Penny Blue XO Rum Batch 004

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Penny Blue XO Batch #0004

The Penny Drops!  

I was recently reminded I’d not posted about Penny Blue XO Batch #0004 which was released last July when I received notice of the Single Cask that’s just been released! More about the Single Cask in the next article, but for now it’s worth catching up on batch 4 and sharing some of the very interesting Q&A that came out of the official launch at Milroy’s.

Family Tie Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2015

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Family Tie - Peter Nguyen of China Tang

‘Family Tie’ Peter Nguyen [China Tang]

When Chris Moore revealed his top tips for Legacy success, a key part of it was the notion of choosing a theme that was close to you – something tangible, something real. Take it, make it work with not just the serve, but the whole concept. Looking for a solid connection with Bacardi will then give you a strong chance of success and in this case, there’s nothing more resonant than the notion of ‘family’.
Peter Nguyen takes this and makes it his own as we continue our look at this year’s UK Semi-Finalists.

The Knot Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2016

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The Knot by Santiago Michelis

‘The Knot’ Santiago Michelis [Happiness Forgets]  

The Bacardi Legacy UK Semi-Finals are soon to be upon us, and around about this time, I like to feature the details of the serves that have made the final eight – mostly because I love to share the passion and creativity that the best bartenders seem to have in abundance, but also because I hope that it might inspire others to get creative with rum!
To start the series, we have ‘The Knot’, by Santiago Michelis.

It’s Halloween at The Bar – Cocktail of the Week

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Zombie Pirate at

Scarily Simple Cocktails To Make At Home!  

Our friends at recently shared a link to a collection of Halloween themed simple serves and cocktails with us. Now brace yourself for this… Not all of the spirit bases on the website are rum, but that’s OK, right? I mean there are other choices in the world – as crazy as that might seem. Anyway, the serves fit right in with our drive to encourage people to experiment and enjoy rum (and other spirits) in different ways and so we wanted to share the resource with you.

Lambs Cellar Selection Limited Edition Rum

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Lamb's Limited Edition 'Cellar Collection' Single Cask Rum

Unground Rum…  

To kick off London’s first Rum Week Lamb’s, Lamb’s launch a limited edition, single cask rum, in one of Alfred Lamb’s old rum stores – in this case at Voltaire – where we joined Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell as he hosted an exclusive tasting.

Pussers Rum Unveils Pickle Night Cocktail

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A Grog for Nelson

In A Pickle…  

If you read your history books, you’d be familiar with a popular Navy date called Pickle Night (more details below if you’re not). Marked by a number of navy-themed celebrations up and down the UK, this date is symbolic because on 4th November 1805, it was HMS Pickle that sailed back to Britain to take home the news of Lord Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar. In keeping with tradition, mixologist and self-confessed history buff, Nate Brown, founder of Merchant House gin and rum bar in The City, has created an exclusive new cocktail ‘A Grog for Nelson’, for this year’s celebrations. 

Botran and Co 75th Anniversary Rum

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Ron Botran Co-Create


To mark their 75th Anniversary, Ron Botran have put together something dramatically different to all the ‘regular’ box set rums that you might expect. Officially launched on the 1st October, we got an advance peak at the thinking behind the product, namely the CoCreate tagline.

RumBlender Unique Rum Blend Gift

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Rum Blender

Wingman’s Blend: The Perfect Gift!  

Our buddy Richard (a.k.a. Wingman) has been pretty good to us of late, helping us out with all kinds of things and so we wanted to get him a little 'something' by way of thanks. Having had a little experience of the Davey Jones Revenge blend loaned to us by for our recent Carnival Expo stand – we thought a personalised rum was going to tick all the boxes!

Authentic Caribbean Rum News

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Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque

WIRSPA Names Neil Morris as Global Ambassador for the ACR Marque  

This news from WIRSPA is perhaps primarily of interest to the drinks industry, but I’m running it as the footnotes on member countries and producers is well worth knowing.

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