I get many emails from you rum folks about what rum do i recommend to take home from your vacation in the Dominican Republic. I decided to write down a list of my rare favorites just to make your decisions easier. I understand that most of the time you cant take home more than 3-4 bottles due to the customs, but you never know if you find all of those on the list so its better to have more to choose from than having extra space left.
The following history is from a document i received from Oliver & Oliver which was published on my previous rum blogs back in 2010. Since its history there is no need to change things. I can only add that they are successfully collecting international rum awards till this day.
Part of my Europe rum trip was also a visit to Czech Republic’s capital – Prague. I was invited by my fellow rum friend Pedro Ortiz to make a presentation on Dominican Rums. Without any time wasted thinking about it I agreed right away. I always say that Dominican rum is one of the best rums in the world and it would be a sin not to try it. We were lucky enough to get the help from the Dominican consulate in Prague, which provided original Dominican food during the whole tasting. It was a great rum themed day i want to thank everybody for coming and tasting the true spirit of the Caribbean.
And the month of Rum Festivals officially started! October being the craziest month of them all being full with Rum Fest Berlin, Bar Convent Berlin, London Cocktail Week and the UK Rum Fest. Lots to see and lots to drink. I went to Berlin and this is what i remember.
The Rum Rennaisance Festival 2012 took place in Miami in the Deauville Beach Resort. Rum judges from all around the globe gathered together again to taste the best rums in the world. We tasted rum from as far as Australia or Madagascar.