Creating A Rum Legacy

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

A Sense of Family…  

‘Family’… It's a much-used marketing term these days with Bacardi, but the other day when Metinee (May) Kongsrivilai confirmed her promotion to UK Bacardi Brand Ambassador* the realities became so much more apparent. 

A Look Back At The UK RumFest 2014

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The UK RumFest

All Change!  

A few months may have past since the show, but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to pass comment on the last UK RumFest. We wrote previously that 2014 was going to see some changes and in some corners of the rum social media, there was some fairly vociferous comment about the increased costs and statements of betrayal.

Christmas Rum 2014

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Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Rum

Gifting or Treating?  

If you are in the market for last minute ideas, we’ve put together a few rummy suggestions that that we think are either hidden gems or our firm favourites that you really shouldn’t overlook. With so many choices, it was tough to narrow it down and we’d certainly love to hear about any you’d recommend of course, but I don’t think you’ll go too far wrong with these.

2015 Rum Festivals

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Rum Festivals in 2015

A Year Of Rum!  

Same drill as last year: if you are organising a rum, other spirits, cocktail or tiki festival (both trade and consumer focused) anywhere in the world, please do let us know so we can add your details to the list.
Email us at: thefloatingrumshack [at] gmail [dot] com

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Gift Packs

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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum at Christmas

Christmas Gifting Suggestions  

Countdown to Christmas… Stuck for ideas? If you are like me, you don’t want to be stuck with ‘crappy’ stuff that just clogs up the living space and don’t want to inflict that sin on others, then a consumable present is going to tick all the right boxes. Sailor Jerry have released two solutions this Christmas Season that are bound to be a perfect fit with a friend or relative.

Penny Blue XO Rum Batch 003

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Penny Blue XO Rum Batch #003

A Mauritian Exclusive…  

Hot on the heels of Batches #001 and #002, comes Batch #003; a Penny Blue XO release exclusive to Mauritius. By good fortune, a bottle arrived at RumShack HQ, so I was eager to fill a glass and see what this release brings to the table.

Elements Eight Rum Gets a Fresh New Look

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Elements Eight rum from St. Lucia

The Touch of Elementality…  

A chance sighting at a post on Facebook revealed that one of our favourite brands, Elements Eight are just about to roll out a fab new look to their range. We’ve got the press scoop and are happy to share…

Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2014

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Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2014

…Limited Edition Herb-Infused Blend  

We just heard that Zacapa will be releasing Reserva Limitada 2014, into the UK market this month. The second in what they envisage will be an annual series of limited editions. The 2013 blend was a blend of casks that was then given a year’s further ageing which we thought was pretty good. This year’s release promises something else entirely.

Rhum JM Release Cuvee 1845

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Rhum J.M. Cuvée 1845


Rhum J.M. have revealed a brand new expression to their range of Martinique Agricole rhums, namely the Cuvée 1845, a reference to the company’s creation date. With almost 170 years of history and tradition behind Rhum J.M. we have high expectations of this being a very fine rhum indeed.

Havana Club Unveil the Essence of Cuba

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The Essence of Cuba

A New Twist on a Bitter Theme…  

Havana Club has linked up with The Bitter Truth to create The Essence of Cuba, a new range of drinks flavourings inspired by Havana Club Añejo 7 Años, providing bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts around the world with a completely new way to serve and enjoy the rum widely regarded to be the epitome of Cuban rum-making excellence.

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