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"Got Rum?" 2014 Archives

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December 2014

From the Editor- "End of Year Wrap-Up" by Luis Ayala.
 
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Brugal XV Ron Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Dancing Pines Cask Barrel Aged Rum, Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum and Facundo Exquisito Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

The Rum University- The Rum University's next class will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the Moonshine University. Sign up today for the Early Bird Special! Space is limited and seats are going fast.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 12) and shares with us a recipe called Royal Punch, from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.

Rum Lab- The Rum University answers the question about wether or not one should heat up their rum.

Holiday Hot Rum Cocktails- Here are a few warm cocktails to help you through this winter season.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, brings us the story behind “The Sugar (and Rum) Lobby”.

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview- Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine interviews the "Got Rum?" Team.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "I Love the Smell of Cigars & Rum in the Morning" where he pairs up a Caroni 12 year old rum with a Churchill Perdom Cigar from the Champagne Sun Grown line.

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November 2014

From the Editor- "Approaching the Finish Line" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring The Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum and Origenes Reserva Especial 18 Years Old, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Rum Library-  Book review of "The Essential Book of Fermentation" written by Jeff Cox, review by Margaret Ayala, Publisher.

The Rum University- The Rum University's next class will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the Moonshine University. Sign up today for the "Early Bird Special"!

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 11) and shares with us a recipe called Hot Brandy and Rum Punch, from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.

The Importance of Sugar- Some fun and interesting facts about Sugar.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, brings us the story behind “Punch”.

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview- Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine interviews Ms. Maggie Campbell, Head Distiller for Privateer Rum.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "The Essence of Aging" where he pairs up a Dos Maderas 5+5 rum with a Camacho Triple Maduro Robusto Cigar.

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October 2014

From the Editor- "Sugar's Bitter Journey" by Luis Ayala.
 
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Pumpkin Face Reserve Rum and Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.
 
Spooky Cocktails-  Some great Halloween cocktails.
 
The Rum University- The Rum University's next class will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the Moonshine University.
 
Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 10) and shares with us a recipe called Pine-Apple Punch, from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.
 
Upcoming Rum Event- the 4th German Rum Festival will be held in Berlin October 4th-5th, 2014.
 
The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, talks about “Rum and Wellness in XVIII Century Britain”.
 
Rum in the News- Our contributing writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.
 
Exclusive Interview- Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine interviews Ms. JoAnn Elardo, Founder of Cape Spirits Inc., producers of Wicked Dolphin Rum.
 
Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "The Walking Dead Pairing" where he and Luis Felipe Cruz pair up their Rocky Patel cigars with their Zombie cocktail.

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September 2014

From the Editor- "Rum, The Noble Spirit" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Real McCoy 3 Year Old Rum and Siesta Key Spiced Rum Distiller’s Reserve, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Sugarcane, Nutrition and Health-  A few fun facts about Sugarcane.

Louisiana Sugar Facts- Some facts about sugar from Louisiana.

Rum Library- Margaret Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?", reviews "Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History" written by Bill Laws.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 9) and shares with us a recipe called English Rum Shrub, from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.

The Rum University- Information about the upcoming 5-Day VIP Rum Training that will be held in Round Rock, Texas November 3rd- 7th, 2014.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, talks about “Rum Conquers the British Domestic Market”.

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview- Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine interviews Ms. Nancy Fraley, Principal of Nosing Services, a distilled spirits consulting firm.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Japanese Craft Pairing" where he joins Luis and Margaret Ayala in Texas to pair up two Japanese Rums by Nine Leaves, Hitachino Nest Beer XH (8%) and three different cigars that each one chose: Hops Craft Beer Cigar, San Cristobal Elegancia Imperial and a Robusto 3x3.

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August 2014

From the Editor- "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Koloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum and Kuknat Coconut Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Facts About Coconuts-  Some fun facts about coconuts.

Coconut Recipe-  Featuring a cocktail recipe called "Coco Escondido" (Hidden Coconuts).

The Rum University- Coverage of a 5-Day Distiller Course held at the Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and the upcoming 5-Day VIP Rum Training to be held in Round Rock, Texas in November 2014.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 8) and shares with us a recipe called Rocky Mountain Punch from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.

