Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Lance Thomas – Owners of Black Bart Navy Rum brand & Chairman-CEO The Great British Trading Company
Nov03

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Lance Thomas – Owners of Black Bart Navy Rum brand & Chairman-CEO The Great British Trading Company

Lance Thomas Owners of Black Bart Navy Rum brand & Chairman-CEO The Great British Trading Company 1) Who is Lance Thomas Of Welsh heritage, I was born in California into a family of sailors. Some of my very first memories were off sailing with my father and two older brothers in Newport harbor. When we weren’t sailing, we were working on my father’s boat. When we moved to San Diego in 1955, we had a much larger harbor to navigate....

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4 Rums to celebrate Thanksgiving
Nov01

4 Rums to celebrate Thanksgiving

For the week of Thanksgiving, TheRumLab wants to share 4 rums that will fit perfectly with that delicious food &/or joyful moments with friends & family. Each month we will shine a light on some great rums for you to add to your collection, in a season for them to shine! Fall has fell, and the chill is setting building to the holidays. This is the time of year to be thankful, caring and sharing our hearts and time the people...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Aaron Bergh – President, Master Distiller and Commander in mischief at Calivore Spirits!
Oct28

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Aaron Bergh – President, Master Distiller and Commander in mischief at Calivore Spirits!

Aaron Bergh President, Master Distiller and Commander in mischief at Calivore Spirits!   1) Who is Aaron Bergh I’m a 24-year-old SoCal native who got into distilling as a hobby. I grew up in Ventura county and moved to San Luis Obispo where I studied crop science and wine and viticulture at Cal Poly. Before and during college I worked in various jobs in agriculture and always had a steady supply of overripe fruit like...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Export Sales Manager for Worthy Park Estate producers of RumBar Rums.
Oct21

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Export Sales Manager for Worthy Park Estate producers of RumBar Rums.

  Alexander Kong     Export Sales Manager for Worthy Park Estate producers of RumBar Rums.   1) Who is Alexander Kong I’ll give you the short version – born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario Canada; I moved back to my “ parental” (both my mother and father’s side are from Jamaica) homeland after graduating from the University of Guelph where I majored in Hospitality. Over the course of the next 10 years, I worked through...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Kevin Upthegrove – The creator and voice behind ‘5 Minutes of Rum’! Also, an enthusiast and advocate of fine rum and rum cocktails!
Oct14

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: Kevin Upthegrove – The creator and voice behind ‘5 Minutes of Rum’! Also, an enthusiast and advocate of fine rum and rum cocktails!

      Pictures by: Brian Di Maggio Kevin Upthegrove     The creator and voice behind ‘5 Minutes of Rum’! Also, an enthusiast and advocate of fine rum and rum cocktails!   1) Who is Kevin Upthegrove? Kevin Upthegrove is the voice behind the completely inaccurately named podcast: 5 Minutes of Rum. The 5 Minutes of Rum podcast is now in its 4th year of letting listeners know that fine rums and delicious cocktails are...

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