Professor Cornelius Ampleforths Rumbullion XO 15 Year Old Spiced Rum

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Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Rumbullion XO 15 Year Old Spiced Rum

The World’s First Super Premium Spiced Rum?  

The “Professor Cornelius Ampleforth” branded range of spirits pretty good – it covers a broad spectrum and included a pretty good spiced rum: Rumbullion!  Priced at £33.95, it wasn’t at all cheap – but being presented at a higher than normal (for spiced rum) 42.6%ABV the offering worked and I’ve no problem recommending it if you’re in the market for a spiced rum.
The development team have upped the game now though – we’ve received a press release and a small sample of what they are claiming is a ‘Super Premium’ spiced rum; namely one based upon a 15 year old rum and comes with a super-premium price tag as well!  So are these guy’s crazy?  Well…

Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum Launches in the UK

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Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (And Wait, And Wait)…  

I’m happy to confirm that Mount Gay recently announced the launch of Mount Gay Black Barrel to the UK market.  This rum has been on’s rummy-radar for such a long time.  First sipped back in April 2013, we were told that it wouldn’t be until 2014 that we would get Black Barrel in the UK.  That was a bit of a blow I can tell you and it was only thanks to our rum-buddy Mike at that we’ve managed to survive so long…

Abelha Organic Silver Cachaça Achieves Listing in Marks and Spencer

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Abelha Organic Silver Cachaça

Caipirinha Time!  

Love it or loath it – the summer’s big news is the Football World Cap in Brazil, starting next week on the 12th June.  We’ve been predicting for ages that every pub, bar and drinking hole will be offering a cachaça based drink – namely Brazil’s national drink: the Caipirinha (pronounced ‘cay-per-reen-yah’ – well close enough to get by anyway).  Some will be awful, some will be wonderful, but in reality – it’s the simplest of serves.  

Appleton Estate Rum Search for New UK Brand Ambassador

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Appleton Estate Rum

Lonely Hearts: World Famous Jamaican Rum Brand Seeks UK Ambassador For Rummy Fun…  

Joking aside – this is too good a job opportunity to not share spread the rum love:  
Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum is delighted to announce that they have begun the search for a new, London-based brand ambassador for the UK. The position is one of the most coveted in the spirits industry, working with some of the finest rums in the world.  Applicants must be passionate and enthusiastic about rum with strong cocktail and bartending knowledge, excellent trade relationships and the ambition to succeed within a competitive role.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading brand steeped in heritage and tradition.
The role will be national, but the Ambassador will probably have to visit Jamaica as well!

Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaica Rum Gets Luxury Repack

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Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaica Rum


The packaging of Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaica Rum, something of a luxury offering in the world of Rum, has now been upgraded to include a metal canister (previously a cardboard tube) as part of the overall presentation.  I mention it now, as you may be stuck for ideas when it comes to ideas for Father’s Day presents and assuming your budget will allow, you could do much worse than can consider a bottle for your dear old Dad!

Talking Rum and Sugar with Richard Seale

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Richard Seale

Not So Sweet Talk…  

Following along from the recent article featuring Alexandre Gabriel’s viewpoint, I’m pleased to share with you the thoughts of Richard Seale on the subject.  Be under no illusion that I flinched a little when I read this the first time.  If there is chastisement to be taken, I’ll take it.  My viewpoint hasn’t changed from the previous article on the matter although I might take a moment to point out how I see the world of rum – a view borne from the perspective of someone who doesn’t actually produce rum.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s welcome Richard Seale to the mic:

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