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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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The Duppy Share Rum Spirit Social Evenings

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The Duppy Share Rum

Get Involved With The Duppies…  

Win a Pair of Tickets with TheFloatingRumShack.com!

The Duppy Share rum is to launch a series of six monthly pop-up bar nights showcasing the very best of London’s spirits scene. 
 
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Cuba Libre – Cocktail of the Week

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Bacardi Cuba Libre

“To a Free Cuba!”  

What with the Bacardi repackaging news and all the conversation I’ve been having with rum-friends about Bacardi Gold – or Carta Oro as we are now calling it – made me want to feature it and the one serve that I’ve had my fair share of over the years. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Cuba Libre! 
 
Warning… If the notion of rum and coke served together offends, please go no further, to everyone else – read on!
 
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Mojito – Cocktail of the Week

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Mojito

“My Mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio…”   

The mojito… Rum, sugar, lime and mint… It’s certainly got to be one of the most popular rum cocktails of all time and Ernest Hemingway is famously quoted confirming where he preferred his to be served. It’s a really simple serve, well within the reach of all skill sets and we’ve got some great tips from the experts to help you out a little.
 
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Bacardi Rum Gets A Brand New Look

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Bacardi Packaging Update

Same Rum, Stylish New Look…  

Feb 4th… Bacardi Founders day… Seems appropriate to announce something big… “BACARDÍ rum has announced the first packaging update to the world’s number one selling rum in more than a decade” and in true Bacardi style, it seems no expense has been spared in both development and telling the story – as befits the world’s bestselling rum.
 
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Two Dons - Cocktail of the Week

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Two Dons, our Cocktail of the Week

A Tale of Two Dons…  

A Tuesday evening visit to The Treehouse, Beaconsfield is normally a chance to catch up, enjoy a drink… This time, Bar Manager Matthew Hastings made me his “Two Don’s” cocktail – a serve he’s entered into the Diplomático World Tournament cocktail competition – and whilst I can’t tell you if it’s going to win the comp or not, I can tell you it’s ticking all my boxes right now. Matthew was happy to share, so… Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new Cocktail of the Week!
 
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Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar

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Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar

Drinking and Learning...  

Where: Sugar Cane Bar
247 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JW
When: 10th February 2015
Time: 7.00pm
Running every second Tuesday of the month
Cost: Free!
 
Aimed at the complete beginner, with no prior spirits knowledge required, Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar is a series of events that will look to enlighten the attendee to the diverse and tasty spirit category of rum. Fear not – just because the word ‘School’ features, there are no exams or homework – not unless you count sipping some fine rums outside of ‘class’ hours that is…
 
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Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor

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The Thinking Drinkers

...Everybody Needs Some Liquor To Love!  

If you are the sort of person that enjoys such trivia as the frankly staggering amount of booze that Andre the Giant could consume or the cultural and religious connections that the Mexican Goddess Mayahuel had with alcohol then there is a very good chance that the Thinking Drinkers show really will be the perfect entertainment for you. It certainly made for a great nights entertainment for us the other night.
 

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