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An Interview with Kit Carruthers – Ninefold Distillery

An Interview with Kit Carruthers - Ninefold Distillery by the fat rum pirateAn Interview with Kit Carruthers – Ninefold Distillery.

The Ninefold Distillery has only been active for just over a year. I have gotten to know Kit over the past year or so, through other Scottish Rum Producers such as Ross Bradley (Sugar House Rum) and Collin Van Schayk (J. Gow Rum).

Between them they are producing some of the best “home grown” rum in the British Isles. I have reviewed rum from all three of the above brands. I would heartily recommend reading over my reviews and perhaps picking up a bottle or two to try. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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

Rum Blogging – A Blogger’s Perspective

Rum Blogging - A Blogger's Perspective Article by the fat rum pirateRum Blogging – A Blogger’s Perspective. Starting this blog was one of the most challenging, yet rewarding things I have done in my adult life. The first thing which became immediately apparent to me was that my general grammar and ability to actually write something, had slipped considerably. I had after all left Full Time Education some18 years prior. It is still far from perfect! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

RumCask Presents: The World’s First European Online Rumfest May 23rd 2020

RumCask Presents: The World's First European Online Rumfest May 23rd 2020RumCask Presents: The World’s First European Online Rum Festival

As we continue to innovate and bring you more fantastic events, RumCask are proud to announce the World’s First European Online Rum Festival!

On Saturday 23rd May from 4pm till 10pm (BST) we will be hosting two ‘festival rooms’ where presenters from many brands will be joining us for their allocated time slots to speak about their rums and then take on a Q & A segment from our guests. Some of the brands that will be joining us will include Don Q, Montanya, Rhum Damoiseau, Plantation, Ron Artesano and many more. Stay tuned for the full list of speakers and the timetable which will be released over social media in the coming days. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Wester Spirit Co. Hand Sanitiser and Limited Edition Rum – Press Release

Wester Spirit Co. have released their first white rum as a limited edition bottle to help support production of hand sanitiser for front line key workers. 3 weeks ago the distillery switched production from rum to hand sanitiser. So far Wester has donated over 700 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitiser to front line key workers across Glasgow. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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

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