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
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 TheFloatingRumShack.com 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?
Robert Wood: UK Central Region Winner
As Bacardi are on the hunt for the ultimate bartenders to contest the Global Finals in 2015, we thought it would be interesting to feature some of the winning cocktails and the inspiration behind them here on TheFloatingRumShack.com. We are starting with Robert Wood’s cocktail: Cubanisima, as he won the UK Central Region heat.
It’s Friday… It’s Cocktail Time!
Our friends at Chairman’s Reserve have shared a fab cocktail recipe with us which could be easily made at home if you find you are unable to visit The Drunken Monkey Dim Sum & Cocktails Bar near Liverpool Street in London to get one made for you!
Birthday Mai Tai’s…
The Trader Vic’s chain of restaurants and bars has been around for 80 long years and that’s a really long time to be bringing the tiki love to the masses. To mark the happy occasion, celebratory events have been lined up (details to follow) and a series of short films produced to detail some of the key cocktails that Trader Vic’s serve and some other rummy favourites!
Rum For Breakfast?
Friday 29th – 31st August 2014
Our friends at Sailor Jerry recently told us that they will be (and I quote) “bringing its bold-as-hell spiced rum and good vibes to the pleasure grounds of Larmer Tree Gardens in Salisbury, for no-frills art and music festival, End of The Road.” Nothing unusual there of course – Sailor Jerry are often supporting music festivals. My attention was caught by one of the serves they are presenting.
Check out the details and see if you aren’t just the little bit curious too…
A Reason To Celebrate!
It’s Friday – that’s enough reason to celebrate for sure, but Notting Hill Carnival is also just around the corner, and thoughts of rum punch spring to mind. Our friends at Wray & Nephew came up with a fab cocktail called Independence Punch that you can make at home and enjoy in the sun!
Check it out…
It’s Something For The Traveller…
HEADLINE: “BACARDÍ announces the launch of BACARDÍ® GRAN RESERVA MAESTRO DE RON, a super-premium white sipping rum, exclusively in Global Travel Retail”
Unfortunately, without a reason to fly somewhere, it seemed like the scope for us tasting it first hand was pretty much zilch. Fortunately, the opportunity to speak to Marc Plumridge, the Global Brand Ambassador for Bacardi Global Travel Retail presented itself along with a glass or two of the rum in question.
So, just what do Bacardi think a super-premium white sipping rum is?
Like Comics? Like Rum? Then Read On…
The creative team at Bacardi raise the 'cool' stakes yet further with their latest project, a graphic novel ‘The Spirit of Bacardi’ that fits seamlessly in with their worldwide Untameable campaign. Check out the details and find out you can download your copy right here.
The Second Coming…
Berry Bros & Rudd unveil the second release of Penny Blue XO and I’ll admit that whilst the first release was not in any way at all a bad product, it just wasn’t super exciting. Safe? Yes. Easy sipping? Yes. Memorable? Well…
So can Batch #002 live up to the promises of Batch #001?
- El Dorado Rum and Cigar Pairing
- Sailor Jerry South Seas Cocktail
- Sailor Jerry UK Bartender Appreciation Day
- Haitian Rum Festival Preview
- Let’s Enjoy Painkillers at the Beach This Summer
- Pussers Painkiller Cocktail
- Pussers Grog Cocktail
- Ferrand Release Stiggins Fancy: a Pineapple Flavoured Rum
- The Duppy Share Rum
- The Real McCoy Rum lands on British shores