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Written by Pete. Posted in TFRS

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

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. 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
 
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]
 
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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