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A Sense of Family…  

‘Family’… It's a much-used marketing term these days with Bacardi, but the other day when Metinee (May) Kongsrivilai confirmed her promotion to UK Bacardi Brand Ambassador* the realities became so much more apparent. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:11:42 +0000
A Look Back At The UK RumFest 2014

All Change!  

A few months may have past since the show, but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to pass comment on the last UK RumFest. We wrote previously that 2014 was going to see some changes and in some corners of the rum social media, there was some fairly vociferous comment about the increased costs and statements of betrayal.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:51 +0000
Christmas Rum 2014

Gifting or Treating?  

If you are in the market for last minute ideas, we’ve put together a few rummy suggestions that that we think are either hidden gems or our firm favourites that you really shouldn’t overlook. With so many choices, it was tough to narrow it down and we’d certainly love to hear about any you’d recommend of course, but I don’t think you’ll go too far wrong with these.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:32:15 +0000
2015 Rum Festivals

A Year Of Rum!  

Same drill as last year: if you are organising a rum, other spirits, cocktail or tiki festival (both trade and consumer focused) anywhere in the world, please do let us know so we can add your details to the list.
Email us at: thefloatingrumshack [at] gmail [dot] com
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:28:28 +0000
Coco Wray Cocktail with Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum


Fancy an indulgent serve, warming and (above all else) rummy serve to keep the chills off? How about a chocolate fusion with spiced bitters, perfect to enjoy at home? We thought so…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:24:07 +0000
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Gift Packs

Christmas Gifting Suggestions  

Countdown to Christmas… Stuck for ideas? If you are like me, you don’t want to be stuck with ‘crappy’ stuff that just clogs up the living space and don’t want to inflict that sin on others, then a consumable present is going to tick all the right boxes. Sailor Jerry have released two solutions this Christmas Season that are bound to be a perfect fit with a friend or relative.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:50:16 +0000
Penny Blue XO Rum Batch 003

A Mauritian Exclusive…  

Hot on the heels of Batches #001 and #002, comes Batch #003; a Penny Blue XO release exclusive to Mauritius. By good fortune, a bottle arrived at RumShack HQ, so I was eager to fill a glass and see what this release brings to the table.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:44:07 +0000
Elements Eight Rum Gets a Fresh New Look

The Touch of Elementality…  

A chance sighting at a post on Facebook revealed that one of our favourite brands, Elements Eight are just about to roll out a fab new look to their range. We’ve got the press scoop and are happy to share…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:22:11 +0000
Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2014

…Limited Edition Herb-Infused Blend  

We just heard that Zacapa will be releasing Reserva Limitada 2014, into the UK market this month. The second in what they envisage will be an annual series of limited editions. The 2013 blend was a blend of casks that was then given a year’s further ageing which we thought was pretty good. This year’s release promises something else entirely.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:17:19 +0000
Rhum JM Release Cuvee 1845


Rhum J.M. have revealed a brand new expression to their range of Martinique Agricole rhums, namely the Cuvée 1845, a reference to the company’s creation date. With almost 170 years of history and tradition behind Rhum J.M. we have high expectations of this being a very fine rhum indeed.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000
Havana Club Unveil the Essence of Cuba

A New Twist on a Bitter Theme…  

Havana Club has linked up with The Bitter Truth to create The Essence of Cuba, a new range of drinks flavourings inspired by Havana Club Añejo 7 Años, providing bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts around the world with a completely new way to serve and enjoy the rum widely regarded to be the epitome of Cuban rum-making excellence.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000
Berry Bros and Rudd Exceptional Cask 1977 Jamaican Overproof Rum

Exceptional Spirits...  

A few months, seemingly out of the blue a tot of rum turned up at my door marked Jamaica 1977 with a note enquiring my thoughts about it. I won’t lie – my main reaction was “I wish there was more of it”, but the sip revealed a bold, punchy Jamaican rum that demanded attention and hung around a fair bit after the sip had long since left my mouth… Turns out it was a small measure of the recently released Exceptional Cask series of which I’ve more information to share with you all.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000
Boozy Advent Calendars and Christmas Crackers 2014

Keep The Christmas Countdown in Fine Spirits!  

I’m VERY SORRY for using the C-word (Christmas) so early in the year – I know we’ve not even had Guy Fawkes Night yet, but some things need to be shared in good order to allow appropriate financial planning to happen… Master of Malt has returned this year with a fresh new look to their fab boozy advent calendars and further enhanced the Christmas spirit by combining the dram with the humble Christmas cracker to great effect. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000
Wrays Spiced Cider with Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum

A Rummy Winter Warmer!  

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out Trick or Treating at Halloween, watching the fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night or just getting back from work in the dark on a cold damp autumnal evening – I’m sure a warm rum drink will be very welcome and we’ve the perfect serve for you which features Jamaica’s finest: Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:31 +0000
Rum Club at Trailer Happiness with FAIR Belize

Coming Soon at Notting Hill Rum Club  

When: 27th October 2014
Starts around 7.00pm(ish)
Where: Trailer Happiness
177 Portobello Rd
London W11 2DY
Monday 27th October, FAIR. Belize Rum are heading down to Trailer Happiness for an exciting Rum Club where they will be tasting their rum and hearing from Paul Bungener, Europe Brand Ambassador who will be explaining more about FAIR.'s core value and purposes.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:43:53 +0100
Five More Rum Events You Can’t Miss At London Cocktail Week 2014

Fantastic Five (Part 2)…  

Fitting right in with our mini-series of London Cocktail Week and RumFest previews, we’ve chosen five more exciting events that should be right on top of your rum-to-do-list…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:28:54 +0100
Cocktail Kahuna Tiki Competition 2014 Winner

Jamie Kimber Is The Cocktail Kahuna!  

Rum and Tiki fans gathered at CheekTiki’s Haole Hut yesterday to be a part of the inaugural Cocktail Kahuna* competition. Ten competitors, six of which are professional bartenders, with the others being home Tiki bar enthusiasts contested the title with a very strong showing of knowledge, skills, pride and no small amount of overproof rum as they all vied to be crowned Cocktail Kahuna!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:20:33 +0100
Bacardi UK Legacy Cocktail Competition Three Most Promising 2014

Bacardi, Boot Camps and Big Nights!  

Eight became three the other night in the beautiful surroundings of Great Conservatory in Syon Park as a panel of judges undertook to tough job of selecting this year’s Three Most Promising. This now marks the start of the next phase of the competition. The Three Most Promising now run a marketing campaign to promote themselves and their drinks with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent the UK in the Global Finals in Sydney in 2015.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:31:38 +0100
Pink Pigeon Vanilla Spiced Rum New Bottle Design

New Look For Pink Pigeon…  

Press Release: Pink Pigeon vanilla-spiced Mauritian Rum has announced a new bottle design, which will launch at London Cocktail Week (6th to 12th October 2014).
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:00:43 +0100
Optimist Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014

Roman Foltán: London Finalist  

We’ve enjoyed featuring the UK finalists in the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition over the last few weeks. The finals are scheduled for the 25th September 2014, so we’ll soon know the Three Most Promising whom will then go on to contest a place in the Global Finals in Sydney, Australia in May 2015. In the last of our mini-series we are pleased to feature Roman Foltán with his Legacy cocktail: Optimist.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0100
Five Rum Events You Can’t Miss At London Cocktail Week 2014

Fantastic Five…  

Fitting right in with our mini-series of London Cocktail Week previews, we’ve chosen five exciting events that should be right on top of your rum-to-do-list…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0100