RumShack Rum Feed represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:54:11 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb Goslings Rum Twitter Tasting


When: 19th July, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
It’s very eye for my eye to be caught by something new or hard to find, but one thing I’m completely guilty of is not checking back with old favourites – our latest Twitter Tasting aims to remedy that. I look back with fondness on some of the Goslings Rum Masterclasses we enjoyed and chatting with Malcolm Gosling the 7th generation of rummy Bermudian folks. We’ll be sampling the relatively new Goslings Gold Seal, Goslings Rum Black Seal and Goslings Family Reserve Rum. We’ve also got something else – but I’ll keep that to myself for now. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:17:25 +0100
Aroma Academy Training Sessions

Aroma Academy Announce Training Courses at Imbibe Live! 

The team at Aroma Academy have lined up a set of training days to run in few weeks’ time. The perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore their own abilities and further enhance them, then it’s well worth booking a place! For all the drinks industry professionals getting along to Imbibe Live next week, you’ve a fab opportunity to investigate the kits further and if you’re keen to secure a spot, then the team will be taking bookings with a discount available to those paying at the show.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:35:42 +0100
Sailor Jerry The Ride 2016 Cocktails

A Trio of Tasty Cocktails!  

We previously covered the news that the UK Sailor Jerry team are holding another ‘The Ride’ event this summer – starting in less than two weeks – and to help you celebrate the fact, they’ve come up with a trio of tasty, simple serves inspired by the teams competing and we’ve the details for you all!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:57:49 +0100
10 Facts for Caipirinha Virgins Celebrating International Cachaça Day

Got To Love A Good Listicle Right?  

I got the following release from the team behind Sagatiba here in the UK and whilst I’m not endorsing all the facts, I’m certainly happy enough to share as they really do help to highlight the depth of history, diversity and engrained nature of the Spirit of Brasil! 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:43:42 +0100
FAIRPlay During Euro 2016

A Game Of Two Halves… #FAIRPlay...   

The team at FAIR Spirits are calling on bartenders to share their creativity and give consumers in the US, UK, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan & Singapore something fun and different to look forward to during the Euro 2016 football competition.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:29:29 +0100
Abelha Organic Cachaça Announces Winner of Limited Edition Label

…And The Winner Is?  

Brazilian designer and illustrator, Daniel Vincent Gomes, has won Abelha Organic Cachaça’s international competition to design a limited edition label for its Silver Cachaça!  Daniel’s design will go onto an initial run of 600 bottles of Abelha Organic Cachaça – Silver which will be available from August.
The label will be officially unveiled at a celebration at Barrio Shoreditch on Tuesday 28th June where Daniel’s artwork and bottle, along with the works of another nine international artists who also entered the competition, will be exhibited.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:23:47 +0100
All Aboard The Appleton Estate Rum Bus

…For An Authentic Taste Of Jamaica  

We are a little late in reporting this, but the Appleton Estate Rum Bus is gearing up for its eight-date UK tour of Foodies Festival events, kicking off last week in London’s Syon Park, 28-30 May (sorry) and culminating in Oxford, 2-4 September 2016. It really is a great way to get to grips with the brand if you’ve not tried it before (incidentally what on earth have you been doing with yourself if you haven’t?).
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:03:17 +0100
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Now On Sale In The UK


It seems to have been one of the more drawn out releases in history, but I do appreciate it takes time to build up volumes and use up existing stock. The 8-Year-Old was a particular fav and I’ve never before felt the urge to rush and buy a couple of cases for old time sakes, but I did this time. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:40:20 +0100
Cuban Crowned Champion At 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix

The Home Team Takes The Top Spot!  

Congratulations to Amaury Cepeda on winning the recent Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix in Havana, Cuba. We didn’t see how the competition played out – but from the specification of the winning serve, which seems to be simple and sounds delicious – it looks well deserved. Now if only we can find out where we can get sour orange and fresh cane juice from…  ;-)
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:12:07 +0100
Rum Showcase at The Larder House

A World of Rum!  

When: 17th & 18th June 2016
7.30pm to midnight
Where: The Larder House
4 Southbourne Grove
Cost: £60 per ticket
For Event Details Click Here
The Larder House (one of our fav local hotspots) has developed a reputation for throwing a party on a grand scale. James and team often go all out to make an experience truly memorable and have previously tackled the categories of gin and whisky (part of which involved flooding a section of the restaurant to create a Japanese water garden). This time – and perhaps because of influence – it’s going to be all about the world of rum. Yeap – the whole world of rum – tackled across five stages – in one evening! *
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:03:35 +0100
Global Finals of the Rhum Clément Ti-Punch Cup

“I say Rhum, you say Clément!”  

