Rum Conversations with Ian Williams and Appleton

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Rum: A Social and Sociable History by Ian Williams

Calling all Rums lovers...  

This Tuesday 29th April, Made in the Shade will be hosting a special talk with renowned author Ian Williams of Rum: A Social and Sociable History.  This is a great opportunity to explore the history of rum and share some of the anecdotes and stories that surround this fascinating category.  Appleton Estate Rum cocktails will be served on the evening.  Just turn up with your smile, take a seat and let Ian tell you his rum experiences.

BACARDI ORBIT: Truly Space Aged

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Bacardi Orbit

A Giant Step For Rum Kind!  

Our journalistic digging around for leads following the leaked NASA document we ran the other day has prompted a formal release and it’s blown our (tiny) minds!  Check this out:
Today BACARDI® -- the world's favourite and best-selling premium rum -- announces the launch of BACARDI® ORBIT™, the most noteworthy product introduction from BACARDI since the brand's inception in 1862.  Following its 150th anniversary, the introduction of BACARDI ORBIT reaffirms the brand's progressive mentality on rum production with expressions now across all rum segments -- traditional, flavoured, spiced and space aged.

Captain Morgan Taco Rum

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Captain Morgan Taco Rum.  April Fool!

It's Taco Tuesday!  

I guess with the flavoured rum market the way it is in the US, this was only a matter of time…  => Success of New White Rum and Emerging Group Taco Occasion Leads to Mouth Watering Captain Morgan® Taco Rum.

Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum 96%ABV

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Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum 96%ABV

Is This The Strongest Commercially Available Rum?  


Despite a visit to St. Vincent a few years ago; despite being married to a lovely lass who is part Vincy, and despite regularly hanging out with experienced rummies, it seems that Gonsalves Extra Strong Rum has simply passed me by.  Until now that is…

NASA and Bacardi Rum Partnership

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Leaked Information

Is This a Glimpse of the Future?  

What follows is too good to not share immediately.  Received from a trusted source it shows that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (an agency of the United States government), more commonly known as NASA has been working with Bacardi Rum.  

Mauritian Rum Comes To London: A Preview

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Mauritius Rum Festival

Discover Premium Rums of Mauritius at London's First Mauritius Rum Festival

Co-Hosted with The Mauritian Fashion Fiesta 2014  
* Trade Show *
Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th April 2014
Royal Oak Hall, Emirates Stadium
We featured the first ever Mauritian Rum Festival here on some months back (August 2013 to be precise).  Unfortunately, we couldn’t get along to it, despite offering various body parts in exchange, so it comes as some small satisfaction that the Enterprise Mauritius team are bringing the show to the UK, so we get to enjoy the bounty that the island has to offer.  Of course it’s not quite the same as having the hot Mauritian sunshine beating down on you, or your toes in the soft white sand…  Anyway…  If you are in the drinks trade, then you really should take the opportunity to visit and find out more first hand.

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