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Havana Club Casa Mojito London Summer 2015

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Havana Club Casa Mojito

Dates For Your Diary  

This summer Havana Club is encouraging the UK to go ahead and make and enjoy their own authentic Cuban mojitos (we wrote about it a couple of weeks ago). Across London’s markets, a series of pop-up Casa Havana Mojito bars will offer the public a chance to make their own mojitos for free, expertly guided by trained ‘Cantineros’ (the word for ‘barmen’ in Cuban Spanish). 
 
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Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival 2015 Returns

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Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival 2015

Destination St Maarten…  

St Maarten has become the latest host country for the roving Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival which will take place on 6th & 7th November 2015. Now in its fifth year, the festival brings together some of the finest rum and beer products from the Caribbean and beyond, in a vibrant setting complete with Caribbean food, culture and entertainment.
 
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2015 Diplomático World Tournament Global Finals

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Diplomático World Tournament

...And The Winner Is?  

Sad news for the UK, in that our representative James Stevenson didn’t quite make it, but good news for New Zealand as their representative, Sai Hamsala was crowned the winner of the Diplomático World Tournament Finals in Venezuela
 
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Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting Q2

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Havana Club

#HavanaClubTT

1st June, 2015 7.30pm (UK)

We’ve the next question in a series which will allow one further lucky UK based rummy the opportunity to get involved in the exciting Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting we are hosting on the 1st of June. You’ll be sipping and learning all about Havana Club Selección de Maestros, 15YO, the brand new Unión and finishing with the super exclusive Máximo. Exciting eh? Read on to find out how it could be you!
 
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Havana Club Icónica Collection Twitter Tasting

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Havana Club

#HavanaClubTT

1st June, 2015 7.30pm (UK)

We’ve exciting news at RumShackHQ! The countdown to an exciting Twitter Tasting has started and furthermore, we want you to get involved. I’m sure that when we tell you it’s going to feature the Icónica Collection, namely the four top end expressions of rum that Havana Club has to offer, you’ll want to get involved as well.
 
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Appleton Estate Rum New Packaging

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Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old

“Redefining Quality from Cane to Cup”  

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum have revealed a new naming classification and packaging design for their three core products. We’ve all the details and the thinking behind the changes right here for your consideration. The great Will Shakespeare once said "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" and in this case it’s literally true, the names may be unfamiliar, but the comfort of the rum remains as sweet.
 
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Diplomático World Tournament Global Finals Preview

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Diplomático World Tournament

It’s not just about winning… 

…It’s also all about the Beach! [Part 2]

Twenty-eight of the world’s best bartenders are currently winging their way to Barquisimeto, Venezuela for the Global Finals of the Diplomático World Tournament. It’s easy to say it’s going to be super tough for the judges this time, but I think it really will be and I wanted to preview both those competing and two of the serves that will be vying for the top spot.
 
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Havana Club UK Summer Mojito Campaign

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Havana Club Certified Mojito

Rum, Mint, Lime & Sugar…  

We've just heard that Havana Club have declared this summer to be mojito flavoured…
 
Now I’m a real sucker for a good mojito and as the upturn in the weather has me thinking very much of summer, getting the news that Havana Club are making a point of taking the mojito to the masses this summer makes me super happy! Even better news? There’s all manner of ways of getting involved.
 
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Yaguara Blended White Organic Cachaça UK Launch

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Yaguara Cachaça

The Blend Is The Key…  

We’ve seen a new Cachaça is due to be released in the UK anytime now – not surprised by that, a great many brands will be hoping to capitalise on Brazil being on everyone’s lips as they are hosting next summer’s Olympic Games. All successful brands need a unique sales point and Yaguara are claiming theirs is all about the blend.
 
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Morant Bay Spiced Rum

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Morant Bay Spiced Rum

Inspired By Jamaica…  

Boldly styled and promising a taste revolution born right here in the UK. Morant Bay was revealed to the world weeks before it was first publically sampled. Nothing wrong with that, fairly normal in fact. But claiming to be a Jamaican rum despite being made here in the UK? Well, that sure caused a stir! But what’s the truth of the matter? Read on and we’ll elaborate.
 
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Captain Morgan White Rum UK Release

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Captain Morgan White Rum

Who’s That Fella In The Red Coat?  

It was a few months back when Diageo revealed their White Rum. Better known for the ever-present Captain Morgan, this see-through version was initially released in the US and I didn’t think there would be much chance of us seeing it here in the UK. Looks like I was mistaken as the announcement was made officially a few days ago.
 

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