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In addition to the numerous tasting and educational events we regularly attend, the following key events are of particular note:

 

February 2017

 

January 2017

  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club - Rum Judging
  • Visit: Think RUM
  • Hosting: Think RUM Seminars (x2)
  • Hosting: Rum Club at The Brig
  • Hosting: Foursquare Rum Tasting & Masterclass at The Brig - Trade Event
  • Position: Rum Advocate for Foursquare/RL Seale

 

December 2016

 

November 2016

 

October 2016

  • Working on the Yaguara Cachaca stand at London RumFest
  • Hosting: Smuggler's Cove Book Signing
  • Visit: Boutique RumFest [London]
  • Hosting: Rum Night at Ye Old George Inn
  • Hosting: #AppletonLive night at The Library
  • Visit: Berlin Rum Festival [Germany]
  • Judging: Berlin Rum Festival Competition
  • Visit: Rome Rum Festival [Italy]
  • Visit: Cardiff Rum Festival
  • Hosting: Cardiff Rum Festival Seminar

 

September 2016

 

August 2016

  • Hosting: Rum Evening at the Solent Cellar

 

July 2016

  • Hosting: Foursquare Rum Tasting with Richard Seale [Trade Event]
  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club - Richard Seale and Foursquare Rum
  • Hosting: Goslings Twitter Tasting [#GoslingsTT]
  • Working on the Aroma Academy stand at Imbibe Live!
  • Judging: Rum Category at International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC)

 

June 2016

 

May 2016

  • Hosting: Rhums of Martinique - a Comparative Trade Tasting
  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club - Rhums of Martinique
  • Hosting: Avua Cachaca Masterclass [London]
  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club - Guyana
  • Hosting: Avua Cachaca Masterclass [Berlin, Germany]
  • Hosting: Avua Cachaca Masterclass [Naples, Italy]
  • Running the Rum Education Stand at Carnival EXPO
 
APRIL 2016
  • Hosting: Avua Cachaca Masterclass [Paris, France]
  • Visit: Paris Rhum Festival [France]
  • Judging: Paris Rhum Festival Rum Competition [France]
 
March 2016
  • Visit: WIRSPA Trip to Jamaica. Appleton, Innswood (Monymusk), Clarendon, Hampden, Long Pond & Worthy Park
  • Judging: Bartender cocktail competition - Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup, Global Finals [Martinique]
  • Visit: Clement, JM, Plantation Pecoul & Distillery Simone. Also visits to HSE, St James, Trois Rivieres, La Mauny, Neisson [Martinique]
  • Visit: St Lucia Distillers [St Lucia]
  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club: ‘Six of the Best’ – A comparative tasting of six rums
 
February 2016
  • Hosting: South Coast Rum Club: Rum 101 – The basics: history & production. A comparative tasting of rums produced on multi-column, Coffey still and pot still in their unaged (or lightly) aged state versus their aged condition.
  • Presenting: Rum Category Training to the bartending team at Hawksmoor
  • Judging: Rum Masters (The Spirits Business Magazine)
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
  • Presenting: Rum Category Training to a film crew team and their presenter
 
January 2016
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
 
December 2015
  • Judging: World Drinks Awards (The Drinks Report)
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
 
November 2015
  • Judging: Plantation Rum ‘Zombie’ Bartender Cocktail Competition
  • Judging: Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Bartender Cocktail Competition – 3x Regional Heats
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
  • Judging: Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup Bartender cocktail competition regional heat
  • Judging: UKBG Bartender Cocktail Competition
  • In Print: 'Rum's Got Punch' feature in Drinks International
 
October 2015
  • Judging: Berlin Rum Festival Rum Competition
  • Visit: Berlin Rum Festival [Germany]
  • Judging: Angostura Cocktail Challenge Bartender competition UK finals
  • Judging: Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup Bartender cocktail competition regional heat
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
  • Presenting: Rum Blending at the Craft Distillers Expo
  • Hosting: RumBlender.nl sponsored rum blending mini-masterclass at RumFest [2 Days]
  • Visit: UK RumFest [London]
 
September 2015
  • WSET Level 1 in Wine
  • Judging: El Dorado Bartender Cocktail Competition regional heat
  • Hosting: Matugga Rum Appreciation Evening
  • Judging: Botran Rookie Cup Bartender Cocktail Competition UK Finals
  • Running the Pussers Rum stand at Whisky Live, Paris [France]
  • Judging: El Dorado Bartender Cocktail Competition UK Finals
  • Hosting: ‘last Libations with TheFloatingRumShack.com’ at Bourne & Hollingsworth
 
