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London RumFest 2014 Preview Part 2

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The UK RumFest

So Why Splash The Cash?  

Upset that the prices have gone up? Struggling for a justification of why you should spend the money? We’ve been hearing you, but let’s chat about it as there’s nowhere better for Rum fans to get their geek on here in the UK.
 
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London RumFest 2014 Preview

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The UK RumFest

One month until RumFest… Tots at the Ready, Its Rum Time!  

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014
London's ILEC - Earl's Court
 
We think all UK rum fans should rejoice as RumFest returns to the UK on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October with a fresh look and a new venue. London's ILEC Centre in Earl's Court will play host to the eighth annual event, a celebration of rum and rum culture and in particular for 2014, a look at some of the most premium blends on the market.
 
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Plantation 3 Stars Achieves Listing In Marks and Spencer

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Plantation 3 Stars Rum

3 Stars to M&S…  

Marks and Spencer have taken a very welcome decision to expand their rum selection with the inclusion of Plantation 3 Stars. This is nicely compliments the existing Ferrand expressions (Bajan Estate XO and Cana Negra Guatemalan) bringing a high quality white rum to a wider market place here in the UK. The tip off told us about pricing and availability so please read on!
 
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Young Cuban Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014

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Young Cuban Cocktail

Ally Martin:  UK Finalist, London Heat  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition finalists, we are pleased to present Ally Martin, (Peg + Patriot) and his winning entry: Young Cuban. Ally was one of two bartenders selected to move forward to the UK Finals later this month.
 
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Pusser's Tot Fund and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity

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Pusser's Tot Fund Donation

Rum & Good Deeds!  

Every bottle of Pusser's Rum carries the statement that by purchasing the bottle, you've effectively made a contribution to the Royal Navy Tot Fund. Perhaps you may not have noticed, or don’t care. Maybe you thought it was a piece of made up bullsh*t marketing! But when I recently tagged along with the Pusser's team as they travelled to Royal Navy HQ, I saw just how much Pusser’s and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) value this long established agreement.
 
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New Look Bottle For Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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Sailor Jerry

...Same Rum!  

Press Release: William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new look for its premium spiced rum, Sailor Jerry.  The new bottle design has been developed to reinforce the brand’s premium credentials, authentic heritage and personality and provide clearer standout on shelf in retail and on the back bar. 
 
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Mi Casa Es Su Casa Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Luca Missaglia:  Wildcard Finalist  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, we are pleased to present Luca Missaglia (Quo Vadis, London) and his cocktail: Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Luca won a wildcard entry through to the UK Finals later this month and will be vying with the other seven finalists for a seat on the plane to Sydney where the Global Finals are being held in May 2015.
 
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Nothing Compares to Havana and Kettners Rum Experience

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Havana Club Rum

‘Nothing Compares to Havana’  

Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ - a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only - from the 10th - 13th September and sounds like an excellent evenings entertainment to us!
 
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A New Look For Don Q Rum

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Don Q Rum

Don Q News…  

Press Release: With its 150th Anniversary approaching, Destilería Serrallés, has refreshed its flagship brand, Don Q with a brand new look to its packaging, paying homage to its heritage with a retro look filled with character and inspiration. Drawing on its 149 years of history, the look and feel of the new package features clean classic lines and elegant graphics that go in line with the values that have guided the Serrallés family rum-making tradition for six generations.
 

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