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La Hechicera Rum Twitter Tasting

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La Hechicera TT

#LaHechiceraTT

When: 28th November 2017
From: 7.30pm GMT
 
La Hechicera, a solera aged rum brand from Colombia (and incidentally, a brand we’ve followed since before they launched), has just celebrated its fifth anniversary and can now be found in 25 international markets. However, in order to launch into the highly competitive US market, they have made a few changes to the way that the rum is presented. Now more than ever enthusiasts are asking (demanding?) more clarity and understanding about how rums are produced, meaning the little-understood process of solera ageing is often a focus of discussion and therefore a perfect fit for our next Twitter Tasting! 
 
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Bartend Against with Havana Club

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Bartend Against

#HavanaBoomerang

#BartendAgainst

Press Release: Havana Club is calling for bartenders to help raise money for people in areas affected by natural disasters, and have joined forces with charity ‘Bartend Against’.
 
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Cachaça Me If You Can

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Cachaça Me If You Can

Cachaça Me If You Can

I try to point out that the apparently easy/boozy, rum-centric lifestyle I lead is at times quite hard work; early starts, late nights, uncomfortable travel, freelance money, lack of reliable commitments etc… And it’s true. But the flip side it’s not ALWAYS hard work. Sometimes it's bloody amazing and helping to judge the Yaguara ‘Cachaça Me If You Can’ cocktail competition was one of those times!
 
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Diplomático Rum Launches The Distillery Collection

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Diplomático Rum - The Distillery Collection

Batch Kettle & Barbet Column

Seems like ages ago that Diplomático Rum announced the release of what they are marketing as the ‘Tradition Range’, which features their flagship spirit: Reserva Exclusiva and two new-to-market expressions, Mantuano and Planas, which are replacing Reserva and Blanco respectively. Their goal to achieve a cohesive look, but with more clear definition of intent across the range. We completely failed to get around to writing this up at the time, but given they have now have the Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column releases, it’s really time to catch up.
 
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Rhum Clement Ti’punch Cup 2018 Preview

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Ti'Punch Cup

#TiPunchCup (#YesOuiCanne)

It’s that time again folks. Dust off your swizzle sticks and sip a rhum for inspiration. Yessir… the Rhum Clement Ti’Punch Cup is open for action. Winning the regional heat ensures your ticket to Martinique to compete in the Global Final – which kinda feels like winning regardless of the eventual outcome. A week of exploring the beautiful island of Martinique, with the chance to win all the kudos of a Global Cocktail Competition thrown in.
 
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Old Fashioned Week 2017

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Old Fashioned Week 2017

2nd – 11th November

Mark your calendars folks! Old Fashioned Week (OFW) is back for 2017 and it’s bigger than ever! With 10 Ambassadors around the world, the reach is going to be awesome and we want YOU, whether you’re a bartender, bar owner or cocktail drinker to be a part of it.
 
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Carnival Expo 2017 Featured Rums

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Carnival Expo 2017 Featured Rums

Treat Yourself!  

To make it easy for anyone visiting Carnival Expo this weekend (May 13th & 14th 2017) who wants to buy any of the featured brands on our Rum Education stand, I thought I’d help by pointing you in the direction of each on Master of Malt. Always worth shopping around though, because of as good as MoM prices are – they aren’t always the best!
 
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Updated Packaging for Chairmans Reserve

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Chairman's Reserve

New Look, Same Great Rum!  

Ever since Groupe Bernard Hayot announced the acquisition of St Lucia Distillers, we’ve been awaiting signs of the new owner’s influence. In a reasonably informal chat before the recent Paris RhumFest, we found out that the team have been considering the huge number of expressions produced at SLD – whether to keep them on, to bring them into more of a family context and to even consider which of the local market only expressions (such as Bounty) might well be considered for export. We also heard about the packaging revision and so have been eagerly awaiting the first glimpse.
 
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St Lucia Distillers Twitter Tasting

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St Lucia Distillers Twitter Tasting

#SLDTT  

When: 16th May 2017
From: 7.00pm GMT
 
I’m pleased to reveal we’ll be hosting our 10th Twitter Tasting on the 16th May, and we will be taking a closer look at some of the amazing produced at St Lucia Distillers.
 
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The Rum Club Interview

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The Rum Club

A World of Discovery  

If you’re new to rum and want a helping hand, or perhaps you want to be challenged (in a nice way) and try things that you wouldn’t perhaps normally try. It could be that a subscription service might be what you’re looking for! Regular suggestions – an option to ‘opt out’ if you’re dead set against the next one (or perhaps you’ve already got it) – and lots more support besides.
 

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