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Bacardí Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2014 Preview

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Bacardí Legacy Global Cocktail Competition

The World’s Best Bartenders Compete in Moscow to Create the Next Bacardí Legacy Cocktail…

…And the good news (for me is) that I’ll be along for the ride to see the action unfurling first hand as it were.  Yes Moscow beckons and it’s all pretty damn exciting.  
 
27 of the best bartenders in the world all vying for the win: there is sure to be all manner of drama, pathos (probably), tears before bedtime (almost certainly) and a whole load of rum.  
 
And if you listen carefully the cries of “Ochhoooooo!”* can clearly be heard across the social media streams as bartenders and brand ambassadors alike toast the moment with measures of Bacardi 8 Year Old rum.
 
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Plantation St Lucia 2003 Vintage

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Plantation St Lucia 2003 Vintage

A Work of Friendship  

When we met Alexandre Gabriel of Cognac Ferrand at the recent Paris Rhum Festival he was found to be clutching a bottle of rum (which is hardly unusual) marked only with a handwritten label bearing the words ‘Plantation Saint Lucia 2013 Barrel Sample’, noting also a signature, the date and a contents ABV of 43%.  Alexandre was particularly keen for us to taste this and to tell us a little about the story behind it as it was the product of a great friendship between two men with a passion for rum.
 
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Plantation Rum Cigar Gift Box

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Plantation Rum Cigar Gift Box

It’s Not Just For Daddy!

Conceived as a Father’s Day present, the new Plantation Rum Selection Box is beautifully presented and designed to look like a Cigar Box.  It’s a gift that we’d certainly want for ourselves irrespective of the desires of the male parent in question.  Perfect as a gift for a cigar smoker, the inside detail of the lid makes a recommendation for an accompanying smoke to enjoy while you sip your rum.
 
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Rhum Fest Paris 2014 Review

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Rhum Fest Paris 2014

“We'll always have Paris!”  

Perhaps that should read “We’ll always have agricole!”, as the recent Paris Rhum Fest was an agricole lovers delight!  Unsurprising really, what with the blindingly obvious connection to the overseas departments of France in Guadeloupe and Martinique: the agricole centre of the universe!
 
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Rum Conversations with Ian Williams and Appleton

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Rum: A Social and Sociable History by Ian Williams

Calling all Rums lovers...  

This Tuesday 29th April, Made in the Shade will be hosting a special talk with renowned author Ian Williams of Rum: A Social and Sociable History.  This is a great opportunity to explore the history of rum and share some of the anecdotes and stories that surround this fascinating category.  Appleton Estate Rum cocktails will be served on the evening.  Just turn up with your smile, take a seat and let Ian tell you his rum experiences.
 
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BACARDI ORBIT: Truly Space Aged

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Bacardi Orbit

A Giant Step For Rum Kind!  

Our journalistic digging around for leads following the leaked NASA document we ran the other day has prompted a formal release and it’s blown our (tiny) minds!  Check this out:
 
Today BACARDI® -- the world's favourite and best-selling premium rum -- announces the launch of BACARDI® ORBIT™, the most noteworthy product introduction from BACARDI since the brand's inception in 1862.  Following its 150th anniversary, the introduction of BACARDI ORBIT reaffirms the brand's progressive mentality on rum production with expressions now across all rum segments -- traditional, flavoured, spiced and space aged.
 

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