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Golden Demerara Swizzle – Cocktail of the Week

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Golden Demerara Swizzle

Swizzle It Baby!  

This week it seems fitting that we feature a cocktail containing El Dorado rum, as the sad news was confirmed that Stefanie Holt has left her position as the Global Brand Ambassador in order to pursue an exciting new position. We like to think of it as the official serve of the week long leaving drinks party!
 
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Emperor Size Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

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Emperor sized Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

“A Large One?”  

Last week the rum social media channels lit up with the release of ‘Emperor’, the brand new three-litre size bottle of Jamaica’s ubiquitous Overproof rum, Wray & Nephew. Writing this article and holding off adding a few jokes around the theme of ‘large’ has proved to be a challenge… But it's news that just had to be shared.
 
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Daiquiri – Cocktail of the Week

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The Daiquiri

Sublime…  

I can’t recall the first daiquiri I ever had. I can recall more than a few lousy ones though. The daiquiri remains an enigma wrapped up in three ingredients… Rum, lime and sugar… It really should be so easy right…
 
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Glorious Revolution White Rum

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Glorious Revolution White Rum

Made In Britain!  

Or…

What To Get The Rummy Who Thinks They Have Everything!

There is a clear, unaged, pot still rum with big, bold flavours called Glorious Revolution which launched a few months ago at RumFest. It revels in everything that the market leading rum is not… And it’s English! Hurrah!
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Trader Vics Grog – Cocktail of the Week

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Trader Vic's Grog

An Uncomplicated Favourite…  

2015’s Cocktail of the Week feature is my opportunity to share some serves that make me happy, or bring back happy memories or are technically brilliant (or whatever)… This week’s one is very simple, I first encountered in when I purchased Beachbum Berry’s Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks and it’s become a firm favourite despite its simplicity.
 
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Diplomático World Tournament 2015

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It’s not just about winning… 

…It’s also all about the Beach!  

Are you thinking about entering the Diplomático Rum World Tournament cocktail competition? Not sure if you’re going to do it? Let me share a few things with you that might just help sway you in the right direction.
 
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Limited Edition Single Cask Clément Rhums

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Limited Edition Single Cask Clément Rhum

Something Special For 2015!  

Recently we visited the Amathus Drinks Soho shop to taste the recently released Rhum JM Cuvée 1845 (and were not all at all disappointed in that regard). Whilst we were there Emilie (the Brand Champion for Clément and Rhum JM) introduced us to two rather special Single Cask expressions, namely the Vanille Intense and 100% Canne Bleue Trés Vieux Rhum Agricoles. 
 
And yes, they were both lovely… 
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Bam Bam Ron Abuelo Raspo Cocktail Competition

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Bam Bam

Bam Bam!  

The New Year brings a new challenge: the goal is to feature a cocktail a week and I wanted to start with a fab serve that recently won the UK Ron Abuelo Raspao Cocktail bartenders competition. In order to enter, the competitors had to make use of a traditional Panamanian Raspao; a tool used by street vendors to shave ice for use in drinks. A simple premise perhaps, but the competition revealed all manner of imagination in the serves.
 
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Creating A Rum Legacy

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

A Sense of Family…  

‘Family’… It's a much-used marketing term these days with Bacardi, but the other day when Metinee (May) Kongsrivilai confirmed her promotion to UK Bacardi Brand Ambassador* the realities became so much more apparent. 
 
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A Look Back At The UK RumFest 2014

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The UK RumFest

All Change!  

A few months may have past since the show, but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to pass comment on the last UK RumFest. We wrote previously that 2014 was going to see some changes and in some corners of the rum social media, there was some fairly vociferous comment about the increased costs and statements of betrayal.
 

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