RumShack Rum Feed represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:32:00 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition returns for seventh year

Can You Continue the BACARDÍ Legacy?  

The BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition, now returning for its 7th Year is inviting bartenders from around the world to enter. The increasingly popular competition attracts some of the world’s most talented bartenders as they compete to create a cocktail that will stand the test of time. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:14:12 +0100
The Ride Sailor Jerry Hits The Road

…In Search of the Ultimate Road Trip in the UK  

Sailor Jerry fans take note! Kicking off in London on 22nd August, Sailor Jerry will be hitting the road for two weeks of bad-ass bikes, smokin’ wood-fired BBQ’s, sunsets and live music. They will be setting off on a courageous journey of balls-to-the-wall riding, scenic pit stops and the odd Sailor Jerry throw down, finishing up at Grillstock Festival on 6th September. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:40:14 +0100
Appleton Rum From Jamaica With Love UK Campaign

Cane To Cup!  

Here in the UK, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum are close to rolling out the new look product range (which we reported back in April) and have coupled this with the ‘From Jamaica with Love’ campaign. Looks like there will be a nice tie in with Octobers Rum Week (the prelude to the London RumFest, so that’s something to look forward to as well!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:04:16 +0100
Bacardi Gran Reserva Rum Range Leads New Strategy

Take A Ticket And Join The Queue…  

From a company that seemingly didn’t do anything new for years, to a company that has a new product press release virtually on a weekly basis… Bacardi sure have moved on. I almost let this one pass by but I’ve decided to share this press release, not because it’s teaching us anything new – but because it does feel like it represents a new company way of thinking and that’s worth noting, if only to see how it plays out over time.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:47:08 +0100
Foursquare Rum Twitter Tasting

Let's Talk About Bajan Rum...  

When: 18th August 2015
at 7pm (UK time)
Hashtag: DoorlysTT
Hot on the heels of our recent Pusser’s Twitter Tasting, we are super excited to be bringing you the news that one of the world’s best-known rum makers, Richard Seale of Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, will be joining us for an exclusive Twitter Tasting of some of his very best rums. Richard is well known for his honest and passionate views on rum and we hope and expect his conversation on the night will be no less forthright.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:02:40 +0100
Carnival Expo 2015

Carnival and Rum…

Date: 8th / 9th August 2015
Time: See event Schedule
Venue: The Kia Oval
Kennington, London SE11 5SS
This year, the first ever Carnival Expo launches as a prelude to Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street carnival event. If you’ve a mind to play mas, or want to find out more – this is the event for you. We’ve a stand at the show, so we can share some rum love and education through some tutored tastings of rums both familiar and new. Come on down and say hi!
…and to help things on the ticket front, we’ve a wonderful 75% discount for you and your friends when they use our promotional code. Click here: or use code TFRS if you buy your tickets through the official website.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:39:37 +0100
Jamaica Rum Tings Summer 2015

Jamaica Rum Tings Returns This Summer  

‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ now in its third year and is looking bigger, better and bolder than before; a true celebration of Jamaican Independence. ‘Jamaica Rum Tings ’ comes to London’s legendary Big Chill House in Kings Cross for a Carnival warm up whilst wrapping up this summer’s series of events for a unique day and night takeover and we’ve four pairs of tickets (which includes 2 free drinks tokens each) to give away so you can get involved – details at the end of this article!
Jamaica Rum Tings – Carnival Warm-Up Party
Big Chill House, Kings Cross
Saturday 29th August 2015
Entry 12pm -3am
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:34:01 +0100
Pusser’s Grog – Cocktail of the Week

So Who’s For Grog?  

This year is the 45th Anniversary of the very last Royal Navy Rum Ration being issued aboard Her Majesty’s ships. It seems odd to celebrate such an event, but truth be told even back in the 1960’s the notion of a regular ration of high strength booze being issued to those in charge of day to day operations on board a vessel capable of making war (and don’t forget some vessels could actually fight a nuclear war!) was more than a little off. It might have taken a fair bit of argument through parliament, but after a couple of years finally an act of parliament was passed and on the 31st July 1970, the final rum ration was issued.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:01:55 +0100
Mount Gay Rum News

Rémy Cointreau Have the Complete Package Now  

The latest press release from Rémy Cointreau confirms that Mount Gay Distilleries have purchased the historical Mount Gay plantation to pursue the creation of luxury ‘terroir’ rum. In January 2015, Mount Gay Distilleries acquired a 134-hectare land around its distillery, in the Northern Parish of St Lucy, Barbados. 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:51:23 +0100
Black Tot Day 2015

Life’s Still a Beach…  

…at Camden Beach! Pusser’s Rum returns to Camden Beach (The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH) this coming Friday 31st July to mark the 45th Anniversary of Black Tot Day. It’s ‘Up Spirits’ from 5pm. There will be rum and masterclasses – it’s a great opportunity to try the rum and find out a little more about the history and traditions that underpin Royal Navy Rum! But if that’s a little too far away for you, then the events tab on the website might help you find the nearest to you.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:44:48 +0100
El Dorado Rum Bartender Cocktail Competition 2015

Bartenders Take Note… 

The El Dorado Demerara Rum Cocktail Competition is now open to enter! The team at Lovedrinks have shared the details with us and we wanted to pass them along to you all. The prize is a trip to Guyana where you’ll get to visit the Diamond Distillery where the award-winning range is made.  You’ll also get the chance to experience some the most natural and beautiful surroundings in Guyana including Kaiteur Falls, the world’s largest water single drop waterfall.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:32:02 +0100

The ‘New Single Malt’ Rum?

