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An Interview with Nicholas Pullen – Top Beverages Limited

An Interview with Nicholas Pullen - Top Beverages LimitedAn Interview with Nicholas Pullen – Top Beverages Limited.

Late last year I reviewed a CBD (Cannabidiol) Infused Spiced Rum from Top Beverages Limited. Co-owner Nicholas Pullen has kindly agreed to answer some questions I posed of him. At the moment here in the UK we are in a lockdown, courtesy of COVID-19. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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An Interview with Peter Holland

An Interview with Peter Holland by the fat rum pirateAn Interview with Peter Holland. Normally when conducting an interview (and it has been a while) I note what their rum “connection” is in the title. With Peter that was going to make for a very long title, so instead we’ll just let Peter tell us all about his numerous roles in the UK and Global Rum Scene. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Nils Van Rijn The Duchess Independent Bottler

An Interview with Nils Van Rijn The Duchess Independent Bottler by the fat rum pirateAn Interview with Nils Van Rijn The Duchess Independent Bottler

Over the past year or so a new Independent Rum Bottler has come to many Rum Enthusiasts attention. The bottler, The Duchess have made great waves with their attention to detail, both in terms of the design and presentation of their rums but more importantly due to the high standard of their offerings. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Mark Reynier – Renegade Rum

An Interview with Mark Reynier Renegade Rum by the fat rum pirateBoth the names of Mark Reynier and Renegade Rum may already be familiar to many of you readers. Undoubtedly more famous in the Whisk(e)y world than in the world of Rum Mark Reynier, has built a reputation for being a bit of a maverick.

Best known for his stint as CEO of Bruichladdich. He resurrected the abandoned distillery and soon Bruichladdich was famous for its exotic (at the time) wine cask finished whiskies. Reynier himself was gaining a reputation as an innovator and spoke of “terroir” in whisky way before such things became trendy. He also succeeded in pissing off the Scotch Whisky Association along the way as well. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Edgar Harden – The Old Spirits Company

An Interview with Edgar Harden Old Spirits Company by the fat rum pirateA while back I reviewed a Royal Navy rum from prior to Black Tot Day.  I was able to do this by buying a sample from The Old Spirits Company.

The Old Spirits Company is ran by spirits and cocktail enthusiast Edgar Harden.  It offers buyers the chance to buy scarce and hard to find bottlings from years gone by.  The Old Spirits Company sells aged spirits as in bottled a long time ago rather than distilled a long time ago.  Though in some instances both does apply! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Serge Valentin – Whiskyfun.com

Serge Valentin an interview with by the fat rum pirateSome but maybe not all of you, will be familiar with Serge Valentin.  Serge runs the extremely popular whisky website Whisky Fun.  In recent years Serge has begun seeking out “Malternatives” often in the shape of rum.

Serge’s pocket sized reviews and commitment to the website mean that he publishes hundreds of notes every month. New reviews are published pretty much on a daily basis.  Accurate, interesting tasting notes and an almost immediate assessment has ensured the sites popularity. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Dave Broom – Author of Rum

Interview with Dave Broom the fat rum pirateIn the Rum world Dave Broom is famous for his coffee table opus “Rum” which is a staple publication for most rum enthusiasts.  I myself have been influenced in particular by the reviews contained in the book.

In addition to his responsibilities as contributing editor of Whisky Magazine and editor in chief of its Japanese sister title, Broom is a columnist and taster for US publication Whisky Advocate, as well as writing for German’s Mixology, China’s Drink! and French magazines Fine Spirits and Ginger. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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