Archive for July, 2010

29 Jul

Black Tot Day! 31 July 1970-2010 RIP

Ian Williams, Rumpundit, commiserates Black Tot Day. Saturday  31 July is the 40th Anniversary of Black Tot Day when the Royal Navy abandoned the daily grog ration for its sailors. Do hoist  a dark rum to mark the occasion. The British decision to abandon a centuries-old tradition of high octane fighting spirit and replace it […]

28 Jul

El Dorado, forever Gold

IWSC reveals spirit winners The International Wine & Spirit Competition unveiled its spirit medal and trophy winners last night at a tasting held in conjunction with The Worshipful Company of Distillers at the Innholders’ Hall in London. The event offered guests the opportunity to taste their way through 200 of this year’s award winning spirits […]

28 Jul

Appleton 30 hits UK

Appleton launches 30-year-old rum | Print | Written by Carol Emmas Tuesday, 27 July 2010 Appleton Estate is launching a rare 30-year-old rum in the UK market that has a world wide distribution of less than 1500 bottles. The Appleton Estate 30 Year Old Jamaica Rum will be available in luxury and boutique accounts. Each bottle is […]

27 Jul

SF catches on to Agricoles

Sugarcane rums gaining in popularity Paul Clarke, Special to The Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle July 25, 2010 04:00 AM  Sunday, July 25, 2010 Lacy Atkins / The Chronicle Rums made from fresh sugarcane will be featured at Bar Agricole, a SoMa bar and restaurant scheduled to open Aug. 15. Images View Larger Images It’s hard […]

27 Jul

Dancing Pines..

July 27, 2010 Dancing Pines Distillery to release spirits in August By Carl McCutchen Loveland Connection Kimberly and Kristian Naslund are supporters of hands-on quality craftsmanship. They like the results that a little extra handling and meticulous crafting can provide. That’s why when their new distillery, Dancing Pines Distillery, 1527 Taurus Court, No. 110, opens […]

26 Jul

Burr, baby Burr, rum tastings!

Cartavio Rum Tasting Thursday, August 12 at the Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant The Robs will be hosting a tasting event featuring outstanding rums from Peru. You’re invited to sample these rums with us at the Mai Kai on August 12. The Cartavio line of rums is gaining much attention lately, winning awards and turning heads […]

26 Jul

Guam Rum!

Made In Guam: Local distillers hope to find niche in island’s alcohol industry By Erin Thompson • Pacific Daily News • July 15, 2010 Valentino Perez knows first-hand what a tricky art distilling alcohol can be. The owner of Guam’s Own distillery, Perez has spent months perfecting the recipe for rum and whiskey. “There’s a […]

25 Jul

Sandals Plays Footsie with El Dorado

Rum and tourism lime together. Shrewd move on both parts. Shame about Appleton.. Rumpundit. Sandals strike rum deal with Demerara Distillers Al Edwards Jamaica Observer Friday, July 23, 2010 SANDALS Resorts International, operators of the largest chain of luxury all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean, has signed a deal with Demerara Distillers Limited to supply El […]

15 Jul

Polo & Rum

Smatt’s Rum hosts Jamaica International Polo at Royal Berkshire Club By Ian McKee The Smatt’s Jamaica International Polo took place on Sunday 4th July, at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, continuing Jamaica’s long held association with the sport. As well as the spectacle of the Eduardo Moore Polo Final itself, guests were treated […]

12 Jul

New old Canada Rum

Charlottetown pub offering unique brand of Island-made rum AL MACLEOD The Guardian The Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown is selling its own unique brand of rum called Merchantman 1897. It is distilled by Prince Edward Island Distillery in Hermanville, near Souris. From left are Julie Shore, master distiller, Donna MacNeill, pub customer, and owner Peter Hyndman. […]

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