Edinburgh rum RUMA

Steven Aitken, Ruma Co-Owner R: Jamie Shields, Ruma Co-Owner | Photo Credit: @danny_mcmaniel

Specialist rum bar Ruma sets opening date

Ruma is home to over 100 bottles of the spirit; the largest collection across the whole of Scotland

Opening its doors in Edinburgh next week, Friday 29th March,  Ruma – Scots Gaelic for Rum, the brand-new independent bar will welcome rum lovers with a high-quality range of signature cocktails including deliciously inventive twists on classic rum serves.

Steven Aitken, Ruma Co-Owner R: Jamie Shields, Ruma Co-Owner | Photo Credit: @danny_mcmaniel
Steven Aitken, Ruma Co-Owner R: Jamie Shields, Ruma Co-Owner | Photo Credit: @danny_mcmaniel

Ruma is run by well known Scottish bar scene faces Jamie Shields and Steven Aitken.

Ruma will be showcasing not just what’s made on the other side of the world, but what’s made on its doorstep too. Listing rums from all over the globe as far as Barbados, Guyana and Fiji, Ruma also stocks a wide range of Scottish rums from producers such as Ninefold Distillery, J. Gow, Islay Rum and Matugga Rum.

Ruma edinburgh Photo Credit: @danny_mcmaniel
Credit: @danny_mcmaniel

Ruma is moving into the space which formerly belonged to Treacle at 39-41 Broughton Street.

Ruma Co-Owner, Jamie Shields, said: “Ruma was born, as many good ideas are, over a couple of drinks with a couple of pals. Edinburgh didn’t have a dedicated rum bar – why not? Rum has been growing in popularity every year, and with the growth of Scottish rum distilleries, it was time to remedy that. It’s taken a lot of research and planning but now is the perfect time to launch Edinburgh’s specialist rum bar with summer around the corner.

Where is Ruma

Ruma is at 39-41 Broughton Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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