August 2015
  • Judging: Quality Drinks Awards
  • Running the Rum Education stand at Carnival Expo, London
  • Hosting: Doorly’s Rum (Foursquare) Twitter Tasting [#DoorlysTT]
  • Hosting: Co-hosting a series of Rhum JM tasting events at Amathus Drinks Retail Stores
  • Presentation: A comparative tasting of Grenadian Rums at Foodies Festival
 
July 2015
  • Judging: International Wines and Spirits Competition (rum category)
  • Panellist: ‘Clairin - Authentic Rhums of Rural Haiti’ at Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans [USA]
  • Hosting: Co-hosting a series of Rhum JM tasting events at Amathus Drinks Retail Stores
  • Hosting: Pusser’s Rum Twitter Tasting [#ItsTotTime]
 
June 2015
  • Hosting: Havana Club Iconica Collection Twitter Tasting [#HavanaTT]
  • Hosting: Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar – Brazil (Cachaça)
  • Presenting: Rum Category presentation & tasting at European Bartender School
  • Presenting: Rum Category presentation & tasting to the bartenders at DubJam, London
  • Working on the Aroma Academy stand at Imbibe Live!
 
May 2015
  • Hosting: Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar – Central & South America
  • Visit: Main Rum Company, Liverpool
  • Visit: Paris Rhum Festival [France]
  • Judging: International Spirits Challenge (Drinks International Magazine)
  • Presenting: Rum Category presentation & tasting to a sales team at [company name withheld]
  • Presenting: Rum Category presentation & tasting to the bartenders at The Treehouse, Beaconsfield
 
April 2015
  • Hosting: Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar – Martinique
  • Visit: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival [USA]
  • Hosting: ‘Miami Shake Down’ Rum Club at Trailer Happiness, London
 
March 2015
  • Judging: Diplomatico Rum Bartender Cocktail Competition regional final
  • Hosting: Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar – Barbados
 
 
February 2015
  • Hosting: Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar - Cuba & Puerto Rico
  • Judge: Rum Masters (The Spirits Business)
 
December 2014
  • Judge: World Drinks Awards
 
November 2014
  • Judge: Ron Abuelo Cocktail Competition
  • Visit: Barbancourt & Vaval Clarin [Haiti]
  • Judge: Le Festival du Rhum Haiti Tasting Competition
  • Visit: DUSA/Diplomatico [Venezuela]
  • Judge: Diplomatico World Tournament, Venezuela National Finals
 
October 2014
  • Worked with Berry Bros & Rudd / Mangrove UK on Pink Pigeon Spiced Rum series of Trade and Consumer presentations.
  • Presented on European Rums at the Craft Distilling Expo
  • Comparative Rum Tasting for CheekyTiki at their London Cocktail Week / Atomica Gallery Pop-up Bar
  • Attended London RumFest
  • Hosted a Cachaca session in conjunction with three brands at London RumFest
  • Attended Berlin RumFest
  • Judge: German Rum Festival Rum Tasting Competition
  • Judge: Diplomatico World Trophy Cocktail Competition German Finals
  • WSET Level 2 in Spirits
 
September 2014
 
June 2014
 
May 2014
  • Invited guest to Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition Finals [Moscow, Russia]
  • Featured article in Drinks International: 'Warning: May Contain Nuts'
 
April 2014
  • Attended Mauritius Rum Festival [London]
  • Attended Paris Rum Festival
  • Judge: Paris Rum Festival Tasting Competition
  • Attended Miami Rum Renaissance Festival as RumXP Members
  • Judge: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Tasting Competition
  • Barbados Distillery Tour: Foursquare, St. Nicholas Abbey, Rum Refinery of Mount Gay
  • St. Vincent Distillery Tour: St. Vincent Distillers
 
March 2014
  • Invited Judge at the Bacardi Tiki Take Over Cocktail Competition Regional Finals
  • Visit: Zuidam Distillers [Baarle Nassau, The Netherlands]
  • Visit: E. & A. Scheer [Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
  • Tiki Presentation for London Cocktail Society
  • WSET Level 1 in Spirits
 
February 2014
  • Featured in Drinks International Rum Supplement: "Warning May Contain Nuts" [Featured online in May 2014]
  • Founder Member of Rum Symposium
 
December 2013
 
October 2013
  • Attended London RumFest
  • Judge: The Angostura Cocktail Challenge
  • Attended German Rum Festival, Berlin
  • Judge: German Rum Festival Rum Tasting Competition
 
September 2013
  • Graduated from the first Rum Experience University, Spain
 
June 2013
  • Presented Grenadian Rum at Foodies Festival (Clapham Common) on behalf of Ramsey Rum
 
May 2013
  • Presented Grenadian Rums (with Ramsey Rum) at the Notting Hill Rum Club
  • Rum Sessions with Grenadian Rum (with Ramsey Rum) at The Treehouse, Beaconsfield
 
April 2013
  • Visit to Guatemala as guests of Ron Botran. The itinerary included visits to the sugar cane fields and distillery in San Andres Villa Seca, Retalhuleu and the ageing houses at Quetzaltenango. 
 
