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SBS x UK Rum Club Summer Charity Pack Release

For those of you who perhaps aren’t members of the group, as well as running this website, I am also one of the admins of The UK Rum Club. This is a Facebook group which run along with Steven James of Rum Diaries Blog. This is a group which focuses more on Rum without Additives, than most others around at the moment. Please feel free to join as it will allow you access to this exciting bottling coming in the Summer.

SBS x UK Rum Club Summer Charity Pack Release

It’s time to look towards our next 4 x 200ml bottle pack and again it will have a charity donation.

We haven’t fully decided upon the charities yet but we do know the pack contents

Each pack will contain the following:

Jamaica – Hampden HGML Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Rum of the Year 2020 – Winner

Rum of the Year 2020 - Shortlist by the fat rum pirateRum of the Year 2020 – Winner. There are numerous Rum Awards ceremonies. Proudly declaring to have found “The Best Rum in the World”. This particular award makes no such claims.

There is no commercial incentive for my award of “Rum of the Year”. No stickers or medals to be awarded. It’s very much the opinion of one amateur Rum Enthusiast. This is merely a bit of fun. I do not think I am the Jim Murray of the Rum World! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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Cachaca of the Year 2020

Cachaca of the Year 2020 rum cachaca review by the fat rum pirateCachaca of the Year 2020. For our first Cachaca of the Year, I willl not name a shortlist, I will just announce which cachaca I enjoyed the most this year.  To be honest (and shame on you all) the reviews of cachaca I do, just don’t generate the same kind of interest that my usual rum reviews do. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Rum of the Year 2020 – Shortlist

Rum of the Year 2020 - Shortlist by the fat rum pirateRum of the Year 2020 – Shortlist. Now, we all know 2020 didn’t really go as we all might have expected. I’m not going to go too much into that here. I think we are all probably sick of hearing about it. I know I am.

Instead, we’ll just focus on all the great rum that came available in 2020. Luckily I haven’t been impacted by COVID-19 or the impending finalisation of Brexit, so far at least, in terms of available rum purchases. Some releases have been delayed but despite this, we still have a damned good shortlist for Rum of the Year 2020. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

The UK Rum Club x SBS Release

As a few readers may be aware, I am one of the Founders and Admins of The UK Rum Club which is a Facebook Group with around 2600 members. We focus on pure rums over spiced, flavoured or doctored products

Along with our first release due out in the next month or so which is a Chairman’s Reserve bottling in conjunction with Royal Mile Whiskies, we have recently announced a collaboration with S.B.S Single Barrel Selection Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Kevin Beament and Donna Waite – Craft Rum Club

An Interview with Kevin Beament and Donna Waite - Craft Rum Club by the fat rum pirateHere we have another Lockdown Interview. Also another interview with UK based Rum Enthusiasts – Kevin Beament and Donna Waite of the Craft Rum Club.

Over the past few years a number of online subscription services have popped up. The Craft Rum Club offers the best of both worlds in that you can sign up to a Spiced Rum subscription (stop booing at the back) or a Craft Rum Subscription. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

An Interview with Karen Hoskin – Montanya Distillers

An Interview with Karen Hoskin - Montanya Distillers by the fat rum pirateAn Interview with Karen Hoskin – Montanya Distilers. The World Wide Web throws up all kinds of opportunities for a blogger. So here I am compiling an interview with none other than Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers, Colorado in the US of A.

I have actually met Karen (at last years London Rumfest) and Karen was also present at the first European Online Rum Festival earlier this year. I decided to revive the interviews during lockdown to try and help out less “established” brands and those who are just getting their feet here in the UK. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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