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Drink Category: Cocktails

WIRSPA CHAIRMAN KOMAL SAMAROO: ON THE RECORD

During a recent trip to Guyana, we interviewed WIRSPA Chairman Komal Samaroo. What follows are his thoughts on the WIRSPA, including its role in the rum world, its past and its future.
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The Road To WIRSPA – A Cocktail Wonk Story

An overview of WIRSPA by Matt Pietrek, aka Cocktail Wonk
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Keep the Bajan Punch in Your Back Pocket

The best drinks are usually the simple ones; the ones the locals drink in sessions, one right after the other. Whether that’s a Pastis in Southern France, a Sazerac in New Orleans, or a Long Island Iced Tea …on the Jersey Shore. My current favorite example of that idea is the Bajan Punch, from Barbados (that’s right, “BAY-sian”, not Barbadian). It’s a drink every bartender should understand and have in their back pocket for that customer looking for a simple, refreshing classic.
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REAL TRAINING IN THE HOME OF TRUE RUM

In 2013 we launched the first ever Authentic Caribbean Rum Certification Programme for bartenders and trade professionals. 6 spirits experts from Europe went to Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, Trinidad and Guyana to meet rum producers and brand owners as well as WIRSPA representatives and people involved with rum production.
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Win a trip to Jamaica with Authentic Caribbean Rum


·      Show how much you know about true rum and visit one of the rum capitals of the world: Jamaica.

·      The trip will include educational visits to world-famous distilleries and tasting of beautiful Authentic Caribbean Rums.

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The Ultimate Rum Certification: the Authentic Caribbean Rum winners’ trip to the Caribbean

After delivering more than 110 Rum Certification sessions in over 10 countries, a group of 10 trade professionals won the honour to travel to the Caribbean to receive in-depth sessions and hold intensive discussions with Authentic Caribbean Rum producers. 

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Bar Convent Berlin – 2015

The Bar Convent Berlin is one of the leading trade fairs of the bar and hospitality industry and the European and international beverage industry. The event will be back this year on the 6th and 7th of October and according to Heldum Adam, co-founder of Bar Convent Berlin, “it’s about both products from the local markets in which the show is held, and also about international brands trying to get into these markets” as featured in his interview for The Spirits Business.
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From San Francisco to Montreal, September’s schedule for Authentic Caribbean Rum

The California Rum Fest is coming up, and Authentic Caribbean Rum will be back in San Francisco. H. Joseph Ehrmann will represent the Marque at a Masterclass on Saturday12th between 2.30 and 4.30pm.  

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