RumShack Rum Feed represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:26:23 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb St Lucia Distillers Twitter Tasting


When: 16th April 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
Wild Tiger India Spiced Rum

Indian Spice!  

Love it or hate it, you certainly can’t ignore it! The strikingly presented Wild Tiger rum with its orange fur screams ‘look at me’. And the team behind Wild Tiger rum sure as hell can’t be accused of being lazy in their work ethic – Wild Tiger rum is one of the fastest growing rums in terms of availability I know of. Unsurprisingly perhaps, the brand is looking to take advantage of the continued rise in popularity of Spiced Rum and have released: Wild Tiger India Spiced Rum; a Spiced Rum that draws on the fact that India is the epicentre of so many exotic spices.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:55:41 +0000
Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend

Pure Joy In A Glass!  

It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote of my love and respect for Joy Spence as Campari marked her 20 years as Master Blender for Appleton Estate – a person to be admired on so many levels. My little girl might be too young for role models right now, but as soon as she’s old enough – I’ll be telling her all about her ‘aunty’ Joy and if she studies and works hard she ‘can be just like Joy Spence’. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:24 +0000
Carnival Expo 2017

It’s Rum Time at Carnival Expo!  

When: 13-14th May 2017
Where: The Oval, London returns to Carnival Expo this May, setting up our Rum Education stand and furnishing it with a wide range of authentic and tasty rums from all around the Caribbean and beyond. It’s well worth the price of the entry ticket on its own and that’s without all the other wonderful fun and entertainment to be had through the rest of the show.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:42:30 +0000
Doorly’s Rum UK Advocate

Just Who Is That Masked Macaw?  

In the world of rum, there are far too many times when it all seems a bit ‘smoke and mirrors’ and the truth hides behind a well-constructed marketing story. I’ve always thought honesty is always the best policy, so with that in mind… 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:08:55 +0000
The Virgin Holiday Spirit

Bottled Holiday?  

It’s certainly inspiring to see the projects that everyone’s favourite Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell gets up to these days and The Virgin Holiday Spirit sure is one of them. I’m put off by some of the word usage in the press release, but I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for a V-Room so I can have a taste of the latest spiced rum to hit the market.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:44:10 +0000
Manchester Rum Festival 2017

Interested? Too Late… The Tickets Are All Gone!  

Well, I guess it was always going to be popular! Manchester’s first ever rum festival is coming to town this year, thanks to freelance drinks curator Dave Marsland, aka the Drinks Enthusiast.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:56:09 +0000
Tiki Cocktail Box to Launch in the UK

Bi-Monthly Cocktail Subscription Pack: The Perfect Gift?  

There’s no denying that tiki really is gaining popularity – I won’t use the word trendy – because that infers it won’t be trendy at some later point. If tiki is done properly, then it will last and that’s where the Tiki Cocktail Box people are looking to provide a service.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:44:16 +0000
Tales of the Cocktail On Tour Edinburgh

April 1st-4th 2017  

For those in the drinks trade, I think it’s widely accepted that the biggest cocktail and spirits focused event in the world is Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, USA. It’s a seriously large event that’s now set to celebrate its 15th incarnation this year on the July 18th-23rd. For those also in the know, Tales on Tour started seven years ago – taking the seminar format out on the road; giving people a taste of the main event and creating a buzz wherever they could. The good news for us Brits is that Tales on Tour is rocking up in Edinburgh this April (and next year as well) and its set to be the epicentre of awesome as so many super cool drinks industry folks head towards one of the best cocktail cities in the UK.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:00:00 +0000
Chatting Rum Festivals with Lucy Douglas

2017 The Year of Rum!  

2016 saw the UK enjoy an expansion of Rum Festivals with individually organised events in London, Cardiff and Leeds and that trend is set continue in 2017, in magnificent fashion with the announcement of a series of twelve (yes twelve) linked rummy events across the UK, all of which are the brainchild of Lucy Douglas, a rum fan and experienced organiser who thinks rum is set to hit the big time.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 03 Jan 2017 03:52:47 +0000
2017 Rum Festivals

A Year of Rum!  

If you’re looking for a Rum Festival near you, or are looking to combine some rum-traveling with seeing a new part of the world, then you could do worse than check out our compilation of 2017 dates. Hope to see you along the way!
We’ve included some other spirits and cocktail festivals where appropriate and looked to indicate which are drinks trade only focused. 
As always – if you’re reading this article and have a festival of your own that you’d like to see featured, please do drop us a line at or via any of our social media channels.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000
SeaWolf Scottish Pot Still Rum

New Rum Adds a Celtic Spin to A Caribbean Classic  

For a rum with such a limited amount of bottles up for sale initially, the PR team have made quite a splash in sharing the story far and wide. Kinda wish I’d run this last Wednesday, as I now look a bit ‘me too’, but whilst I’ve not yet tried SeaWolf yet, the reason I’m interested in it, is far than just the liquid in the bottle.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:06:45 +0000
Think Rum 2017

Think Rum 2017

When: 16th January 2017

A RUM trade show in London. Supported by Off Licence News, Harpers Wine & Spirits and CLASS.

For all inquiries relating to the show, please email:

]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:06:43 +0000
Rum Advent Calendar 2016

No Need To Cancel Christmas… The RumVent Calendars Are Back!

What do you get the rummy who has everything? How about a Rum Advent Calendar with which to countdown the Christmas season? OK – So that’s either an early Christmas present, or a generous gift, or perhaps just an indulgent present to yourself… In any event, 24x 30ml drams of delicious rum is certainly going to tick a lot of boxes.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:32:54 +0000