As I’ve followed the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition for years now, I feel I have the right to say it needed a shake up – and I’d certainly not have bothered covering it this time around had it remained the same, but as things have been given a frisk down and rearranged in a few key ways (i.e. not as drawn out and increased scope in terms of rums to be used), I can’t help but be drawn back into the drama… So folks, here we go again as the competition returns for its ninth edition in 2017 and Bacardi invite you all to be a part of the legacy!
Ready, Steady, Blend with The Duppy Share Rum
The Duppy Share are inviting you to join their masterclasses this summer and create your very own rum. Our friends Jess and George at The Duppy Share are asking “Mastered the mojito? Now's your chance to craft your own spirit. We're sharing the secrets of rum blending with a series of masterclasses at Youngs and Geronimo Pubs this summer”
...With A New Look!
Not long after we started our rummy quest back in 2009, TheFloatingRumShack.com was introduced to Elements Eight Rum. I have to admit it was via the rather fun/crazy/hilarious ‘Reinvent a classic’ series of competitions at Trailer Happiness, rather than in any serious, highbrow kinda way – but we’ve been in contact ever since and so as soon as the details of the new look for E8 hit the headlines, we got in contact with Brand Owner, Carl Stephenson to get more of a feel for the thinking behind the move.
When: 19th July, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
It’s very eye for my eye to be caught by something new or hard to find, but one thing I’m completely guilty of is not checking back with old favourites – our latest Twitter Tasting aims to remedy that. I look back with fondness on some of the Goslings Rum Masterclasses we enjoyed and chatting with Malcolm Gosling the 7th generation of rummy Bermudian folks. We’ll be sampling the relatively new Goslings Gold Seal, Goslings Rum Black Seal and Goslings Family Reserve Rum. We’ve also got something else – but I’ll keep that to myself for now.
Aroma Academy Announce Training Courses at Imbibe Live!
The team at Aroma Academy have lined up a set of training days to run in few weeks’ time. The perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore their own abilities and further enhance them, then it’s well worth booking a place! For all the drinks industry professionals getting along to Imbibe Live next week, you’ve a fab opportunity to investigate the kits further and if you’re keen to secure a spot, then the team will be taking bookings with a discount available to those paying at the show.
A Trio of Tasty Cocktails!
We previously covered the news that the UK Sailor Jerry team are holding another ‘The Ride’ event this summer – starting in less than two weeks – and to help you celebrate the fact, they’ve come up with a trio of tasty, simple serves inspired by the teams competing and we’ve the details for you all!
Got To Love A Good Listicle Right?
I got the following release from the team behind Sagatiba here in the UK and whilst I’m not endorsing all the facts, I’m certainly happy enough to share as they really do help to highlight the depth of history, diversity and engrained nature of the Spirit of Brasil!
…And The Winner Is?
Brazilian designer and illustrator, Daniel Vincent Gomes, has won Abelha Organic Cachaça’s international competition to design a limited edition label for its Silver Cachaça! Daniel’s design will go onto an initial run of 600 bottles of Abelha Organic Cachaça – Silver which will be available from August.
The label will be officially unveiled at a celebration at Barrio Shoreditch on Tuesday 28th June where Daniel’s artwork and bottle, along with the works of another nine international artists who also entered the competition, will be exhibited.
…For An Authentic Taste Of Jamaica
We are a little late in reporting this, but the Appleton Estate Rum Bus is gearing up for its eight-date UK tour of Foodies Festival events, kicking off last week in London’s Syon Park, 28-30 May (sorry) and culminating in Oxford, 2-4 September 2016. It really is a great way to get to grips with the brand if you’ve not tried it before (incidentally what on earth have you been doing with yourself if you haven’t?).
- Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Now On Sale In The UK
- Cuban Crowned Champion At 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix
- Rum Showcase at The Larder House
- Global Finals of the Rhum Clément Ti-Punch Cup
- The Hukilau 15th Anniversary Celebration June 8-12th 2016
- RumBoat Retreat A Top Location To Stay In Grenada
- Yaguara Cachaça Twitter Tasting
- Penny Blue Rum Launches First VSOP Release
- Gruppo Campari Honours Joy Spence and Eddie Russell
- El Dorado Rare Collection Rum