RumShack Rum Feed TheFloatingRumShack.com represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/ Mon, 30 May 2016 21:01:03 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb The Hukilau 15th Anniversary Celebration June 8-12th 2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/384-the-hukilau-15th-anniversary-celebration-june-8-12th-2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/384-the-hukilau-15th-anniversary-celebration-june-8-12th-2016

A Tiki Celebration!  

The Hukilau will celebrate its 15th anniversary in June with a historic celebration of Tiki culture and the 60th anniversary of The Mai-Kai, joined by a very special guest artist. Shag, aka Josh Agle, will provide his artistic talents and also participate in several special events at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel. Co-founder/organizer Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White promises "a celebration of epic proportions" during the June 8-12 festivities. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 28 May 2016 09:50:31 +0100
RumBoat Retreat A Top Location To Stay In Grenada http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/383-rumboat-retreat-a-top-location-to-stay-in-grenada http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/383-rumboat-retreat-a-top-location-to-stay-in-grenada

The Home of Rum In Grenada!    

The eagle-eyed reader might well notice that this website carries a link for the Rumboat Retreat in Grenada. This fab location is the result of the hard work of our friend Lisette who had a specific vision for a place that vacationers to Grenada could enjoy! Actively promoting all the wonderful cultural and natural places on the Spice Isle, but also rum – which is not only the spirit of Grenada but the Caribbean as well!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 27 May 2016 00:06:33 +0100
Yaguara Cacha├ža Twitter Tasting http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/382-yaguara-cachaca-twitter-tasting http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/382-yaguara-cachaca-twitter-tasting

#RawBrazil  

When: 21st June, 7.30-9.00pm (BST)
 
It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a Twitter Tasting and as this Summer is going to be all about the Olympic Games in Brazil, we’ve been on something of a cachaça mission of late. Yaguara have kindly stepped up to the mark and agreed to share some of their secrets with us all and offer those involved a chance to taste one expression of cachaça that you’ll just not be able to get any other way.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 24 May 2016 13:58:26 +0100
Penny Blue Rum Launches First VSOP Release http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/381-penny-blue-rum-launches-first-vsop-release http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/381-penny-blue-rum-launches-first-vsop-release

A Coming Of Age…  

We’ve not yet sampled the new Penny Blue VSOP, but hope springs eternal and despite the release being ‘exclusively Mauritius’, I’m sure there might be a dram to be found in the UK if one searches hard enough! 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 21 May 2016 11:24:41 +0100
Gruppo Campari Honours Joy Spence and Eddie Russell http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/380-gruppo-campari-honours-joy-spence-and-eddie-russell http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/380-gruppo-campari-honours-joy-spence-and-eddie-russell

Two Masters… One Love!  

I just had to share this press release from Gruppo Campari, as we here at TheFloatingRumShack have so much love, on so many levels for Joy Spence. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a number of times over the years and hope that there will be many more as the ambassador role that she fulfills really is inspiring. To help put her passion into context, I thought I’d share a brief story that arose from the last time I met her.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 21 May 2016 10:49:53 +0100
El Dorado Rare Collection Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/379-el-dorado-rare-collection-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/379-el-dorado-rare-collection-rum

A Glimpse at The Future…  

Given that 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s independence from the United Kingdom, you genuinely could expect this year to contain a few fairly exciting releases from DDL in celebration of the fact. Until now, if you wanted to taste a really old single still, single cask rum produced at Demerara Distillers Limited – your choices were limited somewhat. With the end of the Velier releases, the future looked ‘empty’, but now that the actual producer of the rum has come to realise that there is a lot of kudos to be gained through releasing their own rum, under their own label, I suspect that there will be more to come in future. Especially as these are so good.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 15 May 2016 10:15:40 +0100
Gn Chan Crowned Global Legacy Winner http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/378-gn-chan-crowned-global-legacy-winner http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/378-gn-chan-crowned-global-legacy-winner

Venceremos is the 2016 ‘Legacy’  

I think it goes without saying that I’m pretty keen to try the winning cocktail from the recent Global Finals of Bacardi Legacy. Initially more than a little nonplussed about the “inspired by the Piña Colada” line, the subsequent feedback from our Cocktail Wonk buddy has now whetted my appetite sufficiently, though!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 21:56:35 +0100
Sailor Jerry Hits The Road For Round Two of The Ride http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/377-sailor-jerry-hits-the-road-for-round-two-of-the-ride http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/377-sailor-jerry-hits-the-road-for-round-two-of-the-ride

Round Two!  

Press Release: Sailor Jerry, will be hitting the road once again for round two of “The Ride”. Kicking off on Saturday 2nd July, three bad-ass, bike building teams from across the UK will be tasked with a series of epic challenges and compete against each other on a hell raising journey of balls-to-wall riding. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 20:16:12 +0100
Plantation Pineapple Stiggins Fancy UK Launch http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/376-plantation-pineapple-stiggins-fancy-uk-launch http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/376-plantation-pineapple-stiggins-fancy-uk-launch

Pineapple Rum… Is It Near You?  

Now that Plantation Pineapple has finally been launched, we are super pleased to be able to share the list of 80 (out of a total of 852) Marks and Spencer stores in the UK that have been allocated stock.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 09:24:21 +0100
Leblon Road Trip To Rio Tour http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/375-leblon-road-trip-to-rio-tour http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/375-leblon-road-trip-to-rio-tour

…The UK Leg!  

