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Bacardi Introduce SINGLE CANE ESTATE RUMS

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Bacardi Single Cane Estate Rum

The ‘New Single Malt’ Rum?

An Exclusive Launch in Travel Retail

Bacardi have been in the drinks industry news quite a lot of late. The sad news of a large number of lay-off’s due to restructuring. The decline in white rum sales meaning Drinks International ran the article “King of rum Bacardi falls to (Indian Rum) McDowell’s” (BTW I’m not yet totally convinced we are comparing apples and oranges as far as definitions of rum are concerned). Then there was the open letter to Facundo Bacardi, in which a former Bacardi President urged ‘focus’… All very negative… However in the last few days we’ve seen news stories indicating Bacardi have just purchased the Banks Rum ‘brand’ and taken full ownership of the cachaça brand: Leblon (they previously had a minority investment for a number of years).
 
Now this: the exclusive launch in Travel Retail of two single estate rums, given a ‘single malt’ status. Wow! What is going on?
 
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Pussers Rum Twitter Tasting

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Pusser's Rum

Up Spirits!

When: 7pm (BST+1), 29th July 2015
Where: Twitter.com
Hashtag: #ItsTotTime
 
All rum fans will know that Black Tot Day is now only a few weeks away and to mark passing of the Royal Navy Rum Ration, we’ve got together with Pusser’s Rum to host a Twitter Tasting which will take you through the full range currently available here in the UK; Namely Pusser’s Spiced, Blue Label 40%, Gunpowder Proof 54.5% and 15 Year Old. It’s an opportunity to find out a little more about Navy Rum, put your questions to the team behind the brand and (of course) sip some very fine rum! We might even chat cocktails…
 
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Piña Colada - Cocktail of the Week

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Piña Colada

Do You Like Piña Coladas?  

…and getting caught in the rain?* Scratch that – it’s really not important - but if you’re a) female and b) interested in making love at midnight – please email us on the usual address. The countdown to National Piña Colada Day - 10th July – is on. We’ve no idea whose nation is celebrating it (and probably don’t care either) as far as I’m concerned it’s always time for a Piña Colada…
 
*In typically English Summer style, it’s raining now… 
 
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Coco Lopez and El Dorado Rum Cocktail Competition

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Coco Lopez and El Dorado Rum Cocktail Competition

Twisted Piña Colada…  

Given we are on a countdown to National Piña Colada Day, it seems entirely appropriate to report on some of the recent fun that went down at The Liar’s Club. El Dorada Rum and Coco Lopez sponsored a Bartenders Cocktail competition, one part of which was to produce a serve featuring the rum and cream of coconut in a Hamilton Beach Blender and the other part was to offer a twist on a piña colada! Yeah – that sounds like fun right?
 
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Abelha Organic Cachaça Summer Label

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Abelha Organic Cachaça Summer Label

The Road To Rio 2016  

Abelha Cachaça are to launch a competition inviting bartenders, artists and members of the public to submit designs for a label for limited edition run of Abelha Organic Cachaça which will be launched before the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. As a part of this celebration, Abelha Organic Cachaça commissioned celebrated female urban artist Ananda Nahu, to design Abelha´s new label.
 
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The Painkiller - Cocktail of the Week

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The Pusser's Painkiller Cocktail

Happy Territory Day British Virgin Islands!*  

*As taken from the “Another 1001 Tenuous Excuses to Drink a Cocktail Ever” (Volume 2, Page 386, Paragraph 5)
 
Anyone you knows me will know I love a Painkiller – it’s ridiculously easy to drink, tasty, rummy and fab a reminder of days in the sun with friends! Fortunately, the 1st of July is Territory Day in the British Virgin Islands and that’s ticking sufficient boxes for me!
 
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BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament 2015 Results

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BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament

...And It Was Totally Like Exercise! (Dammit)  

For the fourth year running (on Sunday 14th June) the annual UK BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament for bartenders provided the many unfit members of the London drinks scene the perfect opportunity to stretch all the muscles they didn’t know they had… Even the media team (which included me) who crashed out in the first round felt the burn… 
 
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Venezuela De Ayer - Cocktail of the Week

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Venezuela De Ayer - Cocktail of the Week

Summer Drinking! 

The sun's out and a few cocktails in the sunshine seems entirely appropriate and since I was able to get a few ‘key’ rums back into stock, I’ve now been able to try making a few serves in the home bar. The first of which I like so much that it’s going to be our Cocktail of the Week. Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m happy to present Venezuela De Ayer, by Martin Tummino.
 
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Clément Ti'Punch Cup Preview 2015

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Clément Ti'Punch Cup

Morning, Noon and Night…  

That’s just how often those lucky people in Martinique enjoy a Ti’Punch. Not forgetting all those occasions in between that generally feel better with a decent measure of rum, lime and sugar inside you! It's also the basis for a fab bartender competition that offers the winner an amazing trip to Martinique!
 

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