Spiced rum is experiencing its moment in the spotlight, with new brands appearing from all over the world. I’m always on the lookout for interesting rum concepts and a brand that piqued my interest was Don Picco e Figlie rum.
Inspired by Italian culture, Don Picco comes from the founder of Angioletti Italian cider, David Peek. I got in touch with Dave to find out more about Don Picco and here’s the story.
Being in a bar or a restaurant is transformative. Venues like that are an intersection of new cultures, communication, excitement and storytelling. Drinks play a vital role in creating these experiences and rum definitely gets the blood pumping.
Rum is one of my favourite drinks. But it’s not the only thing that floats my boat. I’m pleased to announce the launch of Drink To That, a newsletter for imbibing knowledge, celebrating the hospitality industry and providing content marketing tips for drink brands.
The rum revolution is alive and well in the UK and there’s lots of craft distilleries putting their own stamp on the category. One of the most exciting is God’s Own Rum, a brand with Northern soul and detailed distilling techniques.
The Rum Ration caught up with co-founders Campbell and Joe on the story behind God’s Own Rum and where they are taking the brand in the future.
Since starting The Rum Ration in 2020, I’ve loved being a part of a passionate community who’re determined to spread the gospel of rum far and wide. Along the way, it brought me into contact with Manchester rum liqueur brand Witch Kings Rum, who blend their love of rum with fantasy and bohemian culture.
This habit of combining different interests together is something I share and it’s led to a fun collaboration between myself and Witch Kings Rum to celebrate the launch of my debut horror novella AT THE DEAD OF DUSK.
A Pirate’s Life delves into the rum drinking habits of infamous pirates and the kind of bottles they’d stash away if they were alive today. This edition focuses on the Irishman Edward England, a pirate who was considered to be one of the more humane of his kind during The Golden Age of Piracy
Read on to find out about what kind of rum England would keep in his rum cabinet.
When not writing about rum, I moonlight as a horror author and I’m proud to say my debut horror novella AT THE DESK OF DUSK is now out in the world. Set in a grim dark wild west universe called The Frontier, AT THE DEAD OF DUSK follows the story of an infamous witch hunter called Clay McNab as he transports a young woman across the land to find her father.
Creating The Frontier has been a full challenge and of course rum plays an important part in the world. Read on to find out how rum is produced in The Frontier, how it stacks up to whisky and why it should be enjoyed!