An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Introducing Don Picco Italian Spiced Rum

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.

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Calling All Kindred Spirits With The Drink To That Newsletter

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.

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Celebrating Northern Soul: The Story Of God’s Own Rum

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.

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A Pirate’s Life: Edward England

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. 

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Ron Piet 10-Year Review: Parrot Panamanian Rum Has Never Tasted So Good

The link between pirates and rum has been immortalised in popular culture, yet few stories tell of the connection between a pirate parrot and a bottle of grog. This is the kind of tale that’s told through Ron Piet 10-Year, an easy-sipping Panamanian rum bottled by the Knut Hansen gin distillery in Hamburg, Germany. 

So, come and learn about the voyage of a brigadier’s bird and the flavours of a rum that is sure to leave its mark on your tastebuds. 

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A Pirate’s Life: Howell Davis

Throughout the history of piracy, there’s been a cavalcade of colourful characters roaming the high seas and etching their names into legend. One such pirate was Howell Davis, who stood out for his ability to charm his targets and be a master of disguise.

With links to fellow pirates such as Edward England and Bartholmew ‘Black Bart’ Roberts, Davis kept illustrious company and his taste in rum would’ve been no different.

Let’s take a look at the rum brands Davis would enjoy if he were alive today.

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