|Center: Captain Jack (aka Rick Martinez)|
Bottom Right: Pepin Argamasilla
Dead men tell no tales and I've returned from Nassau with some highlights of this epic three day Festival. Feel free to grab a glass of your favorite rum, open another browser window and turn up the volume on the short video below for those pirates at heart!
Rum was well-mixed, but far from hidden at Festival Rum Bahamas. To find the next potation, one only had to choose whether to go left or right, up or down. There were rum & food lectures at the lookout up top and blind rum tastings in the dungeon below. I doubt Captain Jack had to say, "Why is the Rum Gone?" and mean it at this party. Let's take a look at a small sample of the rum booths where one could find quality cocktails and generous samples. Try it and if you like, you could buy a bottle to take home before you leave! Rumtastic!!
|AFROHEAD Rum 7 year|
AFROHEAD Rum, is a relatively new brand from Harbour Island, Bahamas, and with its impressive new logo and charming character, generated much attention. Crowds gathered around this conversation starter and everyone wanted to get a taste of their two aged expressions. If you don't know it yet, you will soon...
Let's head south to Panama. How about a little taste of Ron Abuelo?
In a prime location, the local John Watling's Rum was offering their full line of rums and more. John Watling's Rum Distillery is also nearby and definitely worth a visit.
|John Watling's Rum Booth|
The Plantation Rum stand never disappoints.
They proudly display their well-deserved medals and a beautiful line-up of unique blends and vintages.
Rum Connection and International Rum Council co-founder) brought out the smiles of quite a few on their rum education journey (see photo above & right).
In addition to the public educational tasting, each of the brands that entered the competition were on display with their medals.
Here's a few to note for your next shopping trip.
|Ron Abuelo 7yr, Ron de Jeremy, Plantation Nicaragua 2003|
|Ron Abuelo 12yr, Plantation 20th Annivesary, El Dorado 15yr|
For more on the tasting competition and results, Rum Connection has the details.
Bacardi, with its rich history in the Bahamas, could not be missed.
Tucked away and relaxed, enter Ron Zacapa...
At the end of the day (or beginning), if you could find a table or a few inches of elbow room at the bar, Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros was in full effect.
Stay tuned for the next article of the series, Festival Rum Bahamas 2015: The Food