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

Demerara Rums from Guyana

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Demerara Rums Part Two

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Demerara Rums Part Three

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Cachaca and Rhum agricole, what`s the difference?

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Sugarcane!

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Tahitian Vanilla Syrup

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Hibiscus Grenadine

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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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St Nicholas Abbey 5 Year and White Rums

The St Nicholas Abbey Distillery in Barbados operated by the Warren family is one of those gems in the rum world that you know always stand for impeccable quality and that will bring smiles to your face when you try their amazing rums which uses traditional distillation.

The St Nicholas Abbey plantation was purchased […]

St Aubin Rum from Mauritius

I`m a lover of agricole rums and St Aubin is new to me even though it`s not new on the market. Hailing from beautiful Mauritius it`s an exotic and exciting rum to review!

St Aubin plantation located on southern Mauritius has been cultivating sugarcane since 1890 and takes it´s name from one of it`s […]

TOTC 2014 – Dynamic Duos, Tastings, Food and Fun!

Daniele Dalla Pola and Jeff Berry having great fun, Picture Laura Godel

This last post is a picture parade of a FEW of the tastings, parties, dinners and the rest of all the fun that took place on this years Tales of the Cocktail. Sure I missed several events I would have wanted to […]

Tropical Cocktails with Rhums Arrangè – Ti’ arrangés de Cèd

Let`s continue with the tropical rhum/rum drinks made with rhum arrangè! i have found with my last post that rhum arrangè does mix very well with tropical rum drinks giving them a depth of flavor from the fruits and spices they have been macerated with paired with a touch of herbal grassiness from the […]

UK Rumfest 2013!! Celebrating all things RUM in London! part 2

Mr Rum Ambassador Ian Burrel – Founder of the UK Rumfest

Here´s the second post on my round-up of the UK Rumfest that took place oct 12-13 at the ExCeL in London to celebrate all things Rum!

THE CONNAISSEUR´S COVE

The Connaisseur´s Cove was new for this years Rumfest and was the secluded […]

UK Rumfest 2013!! Celebrating all things RUM in London!

After a rum and cocktail filled weekend at the ExCel and the bars in London part of me wish one could always live this way while the other part is a bit shall we say booze over-filled?

It´s like a Rum “Tales of the Cocktail” in a concentrated mini format…

For those who doesn´t […]

The UK Rumfest!! – It´s ALL about the RUM!!

It´s that time of the year again – the UK Rumfest!!!

October is the month for booze happenings in Europe and in a few days i`m going to London to attend the UK Rumfest! last time i did that was in 2011 and you can read about it here.

The rumfest isn´t only a lot […]

Kōloa – A Handcrafted Rums from Hawaii

Hailing from the “garden island” Kaua`i in Hawaii – Kōloa rum is a unique single batch handcrafted rum that is made from Hawaiian sugarcane and pure mountain waters of Kaua`i. It`s not made from molasses but from crystalized sugar with a high level of molasses in it setting it apart from other rums.

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Caroni – 97 Single Barrel Rum

What would we do without good rums?

I got a Caroni here…Caroni 1997 single barrel rum from Trinidad…it´s a full proof heavy rum ( 61.8% ABV) aged 15 years – 13 years in Trinidad and 2 years in England and then bottled in Glasgow, Scottland. The color is a beautiful dark mahogany.

The Caroni […]

Bad Dog Bar Craft Cocktail Bitters

I love cocktail bitters! these little drops that can change a cocktail and take it to a different level, the salt and pepper of the drink!

I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel from Bad Dog Bar Craft at this year´s Tales and he handed me two bottles of bitters to try out – […]