August 5, 2019

Tonight was a heady and fun look into the use of overproof rum. Trying each rum straight was a intense way to try the rums but it enabled us to see the complexity of each rum without dilution. It's a shame in many ways that we take such pure and beautiful spirits from...

July 31, 2017

A great day at Peg Leg talking about what it means to be a rum in the Navy.

It's always interesting to consider that sailor's were not only drinking a pint of rum each day, but that it had to be a overproof rum with a high ABV to ensure that if the rum seeped into the g...

April 17, 2017

An interesting SRC session on the idea of dark rum as a category. We invited Mitch Wilson from Plantation Rum and Pete Rosser from Goslings to discuss the nature of this style. Gosling's brought a beautiful culture and heritage to light and a history of blending rums o...

February 27, 2017

It was truly inspiring looking at the heritage behind the Bacardi, Matusalem & Santa Teresa. These brands have certainly created a Spanish culture around rum, or ron might be more appropriate. While from completely separate nations we see a familiar focus on family and...

September 5, 2016

For a first session back at Rum Club we decided to do some special. We wanted to give alittle something back to the community. As such we held Sydney Rum Club on International Charity Day and invited rum brands that are involved in charities both locally and abroad.

It...

November 25, 2015

Fantastic to meet the guys from Beenleigh and see all the new ranges from Beenleigh. Australian rum is coming along way. I hope we see more and more from this Australian local producers.

April 5, 2015

There's something undeniably beautiful about a sweet creamy rum cocktail served out of a pineapple. But is it really just about the drink? A Pina Colada is more about an experience and possibly a memory of good times much like rum. They remind us of holidays on tropica...

March 1, 2015

 

When we talk about different flavours whether it be light floral notes or heavier rich molasses , we are often actually noting the effects of different distillation techniques. Many spirits use a single method, because rum was developed by different colonies it has me...

February 1, 2015

Feel like your getting old? Imagine sitting in a wooden barrel in the Caribbean heat for a few years. Ageing any spirit is a difficult and expensive process. For rum, these problems are compounded tenfold over other spirits given the proximity of the nearest cooperage...

January 5, 2014

 

Rum invokes the fun in us all, no other spirit can enjoy such diversity and still have such a strong attachment to the little island it was made on or the culture of the people that made it. Rum isn’t made by the British, French or the Spanish it’s made by all of th...

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