Rum Event-  Coverage of the "World Cup of Spirits" held in Florianopolis, Brazil, coverage by Carl Kanto.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, talks about “British Rum Making in the Eighteenth Century”.

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview- Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine interviews Mr. Donald Michael Booth, Master Blender/Distiller of Blue Chair Bay Rums.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Locos por los Cocos" (Crazy for Coconuts) where he pairs up a Costa Rican Peaberry coffee, a vanilla dark chocolate from Italy, an Arango Sportsman Vanilla 200s cigar, Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum and Sangster’s Old Jamaica Coconut Rum.

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July 2014

From the Editor- "Rum's Coming of Age" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Don Pancho Orígenes 8 and Tiburón Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Rum Event-  Coverage of the third annual International Rum Conference in Madrid, Spain.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 7) and shares with us a recipe called Black Stripe from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, 1862.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, talks about “Wills, Provisions and Stills”.

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Bradley Tuyn, Founder of Tico Libre Holdings, LLC producers of “Libre Rum & Cola®".

Pairing Tobacco & Rum - Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Limited 2013 Cigar Pairing" where he pairs up a Limited Edition 2013 “Romeo de Luxe” Romeo & Juliet Cigar with a Ron Zacapa 2013 Reserva Limitada Rum.

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June 2014

From the Editor- "Rum's Treacherous Journey" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Bayou Spiced Rum and Caña Brava, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Rum Event-  International Rum Conference's schedule in Madrid, Spain June 3rd-4th, 2014.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 6) and shares with us a recipe called Mississippi Punch from Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, brings us the history of rum in the three great colonial empires.  This month's article is called "Rum Among Three Empires".

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Benoît Bail, creator and owner of Zwazo Rums.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Number 15" where he pairs up a Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto cigar with a Ron Varadero Añejo 15 year old rum.

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May 2014

From the Editor- "The Fight for Rum" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Captain Bligh XO Special Reserve Rum and High Wire Silver Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 5) and shares with us a recipe from the late General Ford, commanding engineer at Dover, called "Punch á la Ford".

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, continues his story from his visit in Barbados bringing us "A Journey to Barbados 3 - Why Rum?".

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Rum Library- A book review of "Apothecary Cocktails:Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today" written by Warren Bobrow, review by Paul Senft, rum reviewer for "Got Rum?".   

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Dave Otis (Tiki Dave), Founder ofTaboo Tiki Brands, LLC located in Carson City, Nevada, producers of Kahakai Tiki Rums.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "A Gastronomic Experience" where he uses Plantation Grenada 2003 Rum in his Bolognese sauce for his Spaghetti dish and pairs it up with a Camacho cigar from Honduras.

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April 2014

From the Editor- "The Quest for the Truth" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Denizen Merchant Reserve Rum, Kahakai Coconut Spiced Rum, Wicked Dolphin Florida Spiced Rum and Roble Viejo Ultra Añejo Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 4) and how knickerbockers became so popular, hence the development of a Knickerbocker cocktail.

The Rum Historian- Our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, continues his finds during his visit in Barbados bringing us "A Journey to Barbados 2- Museums, Library and Archives".

Rum in the News- Our contributing writer to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, brings us the most recent and noteworthy headlines in the rum industry.

Rum Library- Book review of "Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History" written by Frederick H. Smith, review by Marco Pierini, Rum Historian.

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Clinton Waynne Wyness, Director of North Shore Trading located in South Africa and part owner of Zulu Rum.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Cocktail Revolution", a unique pairing of two cocktails, Old Fashion (using Zacapa 23) and a Manhattan (using El Dorado Single Barrel EHP), paired up with an H. Upmann Half Corona Cigar.

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March 2014

From the Editor- "Speakeasies" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum and Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails (Part 3) and of the famous bartender, Jeremiah "Jerry" P. Thomas, along with a recipe for "Tom and Jerry".

The Rum Historian- Last month our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, was traveling in Barbados on his continued quest for "The Origin of Rum".  This month he brings us "A Journey to Barbados- Part I: Drax Hall".

