A Mountain of Crushed Ice is Rum Blogger of the Year 2013 UK Rumfest Golden Rum Barrel Awards

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How a Mai Tai should NOT be and how it should be

Rhum Arrangè de Cèd

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Rhum Arrangè Zwazo

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El Dorado the Liquid Gold…

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Demerara Rums from Guyana

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Demerara Rums Part One

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Demerara Rums Part Two

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Cachaca and Rhum agricole, what`s the difference?

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Havana Club

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Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum

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St Nicholas Abbey 12 yo

Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

Blackwell Rum

Denizen Rum

Plantation Original Dark Overproof

Tiki Lovers Rum

Tahitian Vanilla Syrup

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Hibiscus Grenadine

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Sugarcane!

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Gomme syrup

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Learn how to easily open a coconut and mix up a tasty Coconaut.

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TOTC 2013: The Tastings! part 2 – Rums, Bitters, Jade Liqueurs and Combier

The picture parade from this years tastings at the Tales of the Cocktail continues! i had to break it up in two posts, there´s simply too much..

The hard part when you do all these tastings is to remember everything..because there`s a LOT! I won`t even be able to blog about it all – but [...]

TOTC 2013 – The Tastings! Bloody Mary, Bayou Rum, Bulleit Mint Juleps and Ole Smoky Moonshine!

This is what you do before, after and in between seminars, you go to the tasting rooms and parties and try new products, cocktails, eat a bit of delicious food and snacks so you can handle all the alcohol and least but not last – you meet interesting people!

Here is a great opportunity to [...]

TOTC 2013 – Rise of the Zombie and European Rums

“The Zombie is not Lemonade”

This is the drink that made the tiki drinks famous! invented by Don the Beachcomber and so influential that people named their bars after it.

If you have had a well made zombie you know what i`m talking about…

This seminar held by Jeff Berry, Ian Burrell and Steve [...]

TOTC 2013 – Pineapple! a Symbol of Hospitality!

The first seminar i went to at this years Tales was about the pineapple. Not so surprisingly i found a lot of the tiki folks in there…

The seminar took us through the history of the pineapple and there was a lot i didn´t know about this royal fruit.

The first wild pineapples came [...]

TOTC 2013: Here comes Bayou Rum!

Just in time for the Tales of the Cocktail comes the global launch of Louisiana Spirits Bayou rum!

They will launch the silver and spiced rum at the Tales which will be available for attendants for tasting on wed july 17th in the hotel Monteleone, Royal Ballrooms C and D – 2:30pm — 4:00pm.

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Tales of the Cocktail 2013 – Pre Post

It´s that time again – the Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans! it´s the fifth year now that i blog about the Tales. This year is just like every year a whole bunch of seminars and many are at the same time so it´s a bit of a headache to make your picks [...]

2013 Tales of The Cocktail Nominations! is here!

2013 Tales of The Cocktail Nominations! is here!

Tales of The Cocktail is America’s largest annual cocktail festival that brings together the best in the industry from all over the world for a week-long conference, celebration, and gathering. The 11th Annual Tales of The Cocktail and Spirited Awards take place in New Orleans, [...]

Tales 2012 – Food, drinks and other things in New Orleans

Even though the Tales of the Cocktail is the main focus for most Tales visitors it just appropriately happens to be that the event is held in the place where the cocktail was born which is the world´s funniest city – or at least i think so….

There´s no shortage of things to do [...]

Tales 2012 – A Recap of Tastings and Events

As everyone who have been to the Tales of the Cocktail knows, it´s not just a ton of seminars it´s also tastings, parties and events of all kinds…and there´s so much happening that it´s impossible to do it all, you will always miss out on things but on the other hand you´ll also do [...]

Tales 2012 – Exploring the Bar World Myths

Here´s a seminar exploring the bar world myths – what is true and what is not? it was a seminar with some interesting experiments.

TRUE – UNTRUE – EXPLORING THE BAR WORLD MYTHS

Does that two-year-old bottle of vermouth really ruin a martini? Does it truly make a difference if you use sour mix [...]