White Rum, Professional Speaking and Cutting the Cane!
An immensely enjoyable first day set the scene and expectations for day two were high. We’ve White Rums: The Foundation of the Rum Category with Ian “Rum Ambassador” Burrell and Professional Speaking with Michael Don Smith to look forward to. Then we’re off site exploring the sugar cane fields of Motril.
Rum & Sun!
The prospectus for the Rum Experience University week looked great – a mix of field trips and a number of seminars covering a wide variety of topics themed around the noble spirit of rum. Base the week in the ancient sugar capital of Andalucía and it’s difficult to image how it could go wrong.
Well, the if you image the actual course to be the main spirit in your glass, then when you add some great rummy chat with a group of likeminded classmates whom represent many aspects of the drinks industry from producer to distributor then you’ve a mixer that fills your glass to the top.
A Change For The Better?
We’ve been something of a fan of R. St Barth ever since we first tasted it and would have drunk far more of it had it been in the financial reach of this humble writer. When I first featured the range of Cool, Chic and Authentic back in December last year, I felt that all three expressions were very well put together, but the price point meant we just couldn’t afford them. Fast forward ten months and we find ourselves having a conversation with Alison Bartrop (the Global Director of Brand and Marketing for R St Barth) which revealed an exciting managerial decision that will see them reach out beyond just the luxury sector.
Yes folks the price is coming down…
See It First At RumFest
Hot off the rum presses comes the news that Mount Gay are to present one of TheFloatingRumShack.com’s favourite rums in a beautiful, bold new look that is certainly going to compliment the fab Black Barrel that was launched not long ago in the US.
Even better news is that RumFest is going to play host to the launch – another great reason to get along this year.
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