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Home Made Spiced Rum

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Home Made Spiced Rum

Add a Seasonal Slant to Your Favourite Rum?  

There are some great spiced rum’s out there and we’ve got quite a few different expressions in the collection, but why is it that I don’t really drink a lot of spiced rum?  Most spiced rums are so strongly flavoured that you can’t really taste the rum anyway, which really defeats the object for me.  We really like rum and we like to taste the rum.  When we drink a cocktail made with rum, we look to ensure that the character of the rum comes though.  
 
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Harewood House Auction and the Rum Ambassador

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Harewood House Rum Auction

That’s Some Seriously Old Rum…  

Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, has further expanded his portfolio by acquiring two of the world's oldest bottles of rum. Taking place a few days ago at London's famous auction house Christie's, Ian became the proud owner of these exceptionally rare antiquities that were discovered at Harewood House in 2011, hidden amongst the dust and cobwebs deep within the cellar. 
 
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2014: A Year Of Rum Festivals

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2014 Global Rum Festivals

Rummy Travels...  

The balance between holiday allocation at work, an appropriate travel budget and the dream destination is something we’ve been wrestling with at TheFloatingRumShack.com for years. But I think that having some information is a good starting point and so by collating a list of events we know (for sure) are going ahead really helps the process.  We will be looking to add others as we get confirmation of dates and locations.  The list isn’t restricted to rum – cocktails and other spirit events included where appropriate.
 
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Rhum Fest Paris 2014

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Rhum Fest Paris 2014

Paris in the Spring, (Rum) Love is in the air…  

6th & 7th April 2014
 
The 2014 Rhum Fest in Paris promises to be a beautifully staged event. Set in the Parc Floral de Paris, I get the impression that the event will aim to ‘virtually’ transport the visitor to the verdant and lush surrounding of a sugarcane plantation in the tropics. 
 
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Rum Experience University Returns For 2014

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Rum Experience University

Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell Announces the Second Rum Experience University 

7th - 11th September 2014. Andalusia, Spain
 
We are really pleased to hear that 2014 marks the return of one of the best opportunities to study rum we know.  If you caught any of the social media from last September’s inaugural Rum Experience University, or if you read our review of the week’s rummy education in the gorgeous sunshine of Salobreña in Spain then I hope you’ll feel inspired to take the plunge and book yourself on the course. 
 

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