On the last day, after Tales, we went on a distillery tour to the Donner-Peltier Distillery in Thibodaux and that was just the right thing to do because it turned out a fabulous day!
Starting at the Palace Cafè with drinks and then into the bus and off we went towards the sugarcane fields […]
CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rational Spirits, a new Charleston, SC based craft distillery announced today that it has hired Helena Olsen to serve as brand ambassador. Olsen, a well-known figure in the rum and tiki cocktail community, and voice of “A Mountain Of Crushed Ice”, which won the 2013 UK Rumfest […]
And so finally I got to go the Latitude 29! I´ve been waiting since they opened with great anticipation and (high) expectancy…..well…I try to not have too high expectations whatever it is, better to have an open mind, but with this one i`s a bit different….because this is the BUM`s place….this is the man […]
It`s fun at the Tales! so many tastings, so much to try and so many events and parties…..well you can only do so much…..and you will STILL be uber busy…. When I try to remember all the things that we did it all get`s a bit confusing, but here are as a sort of Tales […]
Jamaicas Influence on Cocktail Culture
Jamaica, that tiny island in the Caribbean is internationally known for it’s cultural exports such as Bob Marley, Reggae, Usain Bolt, Herbs* and even Bob-sleighing, but it has also influenced some famous cocktails with it’s biggest and most re-known of exports… RUM. Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell brings to […]
There was a clear presence of rum at the Tales of the Cocktail and as a rum enthusiast and rum blogger I tried to get to them all…I almost managed….but here are two of the rum seminars and tastings, more will come:
Tapping Rum`s Past for Rum`s Future
This seminar was talking about rum’s […]
Rum is much more than a liquor in a bottle – it`s a lifestyle and the spirit of a people.
Here is a rare opportunity to experience some fine aged rums from a private collection, never before seen in the United States. Originally sourced in Caribbean casks, these select aged rums were further aged […]
I saw a very tasty looking strawberry drink the other day and decided to make one similar and sort of “Tikify” the style of it and also swap the ginger beer for the hotter Pimento drink…
The original recipe (adapted from voyagevixens.com) was fresh strawberry puree, Angostura rum, ginger beer and a couple dashes […]
Get ready! the Rum is coming to London again!
RumFest is set to return again to London this year, with its most comprehensive offering to date. Rum aficionados and newcomers are invited to immerse themselves in one of the world’s best loved spirits with masterclasses, seminars, cocktail making and quality tastings.
Over 400 of […]
This weekend it was all about the Puka Punch! and that`s a nice drink using many rums so you can play around a bit with it!
The Puka Punch was made by Ray Buhen of the Tiki Ti in the 1960s (in 1961 Ray opened the Tiki Ti, now owned by Ray`s son […]