Barbados & St. Lucia
February 19, 2013
From Seattle to Berlin and San Francisco to Grenada our members regularly hold rum events. We enjoy teaching and sharing what we know in hopes of growing people’s appreciation and love of rum.
The International Rum Council is available as a group and as individual representatives to assist with rum festivals and tasting competitions, marketing campaigns, brand development and determining rum flavor profiles.
Each of our members go to the source in order to learn about rum and also about the craftsmanship and culture of the country producing it. We attend and judge most major events.
Today, we are fortunate that there are many events happening around the world called, “Rum Festivals”. They sell themselves on their name. Sometimes, they hold true to their namesake; sometimes they do not. Not surprisingly, people get excited about the Rum part, I mean, seriously, who doesn’t? To read the full article, click here.
From Part 1, the interview continues…. Rum in Focus Nick: Nature vs. Nurture; Jamaica vs. London: Of Jamaican lineage, but born and bred in London, England. London, one of the most sophisticated cocktail scenes. Jamaica, like many Caribbean islands, very over-proof, simple mixed drinks. These are kind of contrasting styles, maybe geographical-based styles. Do you feel […]
A trip to Trinidad for the Angostura Global Cocktail Competition 2014 was an experience by itself. During the week of festivities, I managed to catch up with Ian Burrell, not only one of the judges of the competition, but also, the Global Rum Ambassador. Big name, right? It’s not a title fit for just anyone. […]