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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:10

Celebrate the Summer 

The PUMA YARDOur friends at Appleton Estate UK have been sharing some news with us about some awesome summer fun to be had – Jamaican style – at The PUMA YARD.  It’s got to be one of the most amazing sounding places to catch some Olympics action and of course enjoy a drop of the real taste of Jamaica: Appleton Rum!

The PUMA YARD will be bringing an authentic taste of Jamaica to London to support the Jamaican team and celebrate Jamaica’s 50 Years of Independence.  Supported by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, the event will be open to the general public and set in The Boiler House on London’s Brick Lane.  Offering live music, DJs and club nights to authentic Jamaican cuisine food stalls and of course, a selection of classic rum punches and cocktails created with the exceptional Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum range.

Choose to soak up the Jamaican atmosphere on the rooftop deck bar, the Kingston-cool lounge, the Beach Bar or the PUMA Social Club, just be sure to savour the golden rum of your choice from Appleton Estate V/X through to the aged expressions of Appleton Estate 8 Year Old and Appleton Estate 12 Year Old, hand blended to ensure the hallmark orange peel aroma of Jamaica Golden Rum.

In the true spirit of the Games, you can keep up to speed with live coverage transmitted on giant screens, take part in sporting events for aspiring athletes and After Hours Athletes alike or even see how you fair against the record setting 9.58 seconds of the World’s Fastest Man with the PUMA Speed Test.

PUMA YARD doors open each day at 12:00 noon for the afternoon session and at 19:00 each evening for the evening session.  Admission is free but advance ticketing is required.  To get in on the action, fans must visit www.puma.com/yard and register for access.


One particular element of fun to be had is the Cool Rummings event.  It’s listed as “a cocktail competition for the afterhour’s athlete!”

Cool Rummings is the ultimate team mixology challenge and invites you to prove your creative skills and speed behind the bar at the PUMA YARD to win a trip to Jamaica for 4!

Your team of four people have to create the ultimate Rum Punch recipe and film yourselves mixing it, relay-style in under 37.1 seconds.  Speed isn’t everything though; the judges are looking for super tasty, quirky, comical and theatrical videos as well.

The 10 best entries will be picked and posted to the COOL RUMMINGS Facebook page and two teams, decided by public vote - will go through to battle it out in a live final at PUMA YARD on 10th August.


The Prize:

A trip to Jamaica - 3 nights at Sunset Beach and 4 nights at Sunset Jamaica for 4 people, all-inclusive accommodation - courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board & Sunset Resorts
Flights from London to Montego Bay courtesy of Virgin Atlantic
A VIP trip to the Appleton Estate, tour & lunch at the distillery

How to Enter & the Rules...

Get your mates and form a team of 4 people
Name your team
Design the ultimate Rum Punch sharing cocktail – big enough to serve 4
Make a VIDEO of your team mixing your drink in under 37.1 seconds.

Your Entry Must:

Contain Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum
Be a sharing cocktail to serve 4
Be made within 37.1 seconds, relay-style, using all 4 team members – how, is up to you!
Please note that all team members & applicants must be over the age of 18

To enter the competition – enter your details at the Sweet&Chilli Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/SweetandChilli/app_117049981714413

The Deadline for Submissions is 8pm on 31st July 2012


Best of luck! 



You can keep up to date with Appleton and Wray & Nephew in Social Media with the following links:

Appleton Estate Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/appletonestaterumuk

Appleton Estate Twitter: http://twitter.com/AppletonRumUK

Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WrayAndNephewOverproofRumUK



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