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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

An Interview with Robert A Burr

ROBERT A BURRToday we have an interview with one of the most recognisable personalities in the Rum World – Robert A Burr.

In the online world Robert is responsible for publishing Rob’s Rum Guide and the National Rum Examiner

In the real world together with his wife Robin and son Robert V Burr , Robert hosts and organises the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival the largest gathering of rum lovers in the world. They also host the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise, an adventure for rum enthusiasts to visit distilleries and rum shops on many islands. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Gunpowder Rum? – An Interview with BH Simpson

S&O's Gunpowder RumAlthough this may sound gimmicky, there is a history of Gunpowder and Rum.  Not just in the sense that rum had to be “Gunpowder Proof” but also, in that like the recipe for this, Gunpowder was indeed added to rum!

This may sound slightly mad and at times this interview will reveal the slight craziness of its creator BH Simpson.  However, as this interview will reveal there is method to his madness. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Neil Mathieson – Mezan Rum

Mezan RumAs Managing Director of the self styled “untouched rum” Neil Mathieson has set the bar high in terms of expectation.

Over the past few years a debate has focused around the practice of adding sugar and other additives during the production of rum.  For many such alterations are viewed as entirely unacceptable. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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