RumShack Rum Feed TheFloatingRumShack.com represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:02:44 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb Havana Club Unión Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/262-havana-club-union-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/262-havana-club-union-rum

A Most Appropriate Companion…  

Havana Club have just released Unión, the first-ever rum made to perfectly match a Cuban cigar, namely the Cohiba Siglo VI. Not since the release of Selección de Maestro (a firm favourite of ours) have I been quite so excited to get a sip or two!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:37:15 +0000
Tormenta Negra – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/261-tormenta-negra-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/261-tormenta-negra-cocktail-of-the-week

Haven’t I Seen That Somewhere Before?  

Last year during the Untameable launch, we got the news that the UK would expand its portfolio to include Bacardi Black, now known as Carta Negra. It’s a dark rum, with a bolder taste profile that stands out in comparison with the others in the range. A boldly flavoured rum can stand up to an appropriately flavoursome mixer hence Bacardi’s choice for its signature serve… Ladies and Gentlemen: the Tormenta Negra!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:23:23 +0000
Aroma Academy Masterclasses http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/260-aroma-academy-masterclasses http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/260-aroma-academy-masterclasses

Unlock Your Senses!  

I think it’s fairly safe bet to assume that the people who enjoy their wines and spirits do so because of the amazing variety of taste and aromas that are present to be enjoyed. If it’s because you just want to get drunk, then you are probably A) not going want to continue with this article and B) probably not really on the right website. But for everyone else... Please read on!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:46:12 +0000
The Duppy Share Rum Spirit Social Evenings http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/259-the-duppy-share-rum-spirit-social-evenings http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/259-the-duppy-share-rum-spirit-social-evenings

Get Involved With The Duppies…  

Win a Pair of Tickets with TheFloatingRumShack.com!

The Duppy Share rum is to launch a series of six monthly pop-up bar nights showcasing the very best of London’s spirits scene. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:05:55 +0000
Cuba Libre – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/258-cuba-libre-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/258-cuba-libre-cocktail-of-the-week

“To a Free Cuba!”  

What with the Bacardi repackaging news and all the conversation I’ve been having with rum-friends about Bacardi Gold – or Carta Oro as we are now calling it – made me want to feature it and the one serve that I’ve had my fair share of over the years. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Cuba Libre! 
 
Warning… If the notion of rum and coke served together offends, please go no further, to everyone else – read on!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:20:49 +0000
Mojito – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/257-mojito-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/257-mojito-cocktail-of-the-week

“My Mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio…”   

The mojito… Rum, sugar, lime and mint… It’s certainly got to be one of the most popular rum cocktails of all time and Ernest Hemingway is famously quoted confirming where he preferred his to be served. It’s a really simple serve, well within the reach of all skill sets and we’ve got some great tips from the experts to help you out a little.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:56:06 +0000
Bacardi Rum Gets A Brand New Look http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/256-bacardi-rum-gets-a-brand-new-look http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/256-bacardi-rum-gets-a-brand-new-look

Same Rum, Stylish New Look…  

Feb 4th… Bacardi Founders day… Seems appropriate to announce something big… “BACARDÍ rum has announced the first packaging update to the world’s number one selling rum in more than a decade” and in true Bacardi style, it seems no expense has been spared in both development and telling the story – as befits the world’s bestselling rum.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:17:04 +0000
Two Dons - Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/255-two-dons-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/255-two-dons-cocktail-of-the-week

A Tale of Two Dons…  

A Tuesday evening visit to The Treehouse, Beaconsfield is normally a chance to catch up, enjoy a drink… This time, Bar Manager Matthew Hastings made me his “Two Don’s” cocktail – a serve he’s entered into the Diplomático World Tournament cocktail competition – and whilst I can’t tell you if it’s going to win the comp or not, I can tell you it’s ticking all my boxes right now. Matthew was happy to share, so… Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new Cocktail of the Week!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:05:07 +0000
Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/254-rum-school-at-sugar-cane-bar http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/254-rum-school-at-sugar-cane-bar

Drinking and Learning...  

Where: Sugar Cane Bar
247 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JW
When: 10th February 2015
Time: 7.00pm
Running every second Tuesday of the month
Cost: Free!
 
Aimed at the complete beginner, with no prior spirits knowledge required, Rum School at Sugar Cane Bar is a series of events that will look to enlighten the attendee to the diverse and tasty spirit category of rum. Fear not – just because the word ‘School’ features, there are no exams or homework – not unless you count sipping some fine rums outside of ‘class’ hours that is…
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:11:00 +0000
Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/253-thinking-drinkers-guide-to-the-legends-of-liquor http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/253-thinking-drinkers-guide-to-the-legends-of-liquor

...Everybody Needs Some Liquor To Love!  

If you are the sort of person that enjoys such trivia as the frankly staggering amount of booze that Andre the Giant could consume or the cultural and religious connections that the Mexican Goddess Mayahuel had with alcohol then there is a very good chance that the Thinking Drinkers show really will be the perfect entertainment for you. It certainly made for a great nights entertainment for us the other night.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:03:24 +0000
Golden Demerara Swizzle – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/252-golden-demerara-swizzle-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/252-golden-demerara-swizzle-cocktail-of-the-week

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:08:37 +0000
Emperor Size Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/251-emperor-size-wray-nephew-white-overproof-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/251-emperor-size-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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:15:22 +0000
Daiquiri – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/250-daiquiri-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/250-daiquiri-cocktail-of-the-week

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:51:28 +0000
Glorious Revolution White Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/249-glorious-revolution-white-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/249-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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:17:02 +0000
New Look Bottle For Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Part 2 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/248-new-look-bottle-for-sailor-jerry-spiced-rum-part-2 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/248-new-look-bottle-for-sailor-jerry-spiced-rum-part-2

…Less Glass  

One of our Christmas presents was a bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and given it was of the new design (as recently unveiled a few months ago), it provided the ideal opportunity to compare side by side. Having an Engineering background and specifically a mould making and production edge, I just couldn’t help myself… (sorry)
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:11:30 +0000
Trader Vics Grog – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/247-trader-vics-grog-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/247-trader-vics-grog-cocktail-of-the-week

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:34:22 +0000
Diplomático World Tournament 2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/246-diplomatico-world-tournament-2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/246-diplomatico-world-tournament-2015

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:51:50 +0000
Limited Edition Single Cask Clément Rhums http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/245-limited-edition-single-cask-clement-rhums http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/245-limited-edition-single-cask-clement-rhums

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:34:04 +0000
Bam Bam Ron Abuelo Raspo Cocktail Competition http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/244-bam-bam-ron-abuelo-raspo-cocktail-competition http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/244-bam-bam-ron-abuelo-raspo-cocktail-competition

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:38:10 +0000
Creating A Rum Legacy http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/243-creating-a-rum-legacy http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/243-creating-a-rum-legacy

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:11:42 +0000
A Look Back At The UK RumFest 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/242-a-look-back-at-the-uk-rumfest-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/242-a-look-back-at-the-uk-rumfest-2014

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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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:51 +0000