RumShack Rum Feed TheFloatingRumShack.com represents the modern face of in-depth rum resource and spirit category promotion http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:22:41 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb Abelha Organic Cachaça Summer Label http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/307-abelha-organic-cachaca-summer-label http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/307-abelha-organic-cachaca-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.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:29:32 +0100
The Painkiller - Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/306-the-painkiller-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/306-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!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0100
BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament 2015 Results http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/305-bacardi-classics-softball-tournament-2015-results http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/305-bacardi-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… 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:30:58 +0100
Venezuela De Ayer - Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/304-venezuela-de-ayer-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/304-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.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:21:42 +0100
Clément Ti'Punch Cup Preview 2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/303-clement-ti-punch-cup-preview-2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/303-clement-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!
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:26:30 +0100
Rhum Saint James 250th Anniversary Celebrations http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/302-rhum-saint-james-250th-anniversary-celebrations http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/302-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.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:20:38 +0100
Rhum JM Anniversary Cask Finish Collection http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/301-rhum-jm-anniversary-cask-finish-collection http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/301-rhum-jm-anniversary-cask-finish-collection

Influence...  

Rhum JM have released a "Tour de France" of "French Spirits" by launching a range of three special cask finishes as a part of its 225th-anniversary celebrations.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:54:08 +0100
New Clément and JM Rhum UK Summer 2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/300-new-clement-and-jm-rhum-uk-summer-2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/300-new-clement-and-jm-rhum-uk-summer-2015

Rhum Time…  

Invitations to try some of the latest expressions of Martinique agricole rhums from Clément and JM don’t come along every day and so recently along with a few fellow rummies, I decamped to Amathus on Wardour St., London with Clément & J.M.’s Brand Ambassador, Emilie Campesato-Mouragne and got stuck in…
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:09:33 +0100
BACARDÍ Classics Softball Tournament 2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/299-bacardi-classics-softball-tournament-2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/299-bacardi-classics-softball-tournament-2015

Sounds Suspiciously Like Exercise…  

It’s back!  The London bartending community’s must-attend sporting event of the year, the BACARDÍ Classics Softball tournament will take place on Sunday, 14th June 2015 at Finsbury Park Softball pitches from 12:30pm. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:23:36 +0100
Spirit of Brazil at Sugar Cane Bar http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/298-spirit-of-brazil-at-sugar-cane-bar http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/298-spirit-of-brazil-at-sugar-cane-bar

It’s Not Rum School This Time…  

Where: Sugar Cane Bar
247 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JW
Nearest Tube: Clapham Junction
When: 9th June 2015 / 7.00pm Start
Cost: Free / Eventbrite Tickets
 
 
Our next Rum School… Scratch that…  Cachaça School brings you the opportunity to find out a little more about the National Spirit of Brazil: Cachaça!
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:45:50 +0100
Duppy Share Spirit Social 4 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/297-duppy-share-spirit-social-4 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/297-duppy-share-spirit-social-4

Celebrate The Best of London’s Start-Up Drinks Scene…  

When: 11th June 2015
When: 6-11pm
Where: Maxilla Hall Social Club
2 Maxilla Walk
London W10 6NQ
 
The Duppy Share presents The Spirits Social #4, returns on the 11th June, promising more of the relaxed, fun opportunities to explore some of the newcomers to the London drinks scene. 
 
Thanks to the organisers, The Duppy Share we’ve a pair of tickets to give away.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:59:47 +0100
Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting Q5 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/296-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q5 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/296-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q5

#HavanaClubTT

1st June, 2015 7.30pm (UK)

The last of our fab Havana Club Icónica Collection tasting sample sets has now been released! If you want to get involved first hand with the Twitter Tasting we are hosting on the 1st of June, then read on to find the question and how you can go about getting your name in the draw. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 18 May 2015 11:23:39 +0100
SWIG Hipflask http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/295-swig-hipflask http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/295-swig-hipflask

Form And Function...  

