Fantastic Five (Part 2)…
Fitting right in with our mini-series of London Cocktail Week
previews, we’ve chosen five more exciting events that should be right on top of your rum-to-do-list…
…and still, the trouble is which to get along to?
, the Master Distiller at Foursquare Distillery Barbados is on a whistle-stop tour presenting his very interesting and thought provoking seminars in Stockholm, Berlin (at the German RumFest
), Rum University and at RumFest on Sunday, Seminar Room 1 between 3.15 and 4pm. He then travels on to Paris after RumFest.
However, for our tip number 1, Richard is also at Selfridges on the 8th October between 4 and 8pm, where he will be presenting the range of rums produced at Foursquare. Fancy a drop of great Bajan rum? You know where to be.
Tip number 2: The Duppy Share are featuring at Harry Gordon’s Bar at Selfridges throughout London Cocktail Week in the form of their £4 cocktail. That’s got to be a little easier to schedule in right? It’s the perfect opportunity to find out a little more about this exciting new rum that only came to the market a few months ago.
Fancy getting your Tiki on? The excellent news is that Martin Cate
(of Smuggler’s Cove
fame) will be across for RumFest this year. He will be presenting a really interesting event entitled ‘Navy Style Rums’ that features a tasting of both Pusser’s
and Black Tot Rum
(Saturday, Seminar Room 1 between 3 and 3.45pm).
Martin isn’t the only Tiki expert in town though. On Saturday 11th at the CheekyTiki/Bespoke Barware Takeover at Atomica Gallery, Sven Kirsten will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Tiki Pop’ making it our tip number 3. Keep an eye on CheekyTiki and Atomica Gallery in the social media for further ‘Tiki’ related fun!
If you’re keen to keep it ‘large’ this London Cocktail Week then you should be heading down to Gerry’s Wines and Spirits, Old Compton St, Soho on the 9th October (between 4 and 6pm) where that ‘larger than life’ character Ron Jeremy will be signing his rummy-namesake: Ron de Jeremy. There really isn’t anything quite like the hedgehog in the flesh as it were… Tip number 4 is not to be missed!
Ron Jeremy will be 'larging' it around London on the 9th October
If you’re looking for the real low down on the rum-running side of 1920’s Prohibition in the US, then you’ll find it at London Cocktail Week and RumFest in the form of Bailey Pryor, the Founder and CEO of The Real McCoy rum. Six times Emmy Award winning Pryor, produced a PBS film about Bill McCoy which inspired him to produce his own rum: The Real McCoy. Both his story and that of Bill McCoy is really quite cool and well worth hearing.
The Real McCoy can be sampled at a trade event on the 9th October at The Rum Kitchen, All Saints Road (start time is 4pm). At RumFest of course and there’s a strong rummy rumour that Pryor will be at the Merchant House on the 8th October (TBC), but our pick (and tip number 5) is the UK screening of The Real McCoy Documentary, a Q&A with Pryor and a tasting session on the 9th October starting at 6.30pm at Studio 5, 155 Commercial St., London, E1 6BJ. There is limited seating so RSVP is essential [email:
And one last thing before we go… TheFloatingRumShack.com
and Mount Gay Rum
are putting together something special in terms of prizes in a competition we’ll be running through out London Cocktail Week. If you aren’t already following @MountGayRumUK
(and us @FloatingRumShac
) on Twitter - do it now!
Keep on following TheFloatingRumShack.com to ensure you are getting the lowdown on the one week in the year that no rummy should be missing!
Rum Databank: London Cocktail Week