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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 – [...]
This is one of the rums that i tried at the Rum session at the Tales of the Cocktail that stayed with me – so i was very happy to receive a sample now for review. When you try many rums and spirits at occasions like the Tales you tend to get numb after [...]
Today is dec 5th and it´s time to toast the Repeal Day! and if you don´t know what is the Repeal Day i advice you to go and read about it here – there´s everything you need to know.
Remembering and toasting for Repeal Day is something we all should joyfully do (unless you hate [...]