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BACARDI ORBIT: Truly Space Aged

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Bacardi Orbit

A Giant Step For Rum Kind!  

Our journalistic digging around for leads following the leaked NASA document we ran the other day has prompted a formal release and it’s blown our (tiny) minds!  Check this out:
 
Today BACARDI® -- the world's favourite and best-selling premium rum -- announces the launch of BACARDI® ORBIT™, the most noteworthy product introduction from BACARDI since the brand's inception in 1862.  Following its 150th anniversary, the introduction of BACARDI ORBIT reaffirms the brand's progressive mentality on rum production with expressions now across all rum segments -- traditional, flavoured, spiced and space aged.
 
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Captain Morgan Taco Rum

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Captain Morgan Taco Rum.  April Fool!

It's Taco Tuesday!  

I guess with the flavoured rum market the way it is in the US, this was only a matter of time…  => Success of New White Rum and Emerging Group Taco Occasion Leads to Mouth Watering Captain Morgan® Taco Rum.
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Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum 96%ABV

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Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum 96%ABV

Is This The Strongest Commercially Available Rum?  

...96%ABV...

Despite a visit to St. Vincent a few years ago; despite being married to a lovely lass who is part Vincy, and despite regularly hanging out with experienced rummies, it seems that Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum has simply passed me by.  Until now that is…
 
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NASA and Bacardi Rum Partnership

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Leaked Information

Is This a Glimpse of the Future?  

What follows is too good to not share immediately.  Received from a trusted source it shows that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (an agency of the United States government), more commonly known as NASA has been working with Bacardi Rum.  
 
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Mauritian Rum Comes To London: A Preview

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Mauritius Rum Festival

Discover Premium Rums of Mauritius at London's First Mauritius Rum Festival

Co-Hosted with The Mauritian Fashion Fiesta 2014  
* Trade Show *
Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th April 2014
Royal Oak Hall, Emirates Stadium
 
We featured the first ever Mauritian Rum Festival here on TheFloatingRumShack.com some months back (August 2013 to be precise).  Unfortunately, we couldn’t get along to it, despite offering various body parts in exchange, so it comes as some small satisfaction that the Enterprise Mauritius team are bringing the show to the UK, so we get to enjoy the bounty that the island has to offer.  Of course it’s not quite the same as having the hot Mauritian sunshine beating down on you, or your toes in the soft white sand…  Anyway…  If you are in the drinks trade, then you really should take the opportunity to visit and find out more first hand.
 
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Putting Pen to Shaker: A Bartenders Cocktail Competition 2014

Written by Pete on . Posted in Rum Chat

Putting Pen to Shaker: A Bartenders Cocktail Competition

“A European bartender cocktail competition inspired by British eccentricity, with a literary twist”

Last year I was happy to get along to the finals of the first Putting Pen to Shaker competition which was being held at Salvatore's Bar at Playboy.  It’s not often I attend a cocktail competition where the drinks can be made from more than one spirit category, in fact it’s a requirement of entry as the competition sponsors (The Poshmakers) have rum, gin and vodka in their portfolio.  The inaugural winner was David Hamilton-Boyd and his prize was a fabulous all-expenses paid trip to Madrid, along with his self-penned story featured in Bar Magazine for continued fame and maximum exposure!
 
The good news is that the competition is back for 2014, bigger than before and with more at stake in terms of prizes!
 

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