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Abelha Organic Cachaça Announces Winner of Limited Edition Label

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Abelha Organic Cachaça Limited Edition Label

…And The Winner Is?  

Brazilian designer and illustrator, Daniel Vincent Gomes, has won Abelha Organic Cachaça’s international competition to design a limited edition label for its Silver Cachaça!  Daniel’s design will go onto an initial run of 600 bottles of Abelha Organic Cachaça – Silver which will be available from August.
The label will be officially unveiled at a celebration at Barrio Shoreditch on Tuesday 28th June where Daniel’s artwork and bottle, along with the works of another nine international artists who also entered the competition, will be exhibited.

All Aboard The Appleton Estate Rum Bus

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Appleton Estate Rum Bus

…For An Authentic Taste Of Jamaica  

We are a little late in reporting this, but the Appleton Estate Rum Bus is gearing up for its eight-date UK tour of Foodies Festival events, kicking off last week in London’s Syon Park, 28-30 May (sorry) and culminating in Oxford, 2-4 September 2016. It really is a great way to get to grips with the brand if you’ve not tried it before (incidentally what on earth have you been doing with yourself if you haven’t?).

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Now On Sale In The UK

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Appleton Estate Reserve Blend


It seems to have been one of the more drawn out releases in history, but I do appreciate it takes time to build up volumes and use up existing stock. The 8-Year-Old was a particular fav and I’ve never before felt the urge to rush and buy a couple of cases for old time sakes, but I did this time. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom…

Cuban Crowned Champion At 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix

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11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Finals

The Home Team Takes The Top Spot!  

Congratulations to Amaury Cepeda on winning the recent Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix in Havana, Cuba. We didn’t see how the competition played out – but from the specification of the winning serve, which seems to be simple and sounds delicious – it looks well deserved. Now if only we can find out where we can get sour orange and fresh cane juice from…  ;-)

Rum Showcase at The Larder House

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Rum Showcase at The Larder House

A World of Rum!  

When: 17th & 18th June 2016
7.30pm to midnight
Where: The Larder House
4 Southbourne Grove
Cost: £60 per ticket
For Event Details Click Here
The Larder House (one of our fav local hotspots) has developed a reputation for throwing a party on a grand scale. James and team often go all out to make an experience truly memorable and have previously tackled the categories of gin and whisky (part of which involved flooding a section of the restaurant to create a Japanese water garden). This time – and perhaps because of influence – it’s going to be all about the world of rum. Yeap – the whole world of rum – tackled across five stages – in one evening! *

Global Finals of the Rhum Clément Ti-Punch Cup

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Dirk Hany, Rhum Clément Ti'Punch Cup Winner 2016

“I say Rhum, you say Clément!”  

A short while ago, seventeen bartenders and all the associated brand teams, journalists and a few rhum enthusiasts from ten countries came together on the beautiful country of Martinique – a real jewel of the eastern Caribbean – to contest the Global Finals of the Rhum Clément Ti’Punch Cup! And I have to tell you that was super excited to be a part of what proved to be an amazing trip.

The Hukilau 15th Anniversary Celebration June 8-12th 2016

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The Hukilau

A Tiki Celebration!  

The Hukilau will celebrate its 15th anniversary in June with a historic celebration of Tiki culture and the 60th anniversary of The Mai-Kai, joined by a very special guest artist. Shag, aka Josh Agle, will provide his artistic talents and also participate in several special events at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel. Co-founder/organizer Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White promises "a celebration of epic proportions" during the June 8-12 festivities. 

RumBoat Retreat A Top Location To Stay In Grenada

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Rumboat Retreat

The Home of Rum In Grenada!    

The eagle-eyed reader might well notice that this website carries a link for the Rumboat Retreat in Grenada. This fab location is the result of the hard work of our friend Lisette who had a specific vision for a place that vacationers to Grenada could enjoy! Actively promoting all the wonderful cultural and natural places on the Spice Isle, but also rum – which is not only the spirit of Grenada but the Caribbean as well!

Yaguara Cachaça Twitter Tasting

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Yaguara Cachaça


When: 21st June, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a Twitter Tasting and as this Summer is going to be all about the Olympic Games in Brazil, we’ve been on something of a cachaça mission of late. Yaguara have kindly stepped up to the mark and agreed to share some of their secrets with us all and offer those involved a chance to taste one expression of cachaça that you’ll just not be able to get any other way.

Penny Blue Rum Launches First VSOP Release

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Penny Blue VSOP

A Coming Of Age…  

We’ve not yet sampled the new Penny Blue VSOP, but hope springs eternal and despite the release being ‘exclusively Mauritius’, I’m sure there might be a dram to be found in the UK if one searches hard enough! 

Gruppo Campari Honours Joy Spence and Eddie Russell

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Joy Spence

Two Masters… One Love!  

I just had to share this press release from Gruppo Campari, as we here at TheFloatingRumShack have so much love, on so many levels for Joy Spence. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a number of times over the years and hope that there will be many more as the ambassador role that she fulfills really is inspiring. To help put her passion into context, I thought I’d share a brief story that arose from the last time I met her.

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