October 2012
  • Featured writer for the RumFest website blog [4]
  • Judge: The Angostura Cocktail Challenge
  • Attended London RumFest
  • Panellist: The Great Mai-Tai debate at RumFest 2012
 
July 2012
  • Coordinated a 'teaser / reveal' series of articles for the global launch of La Hechicera Rum
 
June 2012
  • Guest at the Havana Club 2012 International Cocktail Competition [Cuba]
  • Visit: Havana Club Distillery [Cuba]
  • Visit: Cognac Ferrand [France]
  • Rum Sessions with El Dorado Rum
 
April 2012
  • Founded “The Rum Sessions” Concept
  • A consumer focused tasting / educational series of events in conjunction with The Treehouse, Beaconsfield.
 
February 2012
  • Working with Boutique Brands to help promote the G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program 2012 in the UK
 
December 2011
 
October 2011
  • Featured writer for the RumFest website blog [4]
  • Winner: Golden Barrel Awards European Rum Blogger of the Year
  • Promotional Social Media Link-up with El Dorado rums
  • Created a three way Twitter linked “give away” in conjunction with El Dorado rums, Wax Jambu at RumFest.  Limited quantities miniatures were made available to those whose Tweeted the correct phrase combination.
  • Attended London RumFest
 
September 2011
  • Nomination: Golden Rum Barrel Awards European Rum Blogger of the Year
 
May 2011
  • Visit: St. Nicholas Abbey [Barbados]
  • Visit: Foursquare Distillery [Barbados]
 
April 2011
  • Attended the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival as RumXP members
  • Tasting Competition Judge: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
 
January 2011
  • Visit: Appleton Distillery [Jamaica]
  • October 2010 Featured writer for the RumFest website blog [4]
  • Tasting Competition Judge: RumFest
  • Attended London RumFest
 
September 2010
  • Launch of our regular featured Rum of the Month competition
 
June 2010
  • Created a three way cocktail competition with TheFloatingRumShack.comRumconnection.com / RumDood.com to challenge readers to come up with signature drinks that best represent the vibe of the respective websites
  • Notable Interview: Asbel Morales, Cuban Maestro Ronero
 
May 2010
  • Invited to become members of the International Rum Expert Panel (RumXP).  The RumXP is a peer group of Rum experts set up by Robert Burr, the founder of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.   www.RumXP.com
 
April 2010
 

March 2010

 
October 2009
  • Attended London RumFest
  • Featured article: Opinion on the UK rum scene / RumConnection.com [part 1 and part 2] [1]
 
September 2009
  • Visit: Ron Montero Distillery & Bodega [Motril, Spain]
 
April 2009
  • Attended the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival / Press Pass
 
February 2009

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October 2008
  • Attended London RumFest
 
August 2008
  • Registered TheFloatingRumShack.com
 
 
 

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OK – you’re probably here because you’re entering the competition. Right?

 
We are very glad you are, but for the record...  Here are some conditions that by entering the competition you will have been seen to agree to.
 
 
This competition is only open to UK residents.
 
You must be aged 18 or over.
 
Should you win, please be prepared to present such evidence to support this requirement.  If in doubt, the prize isn’t going out...
 
 
If you’re a winner – do expect publicity on this website, our social media channels and/or email newsletter.  If you don’t want to be famous – please don’t enter.
 
 
The mailing address should be a place where a responsible adult can sign for the package – TheFloatingRumShack.com or the prize sponsor will be sending by registered postal service, a signature will be required.
 
To enter, we just need your details to be submitted on the entry form reached by clicking the link below...
 
 
We will contact the winner by email to request the postal address and a contact number to verify the conditions of entry.  Please do not to supply your private details when submitting your entry – it’s not necessary.
 
 
By entering this completion, TheFloatingRumShack.com will hold your email address on record for future events, promotions and competitions.  You can have your details removed by dropping us a line and saying so.
 
 
Your details may be shared with the prize sponsors – but we will never sell or pass your details to a third party without your permission.
 
