RumShack Rum Feed The Floating Rum Shack Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:55:27 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb 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!
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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…
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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…
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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?
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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
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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Let’s Enjoy Painkillers at the Beach This Summer

Camden Beach That Is…  

We are very happy to report that Pusser’s Rum sponsoring The Beach at Camden’s Roundhouse this summer, meaning there are more opportunities for rum fans to get their Painkiller on in the sunshine!
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Pussers Painkiller Cocktail

Black Tot Day Essentials (Part 2)  

Continuing the preparations for Black Tot Day, we’ve featured the Pusser’s Grog and now it’s time to feature the infamous Painkiller, a personal favourite of
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Pussers Grog Cocktail

Black Tot Day Essentials (Part 1)  

With Black Tot Day coming up on the horizon, we thought it might be a good idea to publish a couple of the serves that Pusser’s generally have at their events – both very easy to make and taste wonderful!
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Ferrand Release Stiggins Fancy: a Pineapple Flavoured Rum

Historical Tales of Flavoured Rum…  

FIRST USA TASTING: Tales of the Cocktail, Plantation Tasting Room: Sat, July 19, Bonnet Carre Room, Hotel Monteleone.
Press Release: In nineteenth-century England, a country that knew its spirits, one of the most prized was a thing called “pineapple rum,” a sipping spirit par excellence. Unfortunately, like many good things from the past, it eventually fell out of use and over the years its memory has faded - unless, of course, you’re a reader of Charles Dickens’ immortal Pickwick Papers, in which it features prominently as the favoured drink of the esteemed Reverend Stiggins. 
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The Duppy Share Rum

Just what is the Duppies Share?  

a) The Duppy Share is a blend of golden cask-aged rums from the islands of Jamaica and Barbados.

b) It is said that in the dead of night, when the distillers’ backs are turned, the dark duppy spirits journey between islands stealing a share of the rum left ageing in old oak barrels.  Spirit masters, and skilled in the fine art of blending, the duppies take only the best.

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