Rum in the News- Join our newest contributing writer to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Mike Kunetka, as he gives us the latest news of rum throughout the world.

Rum in History-  A timeline of what happened in the month of March throughout history from 1484– 1917.
Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Trey Litel, President of Louisiana Spirits LLC, home of Bayou Rum, located in Lacassine, Louisiana.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Illegality", a pairing that began with Padrón Serie 6000 Cigar from Nicaragua and Don Pancho 18 Rum from Panama and ended with an H Upmann Habano at La Casa del Habano in Santiago, Chile. Philip was accompanied by Nicolás Rojas, manager of La Casa del Habano, for this pairing.

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February 2014

From the Editor- "Distilled How Many Times?" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Selvarey Cacao Rum and Kahakai Tiki Banana Spiced Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails along with a recipe for "Hot Milk Punch".

Rum Cocktails for Lovers- Since we are in the month of romance and love is in the air we want to share with you some great cocktails for lovers.   

The Rum Historian- This month our Rum Historian, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy, is traveling in Barbados on his continued quest for "The Origin of Rum".  He will be back next month with some updates of his further explorations in the rum world.   

Rum in History-  A timeline of what happened in the month of February throughout history from 1477– 1979.

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Massimo Righi, owner of Whisky Antique, located in Modena, Italy and his brands are Silver Seal and Sestante Collection.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us "Cold Thinking", a pairing between Rocky Patel Private Cellar Torpedo Cigar from Nicaragua and Ron Pampero Aniversario Rum from Venezuela.

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January 2014

From the Editor- "Copper Thieves" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum and Cockspur 130 Overproof Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender’s Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about Early American Rum Cocktails along with a recipe for "Hot Rum Flip".      

The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part Six: The Forgotten Empire" by Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.

Writer's Corner- An interview with Mr. Dunbar (DC) Campbell, author of "Blood of Belvidere".

Rum Industry Certification Program- The first ever certification program to ensure consumers are protected and are getting high quality rum.
 
Rum in History-  A timeline of what happened in the month of January throughout history from 1474– 1799.

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Mr. Pennfield (Penn) Jensen and Ms. Leah Hutchinson from American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA).

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings in the new year with "New Beginning", a pairing between Papa's Pilar Dark 24 Year Old Rum and a Lancero Cigar from the Arturo Fuente collection from the Dominican Republic.

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December 2013

From the Editor- “2013 Year End Review" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Ron Barceló Imperial 30 Year Old Rum and George Bowman Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Winter Cocktails- Some traditional winter rum cocktails to help you stay warm during the holiday season.

The Rum University-  The 2014 Course Schedule.      

The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part Five: Back to Richard Ligon" by Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.

Rum Event- Coverage of the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival held in Grenada.

Rum in History-  A timeline of what happened in the month of December throughout history from 1654– 1980.

Exclusive Interview-  Interview with Marco Pierini and Francesco Rufini from BarBagnoRoma, which operates under the brand name La Casa del Rum (The House of Rum).

Pairing Tobacco & Rum -  Mr. Philip Ili Barake bring us "Cast Away".  This pairing was done by no other than the "Got Rum?" crew:  Luis Ayala (Publisher/Editor), Paul Senft (Rum Reviewer for the "Angel's Share") and Philip.  This pairing included Mount Gay Eclipse Rum from Barbados, Angostura 1824 Rum from Trinidad and Double Coronas Cigar from Hoyo de Monterrey from Cuba.

Rum Library- Book review by Luis Ayala of "Il Grande libro dei Rum” (The Big Book of Rum) written by Mr. Davide Staffa.

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November 2013

From the Editor- “Prohibition" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring The Real McCoy 5 Year Old Rum and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

William McCoy- A foreword of The Real McCoy, by Frederic F. Van de Water.   

The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part Four: What, Who, Where, When?" by Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.
 
The Rum University- The December 2013 Course Schedule- VIP classes only.
    
Bartender's Corner-  Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about the Rum Runner cocktail.
 
