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Manchester Rum Festival 3rd June 2017

Manchester Rum Festival Press ReleaseRUM AT THE READY FOR MANCHESTER’S FIRST   Manchester’s first ever rum festival is coming to town this year, thanks to freelance drinks curator Dave Marsland, aka the Drinks Enthusiast.   Located at Revolución De Cuba, the festival will be held on Saturday 3rd June, and will boast over 40 types of rum including Bacardi, Chairman’s Reserve, Diplomático, Sailor Jerry and Mezan. Brunches, afterparties and shenanigans galore will mean it’ll be a Caribbean affair from dusk ’til dawn.   Tickets cost £15 for the festival (brunches and afterparties not included) which runs from 12pm-5pm, and include a welcome drink by sponsor Coco Re’al, along with a taster from each of the 15 stalls as you work your way round exploring the top brands.   And if that’s not enough booze for you, a team of mixologists and brand ambassadors will be on hand at the cocktail bar serving up a selection of rum cocktail favourites.*   Dave Marsland said “Rum is a staple within the Manchester bar scene, especially with the popularity of venues such as Revolución De Cuba, so I wanted to celebrate it! There’s so many incredible rum brands I felt the best way to celebrate them would be with a festival.    The festival will host entertainment, themed food and drinks offers and gifts, so we really are going all out, plus there’ll be events running throughout the day to get everyone in Manchester involved. I’m just looking forward to meeting guests on the day and seeing how popular the already much-loved brands become.”   Details for brunches and afterparties and further rum promotions will be announced soon, but here’s how to purchase your ticket to the main festival –   www.manchesterrumfestival.com/whats-on    *Prices not included in ticket, this is a normal bar operation.   For a full list of exhibitors, please visit https://manchesterrumfestival.com/exhibitors/    

Rum of the Year 2016

the fat rum pirate rum of the year 2016 review blogger rum awardIn a world dominated by click bait “lists” we will keep things very simple.  Each year we will award ONE rum as our Rum of the Year. 

The rum which will be crowned as Rum of the Year must have been released that year.  It also must be commercially available to the average rum consumer.  Any rums which were available prior to 2016 are ineligible.  Likewise any bottlings that were extremely limited or are unavailable as of today are also out. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Premium Rum The Impossible Task? – Part Two

premium rum the impossible task part two by the fat rum pirateIn the first part of this series we touched upon how rums are labelled.  I used an example to show how confusing it can be to determine a Premium rum.

Marketing and packaging play a huge role in what the end consumer buys.  No matter who you are, you will encounter and be influenced by marketing at some stage.  Even if you think you aren’t. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Golden Rum Barrel Awards – Winners 2016

The Golden Rum Barrel Awards are a celebration of 10 years of the London UKGolden Rum Barrel Awards 2016 by the fat rum pirate Rumfest, ran by Global Rum Ambassador Ian A V Burrell.

The Golden Rum Barrel Awards celebrated the stars of the rum industry with a 3 course rum dinner at the Kensington Crowne Plaza Hotel last night (23rd October 2016

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Golden Rum Barrel Awards – Nominees 2016

Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2016 by the fat rum pirateLast night I was surprised to be told that the site had been nominated for an award.  The Golden Rum Barrel Awards are a celebration of 10 years of the London UK Rumfest, ran by Global Rum Ambassador Ian A V Burrell.

The Golden Rum Barrel Awards celebrates the stars of the rum industry with a 3 course rum dinner at the Kensington Crowne Plaza Hotel. It’s the UK RumFest’s 10th show so this year’s awards will focus on 10 years of rum achievers. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

R. St Barth – New UK Distributor

R St Barth rhum dave marsland agricoleDave Marsland aka Drinks Enthusiast is Brand Ambassador for Chairman’s Reserve rum, here in the UK. So (like me) he knows a decent r(h)um when he sees one. Here is a little news on another rum brand he is working his magic on.

R. St Barth Announces Bohemian Brands Distribution

R. St Barth has changed distribution after 4 years in the UK market. Emerging distribution company Bohemian Brands of London, is a new fit for R. St Barth due to its focus on small batch, leading brands. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Premium Rum The Impossible Task? – Part One

Premium Rum the impossible task rum review by the fat rum pirateThe Oxford English Dictionary notes a number of uses and meanings for the word Premium.  In the context of this article the meaning is as follows

“Relating to or denoting a commodity of superior quality and therefore a higher price”

Which is pretty simple and easy to understand.  So lets take a look at a few Premium rums.  In this scenario the word is defined by the fact the rum itself promotes itself as Premium, on its bottle. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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