RumShack Rum Feed represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:48:45 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb 12th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix

Take A More Moderna Approach?

Bartenders – we are a little late in reporting this, but the 12th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix is open for business, the prize and the destination remain as awesome as ever (details to follow) – we just need you to enter. Supposedly the deadline is the 15th?? Best move smartly then.
Press Release: Havana Club Shines a Light On “Cuba Moderna” Through Its 2018 Cocktail Grand Prix
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:32:10 +0000
The Real McCoy Twitter Tasting
When: 23rd January 2018
From: 7.00pm GMT
We’re getting 2018 going in fine style with a Twitter Tasting featuring The Real McCoy, a wonderfully authentic rum-running brand from Barbados. We’ll be enjoying the opportunity to talk and taste our way through the core range of rums as well as the latest Special Edition (not currently available in the UK), and perhaps a little something else as well… Its also a great opportunity to find out about the famous (or should that be infamous?) Rum Running character: Bill McCoy, from whom the brand draws its inspiration.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:10:57 +0000
2018 Rum Festivals

2018: A Year of Rum!  

If you’re looking for a Rum Festival near you, or are looking to combine some rum-travelling with seeing a new part of the world, then you could do worse than check out our compilation of 2018 dates. We sincerely hope to see you along the way!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:36:29 +0000
Think RUM 2018

Think RUM? Join The Conversation!  

Last year, the first Think RUM event went very well, and I was very pleased to be involved in some small way – presenting on a couple of topics and voicing an opinion or two as a part of a panel discussion. I’m very pleased to be asked back, influencing topics of conversation in the hope that through greater introspection, the category can continue to grow in a more honest manner.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 29 Dec 2017 03:16:46 +0000
La Hechicera Rum Twitter Tasting


When: 28th November 2017
From: 7.30pm GMT
La Hechicera, a solera aged rum brand from Colombia (and incidentally, a brand we’ve followed since before they launched), has just celebrated its fifth anniversary and can now be found in 25 international markets. However, in order to launch into the highly competitive US market, they have made a few changes to the way that the rum is presented. Now more than ever enthusiasts are asking (demanding?) more clarity and understanding about how rums are produced, meaning the little-understood process of solera ageing is often a focus of discussion and therefore a perfect fit for our next Twitter Tasting! 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:11:54 +0000
Bartend Against with Havana Club



Press Release: Havana Club is calling for bartenders to help raise money for people in areas affected by natural disasters, and have joined forces with charity ‘Bartend Against’.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:03:12 +0100
Cachaça Me If You Can

Cachaça Me If You Can

I try to point out that the apparently easy/boozy, rum-centric lifestyle I lead is at times quite hard work; early starts, late nights, uncomfortable travel, freelance money, lack of reliable commitments etc… And it’s true. But the flip side it’s not ALWAYS hard work. Sometimes it's bloody amazing and helping to judge the Yaguara ‘Cachaça Me If You Can’ cocktail competition was one of those times!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:24:21 +0100
Diplomático Rum Launches The Distillery Collection

Batch Kettle & Barbet Column

Seems like ages ago that Diplomático Rum announced the release of what they are marketing as the ‘Tradition Range’, which features their flagship spirit: Reserva Exclusiva and two new-to-market expressions, Mantuano and Planas, which are replacing Reserva and Blanco respectively. Their goal to achieve a cohesive look, but with more clear definition of intent across the range. We completely failed to get around to writing this up at the time, but given they have now have the Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column releases, it’s really time to catch up.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:15:50 +0100
Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival 2017

…Returns to Barbados!

Press Release: The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is heading back to Barbados on 9 December 2017. After spending years away being hosted in Grenada and St Maarten the annual beverage expo is back on home territory.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:26:05 +0100
Rhum Clement Ti’punch Cup 2018 Preview

#TiPunchCup (#YesOuiCanne)

It’s that time again folks. Dust off your swizzle sticks and sip a rhum for inspiration. Yessir… the Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup is open for action. Winning the regional heat ensures your ticket to Martinique to compete in the Global Final – which kinda feels like winning regardless of the eventual outcome. A week of exploring the beautiful island of Martinique, with the chance to win all the kudos of a Global Cocktail Competition thrown in.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:39:13 +0100
Old Fashioned Week 2017

2nd – 11th November

Mark your calendars folks! Old Fashioned Week (OFW) is back for 2017 and it’s bigger than ever! With 10 Ambassadors around the world, the reach is going to be awesome and we want YOU, whether you’re a bartender, bar owner or cocktail drinker to be a part of it.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:48:49 +0100
Carnival Expo 2017 Featured Rums

Treat Yourself!  

