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. 

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Morning Glory Cocktail

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Sailor Jerry Morning Glory

An Eye Opener...  

A little while back we mentioned that Sailor Jerry were featuring some cool new serves at the End of The Road festival this weekend. The one that caught my eye was a twist on a Bloody Mary and so a little gentle enquiry turned up the recipe which we are pleased to share with you all.

Boutique RumFest 2014 Preview

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The London RumFest

The Best Possible Start To The RumFest Weekend...  

Boutique RumFest returns inviting industry experts to a very special afternoon & evening of exclusive rum tastings & talks, featuring a host of new rum distilleries and suppliers including Tres Hombres, Duppy Share and Dos Maderas
Friday 10th October, 2014, 3PM-9PM
New venue - London's Earl's Court, ILEC Conference Centre

Cocktail Kahuna Competition

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Cocktail Kahuna

The Search For a Modern Day Tiki Maestro  

When: Saturday 27th September, from 11am until the winner is crowned!
Where: The Haole Hut**, CheekyTiki, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Aloha tiki cocktail fans! CheekyTiki and are launching a competitive cocktail challenge to try to find the modern day tiki maestro; a creator of Polynesian inspired cocktails fit for Donn and Vic’s great luau in the sky. Such a maestro would be hailed champion and crowned the Cocktail Kahuna*…  It matters not if you are a time served bartender, or a home bar specialist. This is a competition for the person who loves a fabulous Polynesian inspired drink! It’s not about speed rounds or stage shows! It’s all about the libation and the serve, which should be an unashamedly tiki-tastic!
Are you worthy of the title of Cocktail Kahuna?

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