RumShack CV

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:

February 2015
  • Presenter - Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar, London. The first in a series of category lead talks
  • 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 / 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.
April 2010

March 2010

October 2009
  • Attended London RumFest
  • Featured article: Opinion on the UK rum scene / [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 goes live!

October 2008
  • Attended London RumFest
August 2008
  • Registered

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