Plantation Rum’s Golden Battle in the Fort
Aug17

Plantation Rum’s Golden Battle in the Fort

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I don’t know if the people behind the Plantation Rum cocktail competition at the Golden in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana planned to hold the event two days before National Rum Day but if they didn’t, I would just lie and claim that was the way they had it set up all along. It makes for a really cool story and a perfect tie in for this article so yeah, sure, that’s the way they planned it. After receiving over 100 submissions, the...

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Plantation Releases Old Fashioned Traditional Dark (O.F.T.D.) Rum
Jul26

Plantation Releases Old Fashioned Traditional Dark (O.F.T.D.) Rum

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Having been a fan of the rum expressions coming out of Plantation Rum for a few years now, it pretty much made my week when I discovered they had released their “Old Fashioned Traditional Dark” aged rum (O.F.T.D.) at the recent Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans. A blend of Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados rums and an overproof at 69%, the OFTD was created by Alexandre Gabriel, the master blender at Cognac Ferrand,...

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Beach Bar Playlist: Keith Sykes – “Come As You Are Beach Bar”
Jun17

Beach Bar Playlist: Keith Sykes – “Come As You Are Beach Bar”

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Anytime a tune debuts and includes the words “beach bar,” it’s going to grab my attention. “Come As You Are Beach Bar,” the latest ditty from Keith Sykes, has received positive feedback after appearing in the rotation at Radio Margaritaville, even warranting a tweet shout out from Radio M’ville’s JD Spradlin as it topped the Trop Rock charts this week at Radio A1A. Mr. Sykes isn’t a stranger to the trop rock scene, having written...

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Sipping and Spitting – The Life of a Cocktail Judge
May18

Sipping and Spitting – The Life of a Cocktail Judge

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A couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of judging my first cocktail competition. Hosted by Wine Down Tastings & Tapas and Old Forester, the evening featured five bartenders coming up with their best cocktail creations. Being one of three judges, I was given the opportunity of sampling five different concoctions, each one unique in its own way but all of them delicious, and then making a subjective call on what the best drink...

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Fox’s New Show “Coupled” Comes to Anguilla and I Freak Out
May17

Fox’s New Show “Coupled” Comes to Anguilla and I Freak Out

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Anguilla is one of those islands you travel to and when you discover its beauty, you’re tempted to just keep it to yourself and not tell another living soul about it. After all, its beaches, despite being world-renown, are practically empty, even during the high season and its famous beach bars don’t require standing in a line of loud drunk tourists simply to place your order for one of the many rum punch varieties available across...

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Plantation Rum Sweeps Awards At 2016 RumXP Competition in Miami
Apr21

Plantation Rum Sweeps Awards At 2016 RumXP Competition in Miami

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PLANTATION RUM SWEEPS THE AWARDS: The Most Awarded Rum At 2016 RumXP Competition! Portfolio Wins Eight Gold Medals And One Best In Class Award   Chateau de Bonbonnet, Ars, France (April 2016) – Plantation Rum walked away the big winners again from the 2016 RumXP International Tasting Competition, this year held on April 15-17 at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. Eight Plantation Rum marques were entered and we are extremely proud to...

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