RumShack Rum Feed The Floating Rum Shack http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:48:30 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.7 en-gb Cocktail Kahuna Tiki Competition 2014 Winner http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/226-cocktail-kahuna-tiki-competition-2014-winner http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/226-cocktail-kahuna-tiki-competition-2014-winner

Jamie Kimber Is The Cocktail Kahuna!  

Rum and Tiki fans gathered at CheekTiki’s Haole Hut yesterday to be a part of the inaugural Cocktail Kahuna* competition. Ten competitors, six of which are professional bartenders, with the others being home Tiki bar enthusiasts contested the title with a very strong showing of knowledge, skills, pride and no small amount of overproof rum as they all vied to be crowned Cocktail Kahuna!
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:20:33 +0100
Bacardi UK Legacy Cocktail Competition Three Most Promising 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/225-bacardi-uk-legacy-cocktail-competition-three-most-promising-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/225-bacardi-uk-legacy-cocktail-competition-three-most-promising-2014

Bacardi, Boot Camps and Big Nights!  

Eight became three the other night in the beautiful surroundings of Great Conservatory in Syon Park as a panel of judges undertook to tough job of selecting this year’s Three Most Promising. This now marks the start of the next phase of the competition. The Three Most Promising now run a marketing campaign to promote themselves and their drinks with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent the UK in the Global Finals in Sydney in 2015.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:31:38 +0100
Pink Pigeon Vanilla Spiced Rum New Bottle Design http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/224-pink-pigeon-vanilla-spiced-rum-new-bottle-design http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/224-pink-pigeon-vanilla-spiced-rum-new-bottle-design

New Look For Pink Pigeon…  

Press Release: Pink Pigeon vanilla-spiced Mauritian Rum has announced a new bottle design, which will launch at London Cocktail Week (6th to 12th October 2014).
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:00:43 +0100
Optimist Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/220-optimist-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/220-optimist-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014

Roman Foltán: London Finalist  

We’ve enjoyed featuring the UK finalists in the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition over the last few weeks. The finals are scheduled for the 25th September 2014, so we’ll soon know the Three Most Promising whom will then go on to contest a place in the Global Finals in Sydney, Australia in May 2015. In the last of our mini-series we are pleased to feature Roman Foltán with his Legacy cocktail: Optimist.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0100
Five Rum Events You Can’t Miss At London Cocktail Week 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/223-five-rum-events-you-can-t-miss-at-london-cocktail-week-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/223-five-rum-events-you-can-t-miss-at-london-cocktail-week-2014

Fantastic Five…  

Fitting right in with our mini-series of London Cocktail Week previews, we’ve chosen five exciting events that should be right on top of your rum-to-do-list…
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0100
Pink Pigeon The Spice Is Right London Cocktail Week 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/222-pink-pigeon-the-spice-is-right-london-cocktail-week-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/222-pink-pigeon-the-spice-is-right-london-cocktail-week-2014

Come On Down…  The Spice is Right!  

For TheFloatingRumShack.com, this London Cocktail Week is not just about viewing… This year we are ‘doing’ as well! We are super happy to be working with Pink Pigeon Vanilla Spiced rum from Mauritius and spice expert Pritesh Mody from World of Zing with the aim to make you think differently about spiced rum…
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0100
El Dorado Rum News London Cocktail Week RumFest 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/221-el-dorado-rum-news-london-cocktail-week-rumfest-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/221-el-dorado-rum-news-london-cocktail-week-rumfest-2014

Liquid Gold…  

Our friends at El Dorado are shaping up for a very busy London Cocktail Week and RumFest so there are lots of ways for you to get involved. Check out our summary…
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:27:02 +0100
Tempting Fate Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/219-tempting-fate-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/219-tempting-fate-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014

Matt Fairhurst: Wild Card Finalist  

With a well-established competition like Bacardi Legacy, anyone entering really should be fully clued up on what to expect should they succeed. That very thought was on the mind of Matt Fairhurst as we found out when he told us about the inspiration for his Legacy cocktail: Tempting Fate.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:04:05 +0100
Plantation Rum London Cocktail Week RumFest News 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/218-plantation-rum-london-cocktail-week-rumfest-news-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/218-plantation-rum-london-cocktail-week-rumfest-news-2014

Something Special From Jamaica...  

We’ve details the rums that Plantation will be featuring at RumFest this year, we’ve also found out what their Golden Tot rums will be, so read on for more details!
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:32:38 +0100
Ron Cubay RumFest 2014 News http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/217-ron-cubay-rumfest-2014-news http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/217-ron-cubay-rumfest-2014-news

Cuba Comes To RumFest  

Our friends at Ron Cubay will be featuring at RumFest this year, with their authentic Cuban rums and something special for those with some Golden Tots. Read on for the details…
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:42:04 +0100
St Nicholas Abbey 5 Year Old Rum Previews At RumFest http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/216-st-nicholas-abbey-5-year-old-rum-previews-at-rumfest http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/216-st-nicholas-abbey-5-year-old-rum-previews-at-rumfest

