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Brand New Look for Koko Kanu Revealed

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Koko Kanu Coconut Rum from Jamaica

Coconut Rum…  

It’s our go-to coconut rum and we think the new look rather cool. Read on to hear more about Koko Kanu’s Piña Colada Day Celebration plans and find the links to some rather cool cocktail resources that will maximise your enjoyment of the lovely new look bottle.

Elements Eight Rum Celebrates 10 Years

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Elements Eight Rum

...With A New Look!  

Not long after we started our rummy quest back in 2009, was introduced to Elements Eight Rum. I have to admit it was via the rather fun/crazy/hilarious ‘Reinvent a classic’ series of competitions at Trailer Happiness, rather than in any serious, highbrow kinda way – but we’ve been in contact ever since and so as soon as the details of the new look for E8 hit the headlines, we got in contact with Brand Owner, Carl Stephenson to get more of a feel for the thinking behind the move.

Goslings Rum Twitter Tasting

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Gosling's Rum Twitter Tasting


When: 19th July, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
It’s very eye for my eye to be caught by something new or hard to find, but one thing I’m completely guilty of is not checking back with old favourites – our latest Twitter Tasting aims to remedy that. I look back with fondness on some of the Goslings Rum Masterclasses we enjoyed and chatting with Malcolm Gosling the 7th generation of rummy Bermudian folks. We’ll be sampling the relatively new Goslings Gold Seal, Goslings Rum Black Seal and Goslings Family Reserve Rum. We’ve also got something else – but I’ll keep that to myself for now. 

Aroma Academy Training Sessions

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Aroma Academy 1 Day Foundation Courses

Aroma Academy Announce Training Courses at Imbibe Live! 

The team at Aroma Academy have lined up a set of training days to run in few weeks’ time. The perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore their own abilities and further enhance them, then it’s well worth booking a place! For all the drinks industry professionals getting along to Imbibe Live next week, you’ve a fab opportunity to investigate the kits further and if you’re keen to secure a spot, then the team will be taking bookings with a discount available to those paying at the show.

FAIRPlay During Euro 2016

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It is all about FAIRPlay during Euro 2016

A Game Of Two Halves… #FAIRPlay...   

The team at FAIR Spirits are calling on bartenders to share their creativity and give consumers in the US, UK, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan & Singapore something fun and different to look forward to during the Euro 2016 football competition.

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…  ;-)

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