An Exclusive Launch in Travel Retail

Bacardi have been in the drinks industry news quite a lot of late. The sad news of a large number of lay-off’s due to restructuring. The decline in white rum sales meaning Drinks International ran the article “King of rum Bacardi falls to (Indian Rum) McDowell’s” (BTW I’m not yet totally convinced we are comparing apples and oranges as far as definitions of rum are concerned). Then there was the open letter to Facundo Bacardi, in which a former Bacardi President urged ‘focus’… All very negative… However in the last few days we’ve seen news stories indicating Bacardi have just purchased the Banks Rum ‘brand’ and taken full ownership of the cachaça brand: Leblon (they previously had a minority investment for a number of years).
Now this: the exclusive launch in Travel Retail of two single estate rums, given a ‘single malt’ status. Wow! What is going on?
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:52:22 +0100
Pussers Rum Twitter Tasting

Up Spirits!

When: 7pm (BST+1), 29th July 2015
Hashtag: #ItsTotTime
All rum fans will know that Black Tot Day is now only a few weeks away and to mark passing of the Royal Navy Rum Ration, we’ve got together with Pusser’s Rum to host a Twitter Tasting which will take you through the full range currently available here in the UK; Namely Pusser’s Spiced, Blue Label 40%, Gunpowder Proof 54.5% and 15 Year Old. It’s an opportunity to find out a little more about Navy Rum, put your questions to the team behind the brand and (of course) sip some very fine rum! We might even chat cocktails…
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:27:05 +0100
Piña Colada - Cocktail of the Week

Do You Like Piña Coladas?  

…and getting caught in the rain?* Scratch that – it’s really not important - but if you’re a) female and b) interested in making love at midnight – please email us on the usual address. The countdown to National Piña Colada Day - 10th July – is on. We’ve no idea whose nation is celebrating it (and probably don’t care either) as far as I’m concerned it’s always time for a Piña Colada…
*In typically English Summer style, it’s raining now… 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:36:14 +0100
Coco Lopez and El Dorado Rum Cocktail Competition

Twisted Piña Colada…  

Given we are on a countdown to National Piña Colada Day, it seems entirely appropriate to report on some of the recent fun that went down at The Liar’s Club. El Dorada Rum and Coco Lopez sponsored a Bartenders Cocktail competition, one part of which was to produce a serve featuring the rum and cream of coconut in a Hamilton Beach Blender and the other part was to offer a twist on a piña colada! Yeah – that sounds like fun right?
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:11:49 +0100
Abelha Organic Cachaça Summer Label

The Road To Rio 2016  

Abelha Cachaça are to launch a competition inviting bartenders, artists and members of the public to submit designs for a label for limited edition run of Abelha Organic Cachaça which will be launched before the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. As a part of this celebration, Abelha Organic Cachaça commissioned celebrated female urban artist Ananda Nahu, to design Abelha´s new label.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:29:32 +0100
The Painkiller - Cocktail of the Week

Happy Territory Day British Virgin Islands!*  

*As taken from the “Another 1001 Tenuous Excuses to Drink a Cocktail Ever” (Volume 2, Page 386, Paragraph 5)
Anyone you knows me will know I love a Painkiller – it’s ridiculously easy to drink, tasty, rummy and fab a reminder of days in the sun with friends! Fortunately, the 1st of July is Territory Day in the British Virgin Islands and that’s ticking sufficient boxes for me!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0100
BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament 2015 Results

...And It Was Totally Like Exercise! (Dammit)  

For the fourth year running (on Sunday 14th June) the annual UK BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament for bartenders provided the many unfit members of the London drinks scene the perfect opportunity to stretch all the muscles they didn’t know they had… Even the media team (which included me) who crashed out in the first round felt the burn… 
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:30:58 +0100
Venezuela De Ayer - Cocktail of the Week

Summer Drinking! 

The sun's out and a few cocktails in the sunshine seems entirely appropriate and since I was able to get a few ‘key’ rums back into stock, I’ve now been able to try making a few serves in the home bar. The first of which I like so much that it’s going to be our Cocktail of the Week. Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m happy to present Venezuela De Ayer, by Martin Tummino.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:21:42 +0100
Clément Ti'Punch Cup Preview 2015

Morning, Noon and Night…  

That’s just how often those lucky people in Martinique enjoy a Ti’Punch. Not forgetting all those occasions in between that generally feel better with a decent measure of rum, lime and sugar inside you! It's also the basis for a fab bartender competition that offers the winner an amazing trip to Martinique!
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:26:30 +0100
Rhum Saint James 250th Anniversary Celebrations

July = Party Time!  

Rhum Saint James is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a special commemorative bottling (Cuvée 1765), a host of festivities on its home island of Martinique, and a worldwide marketing campaign.
]]> (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:20:38 +0100