To make it easy for anyone visiting Carnival Expo this weekend (May 13th & 14th 2017) who wants to buy any of the featured brands on our Rum Education stand, I thought I’d help by pointing you in the direction of each on Master of Malt. Always worth shopping around though, because of as good as MoM prices are – they aren’t always the best!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 May 2017 10:33:39 +0100
Updated Packaging for Chairmans Reserve

New Look, Same Great Rum!  

Ever since Groupe Bernard Hayot announced the acquisition of St Lucia Distillers, we’ve been awaiting signs of the new owner’s influence. In a reasonably informal chat before the recent Paris RhumFest, we found out that the team have been considering the huge number of expressions produced at SLD – whether to keep them on, to bring them into more of a family context and to even consider which of the local market only expressions (such as Bounty) might well be considered for export. We also heard about the packaging revision and so have been eagerly awaiting the first glimpse.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 08 May 2017 04:54:58 +0100
St Lucia Distillers Twitter Tasting


When: 16th May 2017
From: 7.00pm GMT
I’m pleased to reveal we’ll be hosting our 10th Twitter Tasting on the 16th May, and we will be taking a closer look at some of the amazing produced at St Lucia Distillers.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:12:30 +0100
The Rum Club Interview

A World of Discovery  

If you’re new to rum and want a helping hand, or perhaps you want to be challenged (in a nice way) and try things that you wouldn’t perhaps normally try. It could be that a subscription service might be what you’re looking for! Regular suggestions – an option to ‘opt out’ if you’re dead set against the next one (or perhaps you’ve already got it) – and lots more support besides.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:49:56 +0100
Launch of The All-New Mahiki Coconut Rum

…Liqueur & Bottled Cocktails  

This newly released Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur is actually pretty good – a great coconut flavour, with a noticeable rum base to it. Tastes so good, I reckon it could become a rummies guilty pleasure… 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:30:45 +0100
La Confrérie du Rhum la Mauny 2005

A Special Edition for The Brotherhood…  

The la Confrérie du Rhum is a group of enthusiasts who regularly exchange on social networks around their common passion: rhum. A special vintage for la Confrérie du Rhum has been created every year since 2015 and this time it is the turn of Maison la Mauny. The Limited Edition 2005 vintage, has been matured for 11 years in French oak barrels and complies with the Martinique appellation d'origine controlee (A.O.C.).
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:29:35 +0000
Havana Club Tributo 2nd Edition

Seconds Out… Round 2 (Ding-Ding)!  

The second installment of the Tributo Collection, a series of the ‘Prestige’ rums from Havana Club’s aged reserves, was recently unveiled at the Cuban Habanos Festival and will have a limited release of 2,500 bottles globally.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:48:45 +0000
Maison Ferrand Purchases West Indies Rum Distillery
Exciting news in the Rum World... TFRS comment to be added soon.
PRESS RELEASE: Maison Ferrand Purchases Historic West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) In Barbados
This marks the first distillery acquisition outside of France for the French spirits producer
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:17:39 +0000
St Lucia Distillers UK Tour 2017

Don’t Miss Out!  

There’s not a lot I can add to the following press release, except – St Lucian rums are pretty much fantastic across the board, and if you’ve not yet spent any quality time with them – then you really MUST NOT miss out on catching one of the UK dates.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:07:38 +0000
Clairin World Championship 2017

Haitian Clairin Encounters the World of Mixology  

Now entering its second year, the Velier sponsored Clairin World Championship has just launched and offers a truly experiential, trip of a lifetime to Haiti to complete in the global finals. Just the small matter of the European finals in Paris…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:40 +0000