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Young Cuban – Cocktail of the Week

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Young Cuban – Cocktail of the Week

A Future Classic…  

I held off running a Cocktail of the Week serve this week, least ways until the winner of the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition was announced. All three serves in the running were excellent, but in the end Ally Martin’s serve, Young Cuban won on the night at so Ladies and Gentlemen… I present the Young Cuban as our Cocktail of the Week!
 
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Bacardi UK Legacy Cocktail Competition 3MP 2014 Review

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

It’s Decision Time…  

The 25th September 2014 saw three UK Bartenders selected as the Three Most Promising (3MP) and thus put forward to enjoy a period of six months in which they promote both themselves and their serve – ostensibly to allow the UK Bacardi team to make a more educated decision on which of the three had the best chance of winning the Global Finals in May this year. This phase of the competition ended last week and I don’t work for Bacardi, but I’m pretty damn sure this choice has had to be the most difficult of all time.
 
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Foursquare Rum UK Tour Dates 2015

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Richard Seale

Richard Seale Rum Masterclasses  

We don’t often have Richard Seale of Foursquare Distillery (Doorly's, RL Seale, Rum SixtySix, Old Brigand, ESA Field) in Barbados, here in the UK that often. So the opportunity to hear him speak on the technical aspects of rum (and other things) are limited. Eaux de Vie / Marussia Beverages have lined up a whistle-stop tour (that’s entirely outside London) for next week. Details of which follow.
 
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Miami Rum Fest and International Trade Expo

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Miami Rum Fest and International Trade Expo

6 Weeks and Counting…  

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, now in its seventh year, is bringing new rum brands to the United States and Miami for the very first time. Held April 17 to 19 at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center, the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo features three days of grand tasting events for consumers and members of the spirits industry trade.
 
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Spiridom World of Rum

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The World of Rum

Trying To Make Sense Of It All…  

Recently Spiridom, a company that distributes a number of agricole rhums released an infographic called The World of Rum. A simple tool designed to help complete rum-novices make some sense of the varied world of rum. To say it's been met with a storm of comments would be an understatement, but the source of the information for most - an article in the Spirits Business - didn't include the background reasoning and ambitions behind the project. Something I can share at this time because the intent is entirely valid, even if the first draft could do with a bit of a tweak.
 
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Bacardi Daiquiri – Cocktail of the Week

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Bacardi Daiquiri

Daiquiri Time Out…  

In a couple of days’ time, TheFloatingRumShack.com will be getting along to one of the UK-wide events in which Bacardi have been officially revealing their newly repackaged Carta range first hand to the drinks industry, journalists and the public in general. We’ve been promised a Sensorial Experience, but I think it’s a safe bet we will be offered a daiquiri or two as well!
 
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Havana Club Unión Rum

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Havana Club Unión

A Most Appropriate Companion…  

Havana Club have just released Unión, the first-ever rum made to perfectly match a Cuban cigar, namely the Cohiba Siglo VI. Not since the release of Selección de Maestro (a firm favourite of ours) have I been quite so excited to get a sip or two!
 
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Tormenta Negra – Cocktail of the Week

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Tormenta Negra

Haven’t I Seen That Somewhere Before?  

Last year during the Untameable launch, we got the news that the UK would expand its portfolio to include Bacardi Black, now known as Carta Negra. It’s a dark rum, with a bolder taste profile that stands out in comparison with the others in the range. A boldly flavoured rum can stand up to an appropriately flavoursome mixer hence Bacardi’s choice for its signature serve… Ladies and Gentlemen: the Tormenta Negra!
 
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Aroma Academy Masterclasses

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Aroma Academy

Unlock Your Senses!  

I think it’s fairly safe bet to assume that the people who enjoy their wines and spirits do so because of the amazing variety of taste and aromas that are present to be enjoyed. If it’s because you just want to get drunk, then you are probably A) not going want to continue with this article and B) probably not really on the right website. But for everyone else... Please read on!
 

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