The guys at SWIG recently asked if we’d test drive one of their hip flasks and I accepted as I’ve often found myself taking one for events where the expected selection of booze on offer will be poor. But what to say in review about something that simply holds liquid? Well, I guess it’s more about the experience and in that regard, the hipflask does its thing.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 14 May 2015 18:49:13 +0100
Koko Kanu Miami Vice Competition http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/294-koko-kanu-miami-vice-competition http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/294-koko-kanu-miami-vice-competition

Kan-u-Kolada Your Miami Vice?  

Premium Jamaican Coconut Rum Koko Kanu has announced Keivan Nemati and Maxwell Whitney from Zetter Townhouse Bar in London as the winners of its first ever ‘Kan-u-Kolada Your Miami Vice?’ cocktail competition.
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 13 May 2015 19:35:13 +0100
London RumFest 2015 Preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/293-london-rumfest-2015-preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/293-london-rumfest-2015-preview

Save The Date!  

The rummy highlight of the year is back on and we’ve all the details.
 
Boutique RumFest Friday 16th Octo, 2015, 3PM-9PM
RumFest Saturday 17th-18th Octo, 2015, 12PM-6PM
London's Earl's Court, ILEC Conference Centre
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 13 May 2015 13:19:37 +0100
Pedrino Summer – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/292-pedrino-summer-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/292-pedrino-summer-cocktail-of-the-week

It’s Pedro Calling…  

Our cocktail of the week is more of a mixed affair, or rather more about the mixer within. There’s no particular rum leading the way in the serve, in fact the coming weeks mark the beginning of an experiment to find the very best rum of the many that work well. It’s simple, tasty and well within the reach of all and it features Pedrino Alcoholic Tonic. 
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 11 May 2015 12:36:08 +0100
Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting Q4 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/291-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q4 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/291-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q4

#HavanaClubTT

1st June, 2015 7.30pm (UK)

We now have just two fab Havana Club Icónica Collection tasting sample sets left in the draw for those who want to get involved first hand with the Twitter Tasting we are hosting on the 1st of June. If you’re directly involved, you’ll be sipping and learning all about Selección de Maestros, 15-year-old, Havana Club Unión (not commercially available in the UK) and finishing with the super exclusive Havana Club Máximo. But, please don’t forget it’s open to all to get involved, sip the rums you’ve got access to and (most importantly), use the moment to ask the questions of the people that will be involved.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 10 May 2015 19:11:49 +0100
World Class UK Semi Finals 2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/290-world-class-uk-semi-finals-2015 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/290-world-class-uk-semi-finals-2015

Latecomer…  

I'm going to freely admit I've arrived quite late to the World Class party and I’m feeling a little like I’m playing catch-up right now. But it’s a difficult phenomenon to ignore, as over the last few years Diageo's World Class Bartender Competition has proved itself to be the ultimate prize in terms of scope, scale and desirability.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 09 May 2015 16:54:37 +0100
Le Latin – Cocktail of the Week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/289-le-latin-cocktail-of-the-week http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/289-le-latin-cocktail-of-the-week

Latin Inspiration…  

Our Cocktail of the Week this time is something of a celebration this time, because a few days ago, Franck Dedieu won the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition with a super simple serve that has sufficient ‘twist’ to make me want to feature it here.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 06 May 2015 17:30:06 +0100
Paris Rum Festival 2015 Preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/288-paris-rum-festival-2015-preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/288-paris-rum-festival-2015-preview

Destination: Paris  

The Paris Rum Festival returns to Park Vincennes Floral this 23rd-25th May, thanks in part to the success of the 2014 show, which saw more than 4,000 trade and consumer visitors. The show has become a serious rum reference not only in France but in Europe well and will host the representatives of the biggest brands, producers, ambassadors, rum cellar masters in stylish surroundings.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:58 +0100
Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting Q3 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/286-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q3 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/286-havana-club-iconica-collection-twitter-tasting-q3

#HavanaClubTT

1st June, 2015 7.30pm (UK)

If you want to get involved in the exciting Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting we are hosting on the 1st of June, you’ll certainly want to be checking out this article in some detail as we've another fantastic tasting sample set containing Selección de Maestros, 15-year-old, the brand new Unión (not available in the UK yet) and super exclusive Havana Club Máximo to be won.
 
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thefloatingrumshack@gmail.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 04 May 2015 22:58:52 +0100