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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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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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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BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails
Feb24

BeetleCat’s Bringing Back Those Beach Bar Cocktails

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I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to beach bar cocktails so when I saw this article from Eater featuring a restaurant in Atlanta dead set on bringing back classic beach bar cocktails, I had to click on the link. According to the Eater article, BeetleCat, “an Asian-American seafood lounge paired with cocktails inspired by 1970s and 1980s beach culture,” is dedicated to bringing back long lost classic beach bar...

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Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday
Dec22

Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday

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The Christmas holiday can be a fun and joyous time but as we all know, the stress of hosting parties, buying gifts and the overall “busyness” that comes packaged with it like a gift under the Christmas tree can become a little cumbersome and overwhelming. Have no fear, Christmas warrior – that’s where rum comes in, cleverly obscured behind that frothy holiday concoction known as eggnog. “To tradition-steeped...

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13 Images of  Rum Cocktails to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day
Aug16

13 Images of Rum Cocktails to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day

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In case you didn’t know and needed another excuse to drink on this beautiful day, today is National Rum Day. As the unofficial spirit of the Caribbean, vacations to my favorite region in the world wouldn’t be complete without a belly full of rum punches and whatever other rum concoctions the locals come up with. It’s the dominant liquor of choice in the Florida Keys as well, which in all reality is the American...

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