A short while ago, seventeen bartenders and all the associated brand teams, journalists and a few rhum enthusiasts from ten countries came together on the beautiful country of Martinique – a real jewel of the eastern Caribbean – to contest the Global Finals of the Rhum Clément Ti’Punch Cup! And I have to tell you that was super excited to be a part of what proved to be an amazing trip.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 31 May 2016 10:06:45 +0100
The Hukilau 15th Anniversary Celebration June 8-12th 2016

A Tiki Celebration!  

The Hukilau will celebrate its 15th anniversary in June with a historic celebration of Tiki culture and the 60th anniversary of The Mai-Kai, joined by a very special guest artist. Shag, aka Josh Agle, will provide his artistic talents and also participate in several special events at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel. Co-founder/organizer Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White promises "a celebration of epic proportions" during the June 8-12 festivities. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 28 May 2016 09:50:31 +0100
RumBoat Retreat A Top Location To Stay In Grenada

The Home of Rum In Grenada!    

The eagle-eyed reader might well notice that this website carries a link for the Rumboat Retreat in Grenada. This fab location is the result of the hard work of our friend Lisette who had a specific vision for a place that vacationers to Grenada could enjoy! Actively promoting all the wonderful cultural and natural places on the Spice Isle, but also rum – which is not only the spirit of Grenada but the Caribbean as well!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 27 May 2016 00:06:33 +0100
Yaguara Cachaça Twitter Tasting


When: 21st June, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a Twitter Tasting and as this Summer is going to be all about the Olympic Games in Brazil, we’ve been on something of a cachaça mission of late. Yaguara have kindly stepped up to the mark and agreed to share some of their secrets with us all and offer those involved a chance to taste one expression of cachaça that you’ll just not be able to get any other way.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 24 May 2016 13:58:26 +0100
Penny Blue Rum Launches First VSOP Release

A Coming Of Age…  

We’ve not yet sampled the new Penny Blue VSOP, but hope springs eternal and despite the release being ‘exclusively Mauritius’, I’m sure there might be a dram to be found in the UK if one searches hard enough! 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 21 May 2016 11:24:41 +0100
Gruppo Campari Honours Joy Spence and Eddie Russell

Two Masters… One Love!  

I just had to share this press release from Gruppo Campari, as we here at TheFloatingRumShack have so much love, on so many levels for Joy Spence. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a number of times over the years and hope that there will be many more as the ambassador role that she fulfills really is inspiring. To help put her passion into context, I thought I’d share a brief story that arose from the last time I met her.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 21 May 2016 10:49:53 +0100
El Dorado Rare Collection Rum

A Glimpse at The Future…  

Given that 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s independence from the United Kingdom, you genuinely could expect this year to contain a few fairly exciting releases from DDL in celebration of the fact. Until now, if you wanted to taste a really old single still, single cask rum produced at Demerara Distillers Limited – your choices were limited somewhat. With the end of the Velier releases, the future looked ‘empty’, but now that the actual producer of the rum has come to realise that there is a lot of kudos to be gained through releasing their own rum, under their own label, I suspect that there will be more to come in future. Especially as these are so good.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 15 May 2016 10:15:40 +0100
Gn Chan Crowned Global Legacy Winner

Venceremos is the 2016 ‘Legacy’  

I think it goes without saying that I’m pretty keen to try the winning cocktail from the recent Global Finals of Bacardi Legacy. Initially more than a little nonplussed about the “inspired by the Piña Colada” line, the subsequent feedback from our Cocktail Wonk buddy has now whetted my appetite sufficiently, though!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 21:56:35 +0100
Sailor Jerry Hits The Road For Round Two of The Ride

Round Two!  

Press Release: Sailor Jerry, will be hitting the road once again for round two of “The Ride”. Kicking off on Saturday 2nd July, three bad-ass, bike building teams from across the UK will be tasked with a series of epic challenges and compete against each other on a hell raising journey of balls-to-wall riding. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 20:16:12 +0100
Plantation Pineapple Stiggins Fancy UK Launch

Pineapple Rum… Is It Near You?  

Now that Plantation Pineapple has finally been launched, we are super pleased to be able to share the list of 80 (out of a total of 852) Marks and Spencer stores in the UK that have been allocated stock.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 09:24:21 +0100
Leblon Road Trip To Rio Tour

…The UK Leg!  

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but today is the day on which the first of five stops on the UK leg of the Leblon ‘Road Trip To Rio’ tour (ultimately ending up in Rio in time for the Olympic Games) kicks off. It’s the perfect place to learn a little more about Leblon Cachaça and get to grips with the Caipirinha culture that the brand embraces. It will be easy to spot – the Caipivan (decorated in the lime green brand colour) will be leading the way!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 00:56:28 +0100