Rum in History-  A timeline of what happened in the month of November throughout history from 1504– 1981.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum-  Mr. Philip Ili Barake bring us "The Navy Tradition".  This pairing brings together a rum from Barbados and a cigar from the Dominican Republic.  This month, Philip pairs together Mount Gay 1703 Rum and Perfecxion X from the Arturo Fuentes Opus X line.

Rum Library- Book review by Margaret Ayala of "Making Fine Spirits: using simple, easy-to-build gear" written by Zymurgy Bob.

Cooking with Rum- A recipe by Betty Crocker: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Rum Sauce.

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October 2013

From the Editor- “Micro Still, Mega Plan" by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring El Dorado Spiced Rum and Deadhead Gold Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part Three: A Missionary in Martinique" by Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.
 
Ghostly Lore- Find out some of the most popular beliefs regarding evil spirits.
    
Spooky Cocktails- Here are some great cocktail recipes to help you spice up your Halloween party.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Erick Lewko, Director of Sales, Old New Orleans Rum, located at 2815 Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, LA.
 
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of October throughout history from 1637– 1900.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum –  Mr. Philip Ili Barake bring us "Oliver and Cuba".

White Rum: Around the World- this month we post the final results to last month's trivia.

Rum Cake Reviews- Reviews of Olde Savannah Rum Cakes and Rum Cake Lounge's Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Rum Cake.

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September 2013

From the Editor- “From Ethanol to Rum” by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Naked Turtle Rum and Wicked Dolphin Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

White Rums - Around the World.

Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about "Researching the ‘Ti Punch" and also about "Essential Rum Cocktail #4: ‘Ti Punch".
 
The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part Two: Barbados in 1647: Sugar, Slavery and Rum" by our new addition to "Got Rum?" magazine, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Craig Adcock, owner of Jude’s Rum Cake (KC, NOLA and Key West) and Belly Up BBQ – based in Kansas City.
 
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of September throughout history from 1522– 1883.
 
Pairing Tobacco & Rum–  Mr. Philip Ili Barake bring us “The Highest Pairing”. This pairing literally takes place at an altitude of 7900 ft. in La Parva,a region in Chile.  The pairing consist of a Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig Cigar and Zacapa Solera 23 Rum from Guatemala.

Rum Library - Margaret Ayala's book review of “America Walks into a Bar”.

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August 2013

From the Editor- “The Tree of Life” by Luis Ayala.

Tiki Special-  Paul Senft brings us some great Tiki cocktails.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Kahakai Original Tiki Spiced Rum and Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about "Researching the Piña Colada" and also about "Essential Rum Cocktail#3: Piña Colada".
 
The Rum Historian- "The Origin of Rum- A Quest, Part One: Richard Ligon's Journey" by our new addition to "Got Rum?" Magazine, Mr. Marco Pierini from Tuscany, Italy.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Jim Sargent, Founder of Haleakala Distillers in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii.
 
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of August throughout history from 1492– 1740.
 
Pairing Tobacco & Rum–  Mr. Philip Ili Barake pairs up with Mr. Eduardo Molina, owner of Tea Studio located in Santiago, Chile to bring us “Tea Time”. They bring forth teas, infusions, rums and a cigar for this pairing. Here is the line up: Ceylan, Kenilworth Estate OP1 is paired with Rhum Santa Teresa Orange Liqueur from Venezuela; Rooibos from South Africa is paired with Dos Maderas Rum From Spain/Caribbean; Georgia BOPF, from Georgia is paired with Angostura 1824 Rum from Trinidad & Tobago; Christmas Tea is paired up with Ron Zacapa XO from Guatemala and last but not least, Russian Caravan is paired with Rhum J.M Blanc from Martinique.  All of the above are paired with a Vintage 2003 Coronas Cigar from the Sancho Panza line.

Rum Library - Review of “Trader Vic's Rum Cookery & Drinkery” by Margaret Ayala.

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July 2013

From the Editor- “Rum and Literature” by Luis Ayala.

Hemingway Special - "The Man, The Legend"

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Papa's Pilar Blonde Rum and Papa's Pilar Dark Rum, reviews done by Paul Senft.

Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about "Essential  Rum Cocktails- Part II".

Rum Event-  Coverage of the II International Rum Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mrs. Kelly Railean, founder of the American Rum Association (ARA).

Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of July throughout history from 1521– 1855.

Rum Library- Review of “Bar Florida Cocktails"

Pairing Tobacco & Rum– Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “A Good Story”, featuring the "Short Story" cigar from the Arturo Fuente Hemingway line and a Daiquiri created by Mr. Luis Felipe Cruz, Bar Manager at the Hotel Noi in Santiago, Chile.

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June 2013

From the Editor- “On Choosing Quality Over Fantasy” by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole from Martinique and Centenario 20 from Costa Rica, review done by Paul Senft.

Father's Day Special- 5 Ways to Feast Your Father on His Day, by Margaret Ayala.

Rum Event- Interview with Mr. Javier Herrera, Director of II International Rum Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Jay Maltby, President of Hemingway Rum Company from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.

Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of June throughout history from 1509– 1851.

Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo talks about "Essential  Rum Cocktails- Part I".

Rum Library- Review of “Cordial Waters: A Compleat Guide To Ardent Spirits Of The World” written by Volodimir Pavliuchuk.

Rum Cake Review - A review of Full Circle Flavors, LLC (www. fullspiritedflavours.com) cakes, by Margaret Ayala

Pairing Tobacco & Rum– Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “Puerto Rican Style”, featuring:  Ron del Barrilito 3 Star Rum, Bacardi Reserva Limitada Rum, Don Q Gran Añejo Rum and El Morro, San Cristobal de la Habana.

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May 2013

From the Editor- “Alembic Allure” by Luis Ayala.

The Angel’s Share- Featuring Bacardi Pineapple Fusion (70-Proof), review done by Paul Senft and The Lash Spiced Rum (70-Proof), review done by Margaret Ayala.

Mother's Day Special- 4 ways to pamper Mom on her day by Margaret Ayala.

Rum Event- Interview with Mr. Javier Herrera, Director of II International Rum Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Cellar Master, Mr. Charles Roberts, with La Favorite Distillery in Martinique.

Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of May throughout history from 1502– 1832.

Rum Library- Review of “Rum & Contemporary Cuisine” written by Carlton Grooms and Geoffrey Blythe.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum– Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “The Sweetest Thing”, featuring:  Hacienda Saruro Rum Liqueur from Venezuela and a Vintage 2003 Vitola Coronas Cigar by Sancho Panza from Cuba.

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April 2013

From the Editor- "Congenial Congeners" by Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher.

The Angel's Share- We welcome Mr. Paul Senft as a contributing writer.

Rum Events- Interview with Mr. Javier Herrera, Director of International Rum Conference, from Madrid, Spain.

Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Gunter, President & CEO of Kōloa Rum Company, located in Kalaheo, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, USA.

Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of April throughout history from 1485 – 1830.

Rum Library- Book review of "Punch" written by David Wondrich.

Rum & Cane Poetry- Cañal en Flor (Blooming Sugarcane Field) written by Alfredo Espino.

Pairing Tobacco & Rum- Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “Boxing Night”, a pairing that unfolds like a boxing match.

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March 2013

From the Editor - Mysterious Nature

Angel's Share - Reviews of Elements 8 Platinum Rum, Pink Pigeon Original Rum, Below Deck Coffee Rum, Castaway Spiced Rum.

News and Events

Exclusive Interview - Kelly Railean, President and Master Distiller from Railean Distillery

Press Release - White and aged organic rum now available

Rum in History

Rum Library - Review of "Sugar and Slaves"

Tobacco and Rum - Zafra Master Reserve and Cohiba 1966 Limited Edition

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February 2013

From the Editor - Kaleidoscopical Rum by Luis Ayala
New Website Announcement
From The Grass To Your Glass - Reviews and Events
Exclusive Interview - Olli Hietalahti, Ron de Jeremy Rum
Rum in History - Historical events that took place in the month of February
Tobacco and Rum - Caribbean Pairing by Philip Ili Barake

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January 2013

Due to website migration, there is NO January 2013 issue of "Got Rum?"

