Rum connoisseur interview of the week:    ALEXANDRE GABRIEL  Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France  and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados
May04

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE GABRIEL Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE GABRIEL Owner & Master Blender at MAISON FERRAND in France  and WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY in Barbados   1) Who is Alexandre GABRIEL? I am the owner and Master Blender of MAISON FERRAND in France and WEST INDIES RUM in Barbados. I am trained as a Master Blender in Cognac and have been running the venerable Maison Ferrand for 28 years. 2) What made you fall in love with rum and...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week:  JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY  Auther, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29
Apr27

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY Auther, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY Author, Tiki Expert, Historian and Owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29   1) Who is Jeff “BEACHBUM” Berry? Beginning in 1994, I published a series of books about the long-lost recipes of the American tiki drink’s golden age, which lasted from the Depression to the Disco era.  Many of these recipes were closely guarded trade secrets...

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Rum connoisseur Interview of the Week:  ANDREW BOHRER  Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest
Apr20

Rum connoisseur Interview of the Week: ANDREW BOHRER Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ANDREW BOHRER Bartender, writer, illustrator and legend living in the Pacific Northwest   1) Who is Andrew Bohrer? Andrew Bohrer dipsographs in a surly fashion at andrewbohrer.com, various drinky periodicals like Bar Magazine, PUNCH or Seattle Met and recently authored The Best Shots You’ve Never Tried: 100+ Intoxicating Oddities You’ll Actually Want to Put Down, a book that he did not...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week:  PHILIP GILLIER Export Manager for Rhum CLEMENT, Rhum JM and Saint Lucia Distillers.
Apr13

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: PHILIP GILLIER Export Manager for Rhum CLEMENT, Rhum JM and Saint Lucia Distillers.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: PHILIP GILLIER Export Manager for Rhum CLEMENT, Rhum JM and Saint Lucia Distillers.   1) Who is Philip GILLIER? I am the Export Manager for Rhum Clément, Rhum J.M & Saint Lucia Distillers (Chairman’s Reserve, Admiral Rodney…) looking after Northern & Southern Europe markets. My job consists in spreading rum education while developing our brands on the international scene by...

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Rum Connoisseur Interview of the Week:  ALISON BARTROP Rum aficionado, representative and passionate promoter.
Apr06

Rum Connoisseur Interview of the Week: ALISON BARTROP Rum aficionado, representative and passionate promoter.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALISON BARTROP Rum aficionado, representative and passionate promoter.   1) Who is Alison Bartrop? Australian by birth, almost Scottish by citizenship (with some stops along the way in Asia, the US and beyond). Edinburgh based, I got into the industry by working in an old man’s pub. The most glamorous bottle we had was Balvenie Double Wood and it fascinated me, how flavor could be...

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Rum Connoisseur Interview of the Week: JOSHUA SINGH Co-founder of Danish producer, importer, and distributor of Rum 1423
Mar30

Rum Connoisseur Interview of the Week: JOSHUA SINGH Co-founder of Danish producer, importer, and distributor of Rum 1423

Rum Connoisseur Interview of the Week: JOSHUA SINGH Co-founder of Danish producer, importer, and distributor of Rum 1423   1) Who is Joshua Singh? Joshua was born in Odense, Denmark 33 years ago. I didn’t enter the rum business until 2008 but spent my years after school in the Danish newspaper business. Initially starting out as a whisky drinker, today I am the co-founder of Danish producer, importer, and distributor of rum 1423....

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