either Flavour Explorer price. If you live outwith the UK, Holyrood will invoice you for the postage costs ahead of dispatching your packages.

I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK, WHEN WILL I BE INVOICED FOR DELIVERY?

If you live outside the UK, Holyrood will invoice you for delivery costs prior to delivery. You will have 30 days to pay this invoice in full & products will be dispatched once the invoice has been fully paid. It is your responsibility to ensure any taxes, duties and other relevant sums in connection to importation are fully paid. If you would like more information on this, please read the Delivery section of our Terms and Conditions.