Elderflower blossoms are creamy-white flowers, produced by the elder tree, often more considered a bush due to its size. The blossom of the elderberry grows on a shrub that can reach up to 7 meters, decorating many hills throughout the mainland of Europe and the United Kingdom. The flower was quite unknown to the public as a palatable supplement until recently when it was added to liquors, wine, and champagne. While the blossom and ripe, black colored berries are eatable, the opposite is true for the leaves, bark, and unripe berries that are poisonous and encourage vomiting.
The elegant flowers bear a honey taste with floral aromas. No other flower infuses the rum as convinced as the elderberry. The floral scent takes your memory to those late spring mornings. Their sweet, tangy aromas make the flower the perfect floral addition.
Fun fact: During ancient times, it was believed the elderflower trees had protective powers to keep evil spirits from entering the house.