A Coming Of Age…  

If you’ve been visiting RumFest for the last few years you would have been following the progression and development of St. Nicholas Abbey’s single estate rum. The fab rum they have been producing on site over the last few years has in part been sold as ‘see-through’ - an un-aged white rum, with the remainder carefully laid down for ageing on site. This year is special, for this year the rum has come of age…
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:37:33 +0100
Angostura RumFest London Cocktail Week 2014 News http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/215-angostura-rumfest-london-cocktail-week-2014-news http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/215-angostura-rumfest-london-cocktail-week-2014-news

The Angostura Butterfly House 

Where: 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY
 
A truly unique experience will be coming to this year’s esteemed London Cocktail Week as Angostura rum brings tropical Trinidad to London’s Shoreditch. Open from Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th October, The Angostura Butterfly House will bring fluttering moments of joy to all who take a stroll within it.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:18:04 +0100
London RumFest 2014 Preview Part 2 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/214-london-rumfest-2014-preview-part-2 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/214-london-rumfest-2014-preview-part-2

So Why Splash The Cash?  

Upset that the prices have gone up? Struggling for a justification of why you should spend the money? We’ve been hearing you, but let’s chat about it as there’s nowhere better for Rum fans to get their geek on here in the UK.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:36:19 +0100
London RumFest 2014 Preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/213-london-rumfest-2014-preview http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/213-london-rumfest-2014-preview

One month until RumFest… Tots at the Ready, Its Rum Time!  

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014
London's ILEC - Earl's Court
 
We think all UK rum fans should rejoice as RumFest returns to the UK on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October with a fresh look and a new venue. London's ILEC Centre in Earl's Court will play host to the eighth annual event, a celebration of rum and rum culture and in particular for 2014, a look at some of the most premium blends on the market.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:27:29 +0100
Plantation 3 Stars Achieves Listing In Marks and Spencer http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/212-plantation-3-stars-achieves-listing-in-marks-and-spencer http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/212-plantation-3-stars-achieves-listing-in-marks-and-spencer

3 Stars to M&S…  

Marks and Spencer have taken a very welcome decision to expand their rum selection with the inclusion of Plantation 3 Stars. This is nicely compliments the existing Ferrand expressions (Bajan Estate XO and Cana Negra Guatemalan) bringing a high quality white rum to a wider market place here in the UK. The tip off told us about pricing and availability so please read on!
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:55:01 +0100
Young Cuban Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/211-young-cuban-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/211-young-cuban-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014

Ally Martin:  UK Finalist, London Heat  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition finalists, we are pleased to present Ally Martin, (Peg + Patriot) and his winning entry: Young Cuban. Ally was one of two bartenders selected to move forward to the UK Finals later this month.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:15:18 +0100
Pusser's Tot Fund and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/210-pusser-s-tot-fund-and-the-royal-navy-royal-marines-charity http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/210-pusser-s-tot-fund-and-the-royal-navy-royal-marines-charity

Rum & Good Deeds!  

Every bottle of Pusser's Rum carries the statement that by purchasing the bottle, you've effectively made a contribution to the Royal Navy Tot Fund. Perhaps you may not have noticed, or don’t care. Maybe you thought it was a piece of made up bullsh*t marketing! But when I recently tagged along with the Pusser's team as they travelled to Royal Navy HQ, I saw just how much Pusser’s and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) value this long established agreement.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:25:11 +0100
New Look Bottle For Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/209-new-look-bottle-for-sailor-jerry-spiced-rum http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/209-new-look-bottle-for-sailor-jerry-spiced-rum

...Same Rum!  

Press Release: William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new look for its premium spiced rum, Sailor Jerry.  The new bottle design has been developed to reinforce the brand’s premium credentials, authentic heritage and personality and provide clearer standout on shelf in retail and on the back bar. 
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:55:25 +0100
Mi Casa Es Su Casa Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/208-mi-casa-es-su-casa-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/208-mi-casa-es-su-casa-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014

Luca Missaglia:  Wildcard Finalist  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, we are pleased to present Luca Missaglia (Quo Vadis, London) and his cocktail: Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Luca won a wildcard entry through to the UK Finals later this month and will be vying with the other seven finalists for a seat on the plane to Sydney where the Global Finals are being held in May 2015.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0100
The True Caney Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/207-the-true-caney-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014 http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/207-the-true-caney-bacardi-legacy-cocktail-competition-2014

Michael Brown:  Northern Ireland Winner  

Continuing our featuring of this year’s UK Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition regional winners, we are pleased to present Michael Brown (The Albany) and his Northern Ireland winning entry: The True Caney.
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:18:42 +0100
Nothing Compares to Havana and Kettners Rum Experience http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/206-nothing-compares-to-havana-and-kettners-rum-experience http://thefloatingrumshack.com/content/index.php/206-nothing-compares-to-havana-and-kettners-rum-experience

‘Nothing Compares to Havana’  

Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ - a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only - from the 10th - 13th September and sounds like an excellent evenings entertainment to us!
 
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peter@thefloatingrumshack.com (Pete) Rum Chat Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:03:19 +0100