Tag: Plantation rum

California Rumfest 2016

California Rum Festival 2016 in Pictures

To the uninitiated, a spirits festival, especially one focused on rum, might seem like an exercise in debauchery with faux pirates swinging from the chandeliers….

Ultimate Lagavulin Seminar, Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Tales of the Cocktail 2016: The Agony & the Ecstasy, in Pictures

“Are you going to Tales this year?” If you’re connected with the spirits and cocktail industry, it’s a question you’ll hear more than once in…

Paul McGee & Scotty Schuder, Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Launch Party in Pictures

It’s Wednesday, July 20th, the first full day of Tales of the Cocktail 2016. The line outside of the Orleans room at the Hotel Monteleone…

Plantation Rum OFTD Overproof

Plantation Launches New Blend – O.F.T.D. Overproof (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark)

In the lead up to (a particularly rum focused) Tales of the Cocktail 2016, after many months of speculation, French producer Plantation Rum today announced their newest…

Upcoming U.S. Rum Releases from Plantation, Cana Brava, Doorly’s, J.Wray, and more – Sept-Oct 2015

This posts is for my rum wonk compatriots who are always searching for new rumtastic beauties for their collection. In a prior post, I wrote…

A Wonky Guide to Finding Unreleased and Obscure Spirits

If you ask me for my favorite site for learning about new spirits releases, I’m almost positive the answer will surprise you. Sure, there are…

California Rum Fest 2015 and Rational Spirits Santeria Pre-Launch

It’s 10 PM on Saturday night and I’m standing in the dark by the side of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California….

Plantation Rums Brings Out the Rarities at Tales of the Cocktail 2015

The agony and ecstasy of Plantation Rums is a direct result of their many, many releases of rums purchased from distilleries around the world and…

Rumtastic Happenings at Tales of the Cocktail 2015

It’s 8:45 AM on the second full day of Tales of the Cocktail 2015, and I’m in bed, dreading the imminent alarm clock. Only a…

A Wonk’s First Trip to Tales of the Cocktail

It’s 11 PM, and after a long day, Mrs. Wonk and I are bone-tired. Yet we’re standing in a large courtyard in New Orleans where…

Minimalist Tiki: What you truly need to make the classics at home

What follows is the original Minimalist Tiki article that inspired the 2019 book of the same name. (Available at MinimalistTiki.com.) The popularity of this article…

Rummy Fun at Miami Rum Renaissance 2015

The annual Miami Rum Renaissance show is equal parts rum evangelism to the curious and family reunion for the hard-core rum crowd. Having inexplicably missed…