 
There are no cash alternatives to the stated prizes.
 
 
In the event of a difficulty arising – we will try solve the problem to the best of our ability, but sometimes things happen and they may be out of our control.  But please rest assured we will do our very best – OK?  It’s called ‘life’ and sometimes we have to make the best of it.
 
 
Please note: All automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties 'competition entry' websites will be disqualified.
 
 
Entries into the competition may only be made via the entry form!
 
 
Oh - and only one entry per person/household please. Multiple entries will be disqualified!
 
 

...We hope that's cool with you?

 
 
 
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Twitter Competition Terms & Conditions

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December 2014

We are happy you are entering the Twitter Competition...

 
For the record...  Here are some conditions that by entering the competition you will have been seen to agree to.
 
 
This competition is only open to UK residents.
 
You must be aged 18 or over.
 
Should you win, please be prepared to present such evidence to support this requirement.  If in doubt, the prize isn’t going out...
 
 
If you’re a winner – do expect publicity on this website, through our Social Media channels and email newsletter.  If you don’t want to  risk your fifteen minutes of fame – please don’t enter.
 
 
The mailing address should be a place where a responsible adult can sign for the package – TheFloatingRumShack.com or the prize sponsor will be sending by registered postal service, a signature will be required.
 
To enter, we just need your and answer and details to be submitted as per the requirements detailed in the article, social media post or email newsletter. Please don't forget the appropriate hashtag either.
 
 
We will contact the winner through Twitter to request the postal address and a contact number to verify the conditions of entry.  Please do not to supply your private details when submitting your entry – it’s not necessary.
 
 
By entering this completion, TheFloatingRumShack.com will hold your details on record for future events, promotions and competitions.  You can have your details removed by dropping us a line and saying so.
 
 
Your details may be shared with the prize sponsors – but we will never sell or pass your details to a third party without your permission.
 
 
There are no cash alternatives to the stated prizes.
 
 
In the event of a difficulty arising – we will try solve the problem to the best of our ability, but sometimes things happen and they may be out of our control.  But please rest assured we will do our very best – OK?  It’s called ‘life’ and sometimes we just have to make the best of it.
 
 
Please note: All automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties 'competition entry' websites will be disqualified.
 
 
Entries into the competition may only be made via the entry form!
 
 
Oh - and only one entry per person/household please? Multiple entries will be disqualified...
 
 

...We hope that's cool with you?

 
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Twitter Tasting Terms & Conditions

Written by Pete. Posted in TFRS

April 2015

We are happy you are entering the Twitter Tasting...

 
For the record...  Here are some conditions that by entering the draw you will have been seen to agree to.
 
 
This draw is only open to UK residents.
 
You must be aged 18 or over.
 
Should you be sucessful, please be prepared to present such evidence to support this requirement.  If in doubt, the prize isn’t going out...
 
 
If you’re a winner – do expect publicity on this website, through our Social Media channels and email newsletter.  If you don’t want to risk your fifteen minutes of fame – please don’t enter.
 
 
The mailing address should be a place where a responsible adult can sign for the sample package – TheFloatingRumShack.com or the sponsor will be sending by registered postal service, a signature will be required.
 
To enter, we just need your and answer and details to be submitted as per the requirements detailed in the article, social media post or email newsletter. Please don't forget the appropriate hashtag either.
 
 
We will contact the winner through Twitter to request the postal address and a contact number to verify the conditions of entry.  Please do not to supply your private details when submitting your entry – it’s not necessary.
 
 
By entering this completion, TheFloatingRumShack.com will hold your details on record for future events, promotions, and competitions.  You can have your details removed by dropping us a line and saying so.
 
 
Your details may be shared with the prize sponsors – but we will never sell or pass your details to a third party without your permission.
 
 
There are no cash alternatives to the stated prizes.
 
 
In the event of a difficulty arising – we will try solve the problem to the best of our ability, but sometimes things happen and they may be out of our control.  But please rest assured we will do our very best – OK?  It’s called ‘life’ and sometimes we just have to make the best of it.
 
 
Please note: All automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties 'competition entry' websites will be disqualified.
 
 
Oh - and only one entry per person/household please? Multiple entries will be disqualified...
 
 

...We hope that's cool with you?

 
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We Want To Hear From You... We Really Do!

Our email address is:
 

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We find spelling it out like this helps prevent spamming – well just a bit anyway!
 
 
 
If you feel we aren’t getting the message and believe me - not all email servers talk to each other – please try getting in contact via Facebook or Twitter. We really do want to hear from you.
 
 
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