In my early bartending days I used to work at a small, crafty cocktail place in Oxford called Raoul’s Bar. While I was there the menu had an excess of around 90 different drinks, so it would be only natural that a few of them might be overlooked by the general crowd – one of … More Recipe: The Bacardi Cocktail That Needs A Revival – Culross
Welcome to the first edition of The Rum Barrel Awards! For a while I was reluctant to make a sort of “rum of the year” post because it was already done by plenty of other people, but I decided I needed my own version so I had the idea to make it similar to a … More The Rum Barrel Awards 2022
Here’s a drink I instantly fell in love with the first time I tried it at one of the bars I used to work at. The hot buttered rum was considered to possess health benefits due to its warm and spicy nature – for example, even nowadays many of my fellow Eastern Europeans would drink … More Recipe: My Simple Hot Buttered Rum
Rum is the most diverse spirit in the world and exploring this mammoth category, while at times challenging, is something I’m really passionate about. There’s such a plethora of rum styles available in the world and consequently there are a mind-boggling number of flavours to choose from. I love experimenting with rum in various cocktails … More Article: 10 Cocktail Classics You Should Make With Rum!
Dry January is gone (for some) so many of you might be tempted to treat yourselves with a new bottle of rum – yes, you always need more rum! So following the format of previous budget rums list I decided to write an updated and well needed part II. Below you might find familiar brands, … More Article: My Top 10 Value For Money Rums – Part II
Firstly I would like to point out that I don’t fully agree with the white, golden, dark classification generally attributed to rum, I believe colour has little or even nothing to do with the flavour profile. Practices such as filtering aged distillate, or adding caramel colouring to unaged ones render this categorisation pretty much useless. … More Article: My 7 Favourite Daiquiri White Rums
This year brought a lot of great rums and I was very tempted to make a top, but after thinking about it I decided to go a different route – you can check my Top 3 featured on the RumCask website though. There are plenty of such articles out there, so I wanted to write … More Article: The Benevolence Of The Rum World
As a rum lover I’ll always dream to make my own product, but the lack of knowledge, distilling equipment and just money generally doesn’t really allow me, so I chose the next best thing: home infusion. If you followed me at all you’ll know I took part in the Chairman’s Spice Lab competition, and while … More Recipe: Make your own spiced rum!
As a fairly knowledgeable cocktail bartender I try and engage with customers as much as I can given the opportunity. Here’s a situation: A customer tells his friend that he loves rum.Me: Oh really, I love rum too, what do you usually drink?Customer: I love Kraken! At that point the rum enthusiast in me is … More Article: Is Your Favourite Rum A Rum?
During these uncertain times the online alcohol sales have gone through the roof, (I might’ve contributed to it myself) so, as a cocktail bartender and rum blogger, I decided to put together a list to guide anyone on a budget looking to put a/another bottle of rum in their spirits cabinet. Either for homemade drinks, … More Article: My Top 10 Value For Money Rums