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Barbados Distillers unite in push for a GI – Press Release

BARBADOS DISTILLERS UNITE IN PUSH FOR A GI

Mount Gay, Foursquare and Saint Nicholas Abbey have jointly agreed on a Geographical Indication for Barbados Rum as prepared by the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) in consultation with its legal counsel. The three distillers are the largest bottlers of Barbados Rum and together hold over 90% of the island’s aged reserves. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Rum of the Year 2019 – Winner

Rum of the Year 2019 by the fat rum pirate reviewRum of the Year 2019 – Winner. No doubt the brands/producers shortlisted for this most prestigious award have been waiting with baited breath for this announcement. Winning this award must truly be the pinnacle of any rum producers career. After all you get absolutely nothing other than a pat on the back from me. Not even a fancy awards ceremony to ponce around at. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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Rum of the Year 2019 – Shortlist

Rum of the Year 2019 by the fat rum pirate reviewRum of the Year 2019 – Shortlist

It doesn’t seem all that long ago since I was sitting down to write last years shortlist. A hectic mix of small children, the day job and keeping this blog going have certainly kept me busy. I even someone managed to make a footballing comeback in the over 40’s 11 a side as well. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Drinks by the Dram The Rum Advent Calendar

Drinks by the Dram The Rum Advent Calendar review by the fat rum pirateDrinks by the Dram The Rum Advent Calendar. Warning! This article contains spoilers. If you have bought this calendar and do not wish to know any of the contents. Stop reading now!

Re-visit your youth, minus the cheap nasty “chocolate”, with an Advent Calendar for grown ups. Not just ordinary Gin, Vodka or Whisk(e)y swilling grown ups though, proper sophisticated grown ups that imbibe only the finest of cane spirits. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Box

24 Days of Rum - The Original Rum Box Review by the fat rum pirate24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Box. Warning! This article contains spoilers. If you have bought this calendar and do not wish to know any of the contents. Stop reading now!

I would imagine the young child I once was would have given someone a very strange look had they suggested they would one day be writing about a Rum Advent Calendar. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Whisky Auctioneer becomes Rum Auctioneer – Press Release

Whisky Auctioneer Rum Auction 10th 20th May 2019Rum is rising through the ranks, experiencing a movement that is inspiring interest in premium, rare bottlings. To meet this demand, we have decided to launch a platform for this incredible spirit of its own to reach our loyal audience of serious rum enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

In our auction you can discover a rich array of old, rare and collectable rums from popular brands to forgotten producers. With over 500 lots to bid on, including some that have never been seen at auction before, we are sure that there is something for everyone to discover. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Premium Rum The Impossible Task? – Part Three

Premium Rum the fat rum pirate article bacardiFirstly many apologies for taking so long to finally write this piece. Links to the other parts of this article, will appear at the bottom of the screen. It has taken some prodding (thanks Lance) and some real thought, to finally complete this series of articles. Yes, two years is far too long to wait for this and I apologise. I hate leaving things unfinished. So I finally thought f*ck it I’ll just write what I think and see what happens. God knows I have done it plenty of times before. I’ll also apologise in case there is any repetition from previous articles. I do get carried away sometimes. So here goes….. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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