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Appleton Estate Rum New Packaging

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Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old

“Redefining Quality from Cane to Cup”  

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum have revealed a new naming classification and packaging design for their three core products. We’ve all the details and the thinking behind the changes right here for your consideration. The great Will Shakespeare once said "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" and in this case it’s literally true, the names may be unfamiliar, but the comfort of the rum remains as sweet.
 
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Diplomático World Tournament Global Finals Preview

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Diplomático World Tournament

It’s not just about winning… 

…It’s also all about the Beach! [Part 2]

Twenty-eight of the world’s best bartenders are currently winging their way to Barquisimeto, Venezuela for the Global Finals of the Diplomático World Tournament. It’s easy to say it’s going to be super tough for the judges this time, but I think it really will be and I wanted to preview both those competing and two of the serves that will be vying for the top spot.
 
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Havana Club UK Summer Mojito Campaign

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Havana Club Certified Mojito

Rum, Mint, Lime & Sugar…  

We've just heard that Havana Club have declared this summer to be mojito flavoured…
 
Now I’m a real sucker for a good mojito and as the upturn in the weather has me thinking very much of summer, getting the news that Havana Club are making a point of taking the mojito to the masses this summer makes me super happy! Even better news? There’s all manner of ways of getting involved.
 
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Yaguara Blended White Organic Cachaça UK Launch

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Yaguara Cachaça

The Blend Is The Key…  

We’ve seen a new Cachaça is due to be released in the UK anytime now – not surprised by that, a great many brands will be hoping to capitalise on Brazil being on everyone’s lips as they are hosting next summer’s Olympic Games. All successful brands need a unique sales point and Yaguara are claiming theirs is all about the blend.
 
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Morant Bay Spiced Rum

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Morant Bay Spiced Rum

Inspired By Jamaica…  

Boldly styled and promising a taste revolution born right here in the UK. Morant Bay was revealed to the world weeks before it was first publically sampled. Nothing wrong with that, fairly normal in fact. But claiming to be a Jamaican rum despite being made here in the UK? Well, that sure caused a stir! But what’s the truth of the matter? Read on and we’ll elaborate.
 
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Captain Morgan White Rum UK Release

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Captain Morgan White Rum

Who’s That Fella In The Red Coat?  

It was a few months back when Diageo revealed their White Rum. Better known for the ever-present Captain Morgan, this see-through version was initially released in the US and I didn’t think there would be much chance of us seeing it here in the UK. Looks like I was mistaken as the announcement was made officially a few days ago.
 
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New Brands Featuring at Miami Rum Festival This Year

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Miami Rum Fest and International Trade Expo

Rum Nirvana…  

We love attending Rum Festivals (and it’s not just to sip lots of free rum), predominantly it’s to keep up with the new brands coming to market as much as it’s a great opportunity to keep in contact with those already established. Rum Festivals in different countries present brands that may or may not make it to our home market, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting – keeping up with the wonderful diversity that that rum has to offer is the key. The good news is that this year, the new Trade Expo format at the Miami Rum Festival has uncovered quite a showing of new expressions for us to check out.
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The UKs Favourite Bartender with Sailor Jerry

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Bartender Appreciation Day

And The Winner Is…  

Ages ago we supported Sailor Jerry in their Bartender Appreciation Day promotion – a worthy cause and something we’d always endorse! It had kinda slipped my mind, but an email the other day reminded me of the winner and I just wanted to take a minute to share it with you all.
 
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Bacardi UK Legacy Cocktail Competition Winner

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

And The Winner Is…  

Last night at an intimate (and dare I say) secretive location, the winner of the UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition was named. It’s fair to say that any of the three finalists could have walked away with the prize, but in the end there can be only one…
 
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Young Cuban – Cocktail of the Week

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Young Cuban – Cocktail of the Week

A Future Classic…  

I held off running a Cocktail of the Week serve this week, least ways until the winner of the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition was announced. All three serves in the running were excellent, but in the end Ally Martin’s serve, Young Cuban won on the night at so Ladies and Gentlemen… I present the Young Cuban as our Cocktail of the Week!
 

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