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but today is the day on which the first of five stops on the UK leg of the Leblon ‘Road Trip To Rio’ tour (ultimately ending up in Rio in time for the Olympic Games) kicks off. It’s the perfect place to learn a little more about Leblon Cachaça and get to grips with the Caipirinha culture that the brand embraces. It will be easy to spot – the Caipivan (decorated in the lime green brand colour) will be leading the way!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 13 May 2016 00:56:28 +0100
El Dorado 15-Year-Old Special Cask Finishes http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/374-el-dorado-15-year-old-special-cask-finishes http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/374-el-dorado-15-year-old-special-cask-finishes

A New Direction…  

Our friend Dean MacGregor, who is the UK Brand Ambassador for El Dorado rum recently asked Komal Samaroo, Chairman of DDL a few questions about the new Cask Finish range and then kindly shared both the questions and responses with us, so we could share with our readers. Some are a little brief, and I’m sure that a lot of people would like to dive in a little deeper, but it’s a great place to start for now.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 07 May 2016 14:44:41 +0100
New Look for Woods Navy Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/373-new-look-for-woods-navy-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/373-new-look-for-woods-navy-rum

“Our Bottles Changed. Our Rum Hasn’t”  

A few weeks ago William Grant & Sons UK officially unveiled the new, ‘premium’ packaging of Wood’s Old Navy Rum. We’d got a sighter of the lovely upgrade to the packaging when we met with the new Woods Brand Ambassador, Stephen ‘Mr Rum’ Rutherford back in February. Secrecy and ‘all that’ meant we hide our gift bottle away to allow maximum impact on the release. Shame – I think it is a great improvement on what was (actually) quite an iconic package before. I say iconic – I don’t mean I particularly liked it…
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:50:17 +0100
Bacardi Legacy UK Winner and Global Preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/372-bacardi-legacy-uk-winner-and-global-preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/372-bacardi-legacy-uk-winner-and-global-preview

Countdown To San Francisco!  

If you follow the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, then the fact that Iain Griffiths was crowned as the UK champion a few weeks ago will not come as news to you, but I’ve held off posting the result because I wanted to try his serve properly and now that I have, I’ve got some thoughts I'd like to share.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:53:12 +0100
Carnival Expo 2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/371-carnival-expo-2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/371-carnival-expo-2016

Rum and Carnival…  

Date: 30th April / 1st May 2016
Venue: The Kia Oval
Kennington, London SE11 5SS
 
In a few weeks, Carnival Expo returns. The perfect 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. Happily, for us 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. 
 
We’d love it if you come on down and say hi!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:28:17 +0100
Spirit Producers of Brazil are Planning a Miami Invasion http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/370-spirit-producers-of-brazil-are-planning-a-miami-invasion http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/370-spirit-producers-of-brazil-are-planning-a-miami-invasion

“Don't Call It Rum”  

I have to admit to being more than just a little bit fascinated by the category of cachaça – varied, intensely flavoursome and nicely beyond the exclusive use of American Oak. In short – there’s a whole world of something new to sip if only you take a moment to indulge…
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:45:45 +0100
House of Angostura Repackages International Rums http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/369-house-of-angostura-repackages-international-rums http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/369-house-of-angostura-repackages-international-rums

New Look, Same Rum!*  

It’s not the first time in the last few years that Angostura have made some packaging changes, but it is the first time that the core export range finally has a sense of ‘family’ about its look! I’m thinking it’s a move in the right direction, but can’t wait to get a bottle of the 7, 1919 or 1824 in hand, just to be sure.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:19:24 +0100
Havana Club Brings New 7 Year Old Bottle http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/368-havana-club-brings-new-7-year-old-bottle http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/368-havana-club-brings-new-7-year-old-bottle

Hmmm… Sensual Curves  

Press Release: Havana Club has unveiled a new design for its 7-Year-Old expression which is renowned for putting Cuban rum on the map as the global leader of the super-premium rum category. The new Havana Club 7 bottle will be available to purchase from May.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:50:35 +0100
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo 2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/367-miami-rum-renaissance-festival-and-trade-expo-2016 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/367-miami-rum-renaissance-festival-and-trade-expo-2016

Miami 2016…  

Despite our own budget not quite being able to get us out to Florida this year, we have to take a moment to let everyone know &/or remind you that the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns for its 8th outing on the 15th to the 17th of April. You’ll always find your favourite brands of course, but in our experience, it’s always the place to find those exciting new producers as well. Take a moment to check out the Rum Renaissance website for all the details!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:17:11 +0100
St Lucia Distillers Set to Travel Around the North of England http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/366-st-lucia-distillers-set-to-travel-around-the-north-of-england http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/366-st-lucia-distillers-set-to-travel-around-the-north-of-england

Chairman’s Reserve On The Road!  

Press Release: This April, UK distributor Emporia Brands have put together a calendar of events involving its award-winning St Lucia Distillers range.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:41:14 +0100
Sailor Jerry Announces Range of Collectable Bottle Wraps http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/365-sailor-jerry-announces-range-of-collectable-bottle-wraps http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/365-sailor-jerry-announces-range-of-collectable-bottle-wraps

Limited Edition Artwork!  

Sailor Jerry will be releasing a series of collectable, iconic flash art bottle wraps and cups throughout the duration of 2016. Released exclusively in the UK and Australia, the first two designs from this limited edition release will be hitting shelves from April, with the second two designs to follow later in the year. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:38:45 +0100
The 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/364-the-11th-havana-club-cocktail-grand-prix http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/364-the-11th-havana-club-cocktail-grand-prix

Havana Calling!  

PRESS RELEASE: Havana Club is inviting bartenders to take part in the national heats for the 11th biennial Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix. As one of the world’s longest running and largest cocktail-making challenges, bartenders will compete for the honour of representing their country at the global finals in Havana, Cuba where they will be testing their talents against top mixologists from over 40 markets.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:01:20 +0000