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December 2012

From the Editor- “2012: Year End Review” by Luis Ayala.
New and Improved- "Got Rum?" website is going to have a new look and feel for 2013. Take a sneak preview of some of the changes you will see.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Castaway Rum (80-Proof), Clément Premiére Canne Rhum (80-Proof), Pirate’s Grog (75-Proof) and RonDiaz Gran Reserva Spiced Rum (70-Proof).
Rum Event in Grenada- Coverage of the 3rd Annual Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival held at the Grand Anse Cultural Centre in Grenada November 2nd and 3rd.
Rum Cake Reviews- Review of rum cakes from around the world, including: Auntie's Rum Cakes, Jude's Kansas City Rum Cake, Koloa Dark Rum Cake, Rum Cake Lounge's Double Chocolate French Roast, Pusser's Premium British Navy Rum Cake, Rum Runners Traditional and Chocolate Rum Cakes and Tortuga Rum Cakes (Original, Coconut and Key Lime).
Rum Library - Review of “Journey to above the clouds” written by René van Hoven.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of December throughout history from 1654 – 1980.
Rum Event in Italy- Coverage of the first ever "Rum in Rome" rum festival held in Rome, Italy written by Leonardo Pinto.
The Rum University- Lesson 12 of 12 of the Rum University’s latest course “The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 12: Choosing the Perfect Barrel For Your Rum”.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 21.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum –Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “Yippie-Ki-Yay”, featuring: El Dorado 21 Years Old Rum from Guyana and “Chubby Especial” from Zino Platinum’s Crown Series Cigars from the Dominican Republic.
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November 2012

November 2012

From the Editor- “Is Immitation Really a Form of Flattery?” by Luis Ayala.
Rum Library - Review of “Ron de Venezuela” written by Rosanna Di Turi.
Bartender’s Corner- Read what Dr. Ron A. Ñejo has to say about Party Management.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Elements Eight Barrel Infused Exotic Spices (80-Proof), Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection Rum (86-Proof),Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc (100-Proof) and Smuggler's Notch Single Barrel Rum (80-Proof).
Trend Setting Rums Part II – This is a continuation from last year’s view of what we consider to be trend setting rums. This section features the following rums: Ron Santa Teresa Selecto from Venezuela, Mount Gay Eclipse Rum from Barbados, Havana Club 3 Year Old Rum from Cuba and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum produced by Diageo in various locations.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of November throughout history from 1504– 1981.
The Rum University- Lesson 11 of 12 of the Rum University’s latest course “The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 11: Soleras, Single Barrels and Specialty Barrels”.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 20.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum –Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “Something to Remember”, featuring: Ron Santiago 11 Years Old from Cuba and Robusto Avo Signature cigar from the Dominican Republic.
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October 2012

October 2012

From the Editor- “Are Spiced Rums Really Spiced?” by Luis Ayala.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Sea Island Spice Rum (70-Proof), Rondiaz 93 Spiced Rum (93-Proof), Newfoundland Screech Rum (80-Proof) and Admiral Vernon’s Old J Spiced Rum (70-Proof).
International Rum Conference- Coverage of the awards ceremony of the First International Rum Conference and Competition in Madrid, Spain which took place on September 13, 2012 at the Hotel Silken Puerta de América.
Spooky Cocktails- Halloween themed rum cocktails, courtesy of RedRum.
The Rum Lab- Recipe and directions on how to make your very own spiced rum.
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Phil Prichard, owner of Prichard’s Distillery, Inc. located in Kelso, Tennessee.
Rum Library- Book review of “Traditional Distillation Art & Passion” by Hubert Germain-Robin.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of October throughout history from 1637– 1900.
The Rum University- The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 10: Oak Alternatives, Unacceptable Shortcuts.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessments of Rum- Part 19.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum– Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “First Class Pairing”, a pairing he feels is suitable for connoisseurs. Featuring: El Dorado 15 Year Old Rum from Guyana and Flying Pig Double Figurado, a series of Feral Flying Pig, from Nicaragua.
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September 2012

