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Tales of the Cocktail On Tour Edinburgh

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Tales of the Cocktail On Tour

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.
 
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Chatting Rum Festivals with Lucy Douglas

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The Rum Festival

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.
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2017 Rum Festivals

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2017 Rum Festival Dates

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via any of our social media channels.
 
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SeaWolf Scottish Pot Still Rum

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SeaWolf 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.
 
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Think Rum 2017

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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. http://www.harpers.co.uk/

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Rum Advent Calendar 2016

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Rum Advent Calendar

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.
 
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Mount Gay Rum Twitter Tasting

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Mount Gay Rum Twitter Tasting

#MountGayRumTT  

When: 6th December 2016
From: 7.30pm GMT
 
November 30th is the 50th Anniversary of Barbados Independence and you might have recently read on TheFloatingRumShack.com that Mount Gay have released a Limited Edition, Cask Strength version of their award-winning XO rum to mark the occasion... You might also have read about the new Origin Series release that features rums from their Copper Pot and Column stills… And what about their last release: Black Barrel, also featured here on TFRS.
 
Take a guess at what all of these rums have in common? 
 
Yeap… they will all feature in our last #TwitterTasting of 2016!
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Alexander & James Luxury Gifting

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Alexander & James Luxury Gifting

Christmas Gifting  

It’s one of life’s certainties - and I’m not talking about death or taxes – I mean the Christmas ‘stressing’ about finding the perfect gift. Something special, with the sort of detail that makes it stand out. Well, I was recently invited to try the luxury gifting option that Alexander & James have to offer and I’m impressed enough to comment on their many solutions.
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Bacardí Legacy Northern European Final

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Joe Harper – The UK most promising bartender

The BACARDÍ UK Most Promising Bartender  

On Tuesday 8th of November BACARDÍ, crowned Joe Harper from The Century Bar at Gleneagles as the UK’s most promising bartender to compete at the global final of the ninth edition of its Legacy Cocktail Competition in Berlin in May 2017. Every year it seems the finals get that little bit better and this year the format changed, so that the guests (of which I was one) could sip all the serves – a total of 36* featuring at the NEUR finals – and chat about the inspiration etc.

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