New Look Bottle For Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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Sailor Jerry

...Same Rum!  

Press Release: William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new look for its premium spiced rum, Sailor Jerry.  The new bottle design has been developed to reinforce the brand’s premium credentials, authentic heritage and personality and provide clearer standout on shelf in retail and on the back bar. 

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Luca Missaglia:  Wildcard Finalist  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, we are pleased to present Luca Missaglia (Quo Vadis, London) and his cocktail: Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Luca won a wildcard entry through to the UK Finals later this month and will be vying with the other seven finalists for a seat on the plane to Sydney where the Global Finals are being held in May 2015.

Nothing Compares to Havana and Kettners Rum Experience

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Havana Club Rum

‘Nothing Compares to Havana’  

Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ - a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only - from the 10th - 13th September and sounds like an excellent evenings entertainment to us!

A New Look For Don Q Rum

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Don Q Rum

Don Q News…  

Press Release: With its 150th Anniversary approaching, Destilería Serrallés, has refreshed its flagship brand, Don Q with a brand new look to its packaging, paying homage to its heritage with a retro look filled with character and inspiration. Drawing on its 149 years of history, the look and feel of the new package features clean classic lines and elegant graphics that go in line with the values that have guided the Serrallés family rum-making tradition for six generations.

4th German Rum Festival Berlin Preview

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4th German Rum Festival Berlin

We’ll Meet Again (Just Try Keeping Us Away!)  

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October 2014
Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin
The GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL started as one of the top-events for people with a passion for rum in Germany. Today it’s one of the most important events that celebrates the diversity of rum in Europe. This preview highlights some of this year’s key points of interest.
Our flight tickets are booked and the excitement is building. Not only is Berlin hosting a great rum festival, but it's also got an amazing bar scene as well. Several happy days ahead of us!

Caña Brava 3 Year Old Rum

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Caña Brava 3 Year Old Rum

Rum Made In Panama  

Caña Brava 3 Year Old Rum has been part of the 86 Companies quartet of spirits since 2012, initially available in the US only, I was quite pleased to see them here in the UK at the Imbibe Live show a few months back. Having sipped a little on the day and followed up by sipping a bit more since, I feel that Caña Brava offers something different to make it stand out in a tightly packed white rum sector.

FACUNDO Rum Collection Expands To California

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The Bacardi Facundo Collection

The Bacardi Collection of Four Rare Sipping Rums Debuts in Los Angeles and San Francisco This Autumn  

Interesting news on the Facundo range of rums. We picked up a set last April when we were in Miami for the Rum Renaissance Festival (any they weren’t cheap – but amazingly collectable).  Good news for California, but no sign of them heading to UK or Europe.  Check out the details…
Press Release: The FACUNDO™ Rum Collection, a limited release of four of the most exquisite, extraordinary hand-blended sipping rums, announces the Collection's release in California.  This marks the luxury brand's first expansion since successful launches in Miami and New York in 2013.  

Worlds Largest Rum Tasting Sets Up RumFest Weekend

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London Rum Festival 2014

Come And Set A World Record!  

Thursday 9th October 2014, From 5pm
London's ILEC, Earl's Court
Tickets at £10, now on sale from
Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell is inviting rum fans to become official record breakers as he bids to take the title of 'World's Largest Rum Tasting' at what is set to be the biggest rum tasting experience ever to be staged. 

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