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An Eye Opener...  

A little while back we mentioned that Sailor Jerry were featuring some cool new serves at the End of The Road festival this weekend. The one that caught my eye was a twist on a Bloody Mary and so a little gentle enquiry turned up the recipe which we are pleased to share with you all.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:01:03 +0100
Boutique RumFest 2014 Preview

The Best Possible Start To The RumFest Weekend...  

Boutique RumFest returns inviting industry experts to a very special afternoon & evening of exclusive rum tastings & talks, featuring a host of new rum distilleries and suppliers including Tres Hombres, Duppy Share and Dos Maderas
Friday 10th October, 2014, 3PM-9PM
New venue - London's Earl's Court, ILEC Conference Centre
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:16 +0100
Cocktail Kahuna Competition

The Search For A New Tiki Classic Cocktail  

When: Saturday 27th September, from 11am until the winner is crowned!
Where: The Tiki Lounge at Cheeky Tiki HQ
Aloha tiki cocktail fans! Cheeky Tiki and are launching a competitive cocktail challenge to try to find the modern day tiki maestro; a creator of Polynesian inspired cocktails fit for Donn and Vic’s great luau in the sky. Such a maestro would be hailed champion and crowned the Cocktail Kahuna…  It matters not if you are a time served bartender, or a home bar specialist. This is a competition for the person who loves a fabulous Polynesian inspired drink! It’s not about speed rounds or stage shows! It’s all about the libation and the serve, which should be an unashamedly tiki-tastic!
Are you worthy of the title of Cocktail Kahuna?
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:16:23 +0100
Cubanisima Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014

Robert Wood: UK Central Region Winner  

As Bacardi are on the hunt for the ultimate bartenders to contest the Global Finals in 2015, we thought it would be interesting to feature some of the winning cocktails and the inspiration behind them here on  We are starting with Robert Wood’s cocktail: Cubanisima, as he won the UK Central Region heat.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:20:50 +0100
Chairmans Tea Cocktail Chairmans Reserve Spiced

It’s Friday… It’s Cocktail Time!  

Our friends at Chairman’s Reserve have shared a fab cocktail recipe with us which could be easily made at home if you find you are unable to visit The Drunken Monkey Dim Sum & Cocktails Bar near Liverpool Street in London to get one made for you!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0100
Celebrating 80 Years of Rum & Tiki At Trader Vics

Birthday Mai Tai’s…  

The Trader Vic’s chain of restaurants and bars has been around for 80 long years and that’s a really long time to be bringing the tiki love to the masses.  To mark the happy occasion, celebratory events have been lined up (details to follow) and a series of short films produced to detail some of the key cocktails that Trader Vic’s serve and some other rummy favourites!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:19:13 +0100
Sailor Jerry Rum at the End of The Road festival 2014

Rum For Breakfast?  

Friday 29th – 31st August 2014
Our friends at Sailor Jerry recently told us that they will be (and I quote) “bringing its bold-as-hell spiced rum and good vibes to the pleasure grounds of Larmer Tree Gardens in Salisbury, for no-frills art and music festival, End of The Road.”  Nothing unusual there of course – Sailor Jerry are often supporting music festivals. My attention was caught by one of the serves they are presenting.
Check out the details and see if you aren’t just the little bit curious too…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:32 +0100
Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum Independence Punch

A Reason To Celebrate!  

It’s Friday – that’s enough reason to celebrate for sure, but Notting Hill Carnival is also just around the corner, and thoughts of rum punch spring to mind.  Our friends at Wray & Nephew came up with a fab cocktail called Independence Punch that you can make at home and enjoy in the sun!
Check it out…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:25:25 +0100
Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron

It’s Something For The Traveller…  

HEADLINE: “BACARDÍ announces the launch of BACARDÍ® GRAN RESERVA MAESTRO DE RON, a super-premium white sipping rum, exclusively in Global Travel Retail”
Unfortunately, without a reason to fly somewhere, it seemed like the scope for us tasting it first hand was pretty much zilch.  Fortunately, the opportunity to speak to Marc Plumridge, the Global Brand Ambassador for Bacardi Global Travel Retail presented itself along with a glass or two of the rum in question.
So, just what do Bacardi think a super-premium white sipping rum is?
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:26:02 +0100
Wray & Nephew Brings A Taste Of Carnival To Brixton

Notting Hill Carnival 2014  

The Prince of Wales
467 - 469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH
Saturday 23rd August, 2014
Doors open 2pm – 3am 
Early Bird and group discount tickets available from Ticketweb for £5
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0100
The Spirit of Bacardi Graphic Novel

Like Comics? Like Rum? Then Read On…  

The creative team at Bacardi raise the 'cool' stakes yet further with their latest project, a graphic novel ‘The Spirit of Bacardi’ that fits seamlessly in with their worldwide Untameable campaign.  Check out the details and find out you can download your copy right here.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:39:22 +0100
Penny Blue XO Rum Batch 002

The Second Coming…  

Berry Bros & Rudd unveil the second release of Penny Blue XO and I’ll admit that whilst the first release was not in any way at all a bad product, it just wasn’t super exciting.  Safe?  Yes.   Easy sipping?  Yes.  Memorable? Well…  
So can Batch #002 live up to the promises of Batch #001?
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:21:33 +0100
El Dorado Rum and Cigar Pairing

…At On the Roof with Q - Monday 18th August 6-8pm  

Rum news worth sharing:
On the Roof with Q is teaming up with El Dorado Rum and JJ Fox Cigars to host a Rum and Cigar tasting evening on the Roof of Selfridges.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:20:42 +0100
Sailor Jerry South Seas Cocktail

A Summer Thirst Quencher!  

We’ve not featured a Friday cocktail for a while, so what with it being all hot sunny, us feeling a little bit lazy (and having the Sailor Jerry Bartender Appreciation Day article fresh in our minds), we’d ask our friends at SJ for a serving suggestion.  They came back with the ridiculously simple South Seas cocktail! And what a winner it is!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:46:21 +0100
Sailor Jerry UK Bartender Appreciation Day

Who Will Be The UK’s Favourite Bartender?  

Sailor Jerry Launches a UK Initiative to Get Bartenders a Day off and Find the ‘Nation’s Favourite Bartender’.  We’ve been told that the Sailor Jerry team spoke to 1,000 drinkers and bartenders across the UK and that the results are amazing!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:14:20 +0100
Haitian Rum Festival Preview

14th to 17th November 2014  

The first Haitian Rum Festival will be held in Port-au-Prince from 14 to 17 November 2014.  The events team (J'Organise) are looking to welcome rum fans from all over the world, both amateur and professional alike for what promises to be not only a wonderful showcase for rum, but an opportunity for Haiti to show off the islands crafts and creativity as well.  All being well, will be there and I can tell you we are pretty excited about the prospect.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:28:22 +0100