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Tuesday 09 August, 2016

Finding the Perfect Rum? Diplomatico vs. Santiago De Cuba

It wasn’t that long ago that rum was a relatively downmarket spirit. Despite rum (or ron or rhum in its original languages) being the most popular alcohol worldwide, as recently as 15 years ago it was considered almost exclusively a mixing spirit—even in the smoother version that Bacardi originated in the late 1800s, supplanting most […]

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Friday 24 January, 2014

In The Doldrums of Winter? What Better Time to Talk Tiki!

We are in the depths of a Winter that has really been hitting hard, especially for my friends in the Midwest and East Coast. So what better time to talk about… Tiki drinks!? Well, yes, actually. The culture of Tiki is all about aspiring to tropical Polynesia (a fantasy one, at that)—not actually being there. […]

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Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Una Piña, Muchas Niñas: Bacardi Fusion Parties!

Yesterday, Bacardi held a roll-out event for its new Pineapple Fusion expression, which combines the flavors of pineapple and coconut in light rum, at the iconic/infamous Hollywood Roosevelt pool. As much as I’m inclined to dismiss any pre-flavored spirit (especially one easily synthesized with fresh ingredient at a typical bar), I can see how this […]