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 2014 – Tastings – Plantation Pineapple Rum, Appleton Rum Brunch and Bulleit New Fashioned!

Pineapple Rum Stiggin’s Fancy – Picture Laura Godel

Plantation Rum in Shades of Dark, White and Pineapple!

I was waiting with great excitement for the tasting and launch of the Pineapple Rum Stiggin’s Fancy by Plantation Rum – which I need to make it clear right away, is NOT for sale…..because this rum was [...]

TOTC 2014 – The Tastings! Limited Edition & Vintage Rums and The House of Angostura!

Limited Edition and Vintage Rums

If I can….where there is rum and good company…I will be….

And so I camped overnight outside the Acadia-Madewood suite in the Sonesta to be sure to be there in time to catch the rums….well…no I didn’t…haha but I was there for sure!! This was an exclusive interactive tasting [...]

TOTC 2014 – Which Rum, What Cocktail and Why? and Floridita – Cradle of the Daiquiri

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Which Rum, What Cocktail and Why?

This seminar was presented by Plantation Rum and held by Jeff Berry, Alexandre Gabriel, Martin Cate and Philip Duff and the room was packed and of course all the usual suspects were there

They took us through the history of rum, the tiki [...]

TOTC 2014 – Winners of the Spirited Awards!

This years Tales of the Cocktail has been a blast and on the Saturday the 2014 Spirited Awards Winners were announced:

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL 2014 SPIRITED AWARDS

Best New International Cocktail Bar: White Lyan Best New American Cocktail Bar: Three Dots And A Dash (Chicago) Best International Bar Team: Artesian (London) Best American [...]

TOTC 2014 – A peek at some of the seminars

That the Tales of the Cocktail is the world`s biggest cocktail and spirits event there is no doubt, all you need to do (apart from being in the Monteleone hotel lobby….) really is taking a look at the seminars. There´s so many seminars that it´s hard to pick which ones to go to. Also [...]

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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