Archive for the 'Events' Category

28 Mar

Kiwi Rum-mates

In fact, respect to the Royal New Zealand Navy, which did not abolish the grog ration until March 1990, almost two decades after the Royal Navy itself! -Rumpundit Rum and a reunion for sea dogs SIMON WONG Last updated 12:15 28/03/2011 SCOTT HAMMOND UP SPIRITS: Navy sailors from the original HMNZS Canterbury gathered in Blenheim […]

02 Nov

Golden Rum Barrel Awards

I could not go to the London Rum Fest this year – I was supposed to be judging -and instead had to sample some rums up here in the mountains as a consolation. For the record, the London event is magnificent, definitely the best in the world, as befits the (former) heart of the empire […]

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 […]

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 […]

29 Mar

Rum Renaissance

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival May 5-9, 2010 \ A Global Gathering At The Raleigh South Beach Resort May 5-9, 2010 Join us for a discovery of the world’s best rums. Rum is experiencing a Renaissance around the world as savvy consumers discover the incredible flavors of fine rums from every Caribbean island and every region […]

18 Feb

It was dead, but Tiki is back – like a Zombie on speed

Tiki Kiliki Productions presents… THE HUKILAU Experience Polynesia in America’s Vacationland June 10 – 13, 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Event locations include The Mai-Kai Restaurant, Bahia Cabana and Bahia Mar Press contact: Event website: General event information: The Hukilau, in association with Seven Tiki Rum, Trader Vic’s and Tiki Farm, announces […]

13 Jan

Demon Rum for Haiti – work in progress

Pat Robertson says a pact with the Devil did Haiti in. Haiti makes one of the world’s best rums – Barbancourt. I am contacting rum aficionadoes to hold Fundraisers with the Demon Rum, to help Haiti- and Robertson be damned! Any ideas from rum makers, distributors, or even mere drinkers, do send me suggestions so […]

05 Jan

Gjelten visits the Muse for a Zojito!

January 5, 2010 A RUM RUN TO EATONVILLE FOR “FOOD AND FOLKLORE” Tom Gjelten, author of Barcardi and the Long Fight For Cuba Writer and Rhum Mixologist Daphne Muse introduces the “Zojito” a Libation Paying Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston Eatonville Restaurant’s Food and Folklore brings in 2010 with libations to the flavors and adventures […]

01 Dec

Fair Dinkum Mate!

Holy Grail for Holey Dollar Rum Australian Heritage Rum Wins ‘Worldwide Distiller of The Year’ For the first time in its 40 year history judges at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition have awarded the coveted title of Worldwide Distiller of The Year to an Australian company. The Holey Dollar Rum Distilling Company submitted […]

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