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A Tour of the Caribbean Rum Tasting set for Jan. 27

Craft cocktail specialists The Straw Hat Barmen will present A Tour of the Caribbean, a themed rum tasting, at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Eau Gallie. The ticketed event will introduce guests to delicious rums from around the region, followed by a craft-cocktail happy hour. Guests will learn about the differences between diverse spirits while […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Rum warms up the holidays

October unleashed an onslaught of pumpkin spiced drink and food items. The news jokes daily that the pumpkin spice craze must be stopped. But I say bring it on, find more ways to use it. I infused rum with fresh baked pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. It definitely leans on the desert end of the […]

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Defining what it means to be an ‘authentic’ Caribbean rum

When countries have a food product that they feel is particularly special, they will often implement an appellation system to define and protect this product from others who may try to copy it. This system ensures that when you buy Modena Balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese or even a Melton Mowbray pork pie, you know you […]

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Sipping around the world at Rum Renaissance 2015

After a few days of recovery and reflection, we have come down from the lovely cloud of rum we floated upon for three days in Miami. The Straw Hat Barmen had the pleasure of attending the largest rum festival in the world. Rum Renaissance is held every year in Miami. It attracts people from many […]

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