September 2012

From the Editor- “Rum’s Cycle of Life” by Luis Ayala.
Bartender’s Corner- Read what Dr. Ron A. Ñejo has to say about “Is Older Always Better?”.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Starr Ultra Superior Light African Rum (80-Proof), Clément Créole Shrubb Liqueur D’Orange (80-Proof), Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum (80-Proof) and Appleton Jamaican Independence Reserve (90-Proof, 50 Year Old).
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Mike Jakle and Mr. Willis “Miles” Ponder IV , owners of South Congress Distillery, producers of White Hat Rum from Manor, Texas.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of September throughout history from 1522– 1883.
The Rum University- The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 9: Rum Transformation Inside The Barrel.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessments of Rum- Part 18.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum –Mr. Philip Ili Barake brings us “The Warm Hour”, a pairing he feels is a winter season experience. Featuring: Emilio Hidalgo Santa Anna Pedro Ximenez Sherry , Botrán Reserve Rum from Guatemala and Padrón 1964 Series Imperial cigar.
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August 2012

August 2012

From the Editor- “Grenada: Island of Spice and Enchantment” by Margaret Ayala.
Upcoming Spirits Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
Exclusive Interview- Interview with the organizers of the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival, Cheryl Collymore and Dr. Glyn Williams.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Fortuna Ron Reserva Exclusiva (8-Years Old, 80-Proof)
Coverage of Grenada - coverage of the rum distilleries, Grenada's local cuisine, festivals, places to visit and rum tasting sessions at the Blue Bay Resorts & Villas.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of August throughout history from 1492 – 1740.
The Rum University- The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 8: Toasting and Charring.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessments of Rum- Part 17.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum – Mr. Philip Ili Barake will take you on a journey of rum, cigar and culinary experience with a fantastic pairing called "Dinner Out". Featuring Edmundo of Montecristo cigar, an appetizer with Legendario 7 Year Old rum from Cuba, the main course with Clément 10 year old Rhum Agricole from Martinique and the dessert with Zacapa XO rum from Guatemala.
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July 2012

July 2012

From the Editor- “Rum Masters At Work” by Margaret Ayala.
Upcoming Spirits Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring White Hat Premium Texas Rum (80 Proof), Old Ipswich Greenhead Spiced Rum (80 Proof), Santa Teresa Claro Rum (80 Proof) and Ron Diaz Coconut Barbados Rum (42 Proof).
International Rum Conference- Coverage, awards and results from the International Rum Conference & Rum Tasting Competition in Madrid, Spain that took place June 6th through June 9th.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of July throughout history from 1521 – 1855.
Bartender’s Corner- A discussion with Dr. Ron A. Ñejo about glassware.
The Rum University- The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 7: Components and Manufacture of the Barrel.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessments of Rum- Part 16.
Coming Up Next- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of August and September.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum – A new addition to “Got Rum?”, Mr. Philip Ili Barake, Sommelier by trade, will be covering this section of the magazine bringing to you his recommendations for pairing cigars and rums. In this issue Mr. Barake features Rocky Patel Torpedo Vintage 1999 cigar and Pyrat Rum XO Reserve.
 
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June 2012

June 2012

From the Editor- “Enduring Spirits” by Luis Ayala.
Upcoming Spirits Events- notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- featuring No. 0 Ron Añejo Guatemala ( 76 Proof), Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum (72 Proof), Plantation Rum Original Dark Overproof (146 Proof) and Sea Island Gold Rum (80 Proof).
Exclusive Interview- interview with Mr. Alexander Gabriel, President of Cognac Ferrand.
Father's Day - Check out the top 5 ways to feast your Father on his day.
Rum in History- a timeline of what happened in the month of June throughout history from 1509 – 1851.
The Rum Lab- How to make your very own Papaya Rum. A Great gift for Dad this month.
The Rum University- The History and Science of the Barrel, Lesson 6: Curing the Wood. Here we will discuss the importance of wood curing.
Rum Techniques- the Organoleptic Assessments of Rum- Part 15.
Coming Up Next- a sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of July and August.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum - featuring La Preferencia cigar by Garo Habano and Havana Club's Selección de Maestro Rum.
 
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May 2012

May 2012

From the Editor- “Rum Is On The Rise” by Margaret Ayala.
Upcoming Spirits Events- notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- featuring Rhum J.M Rhum Vieux 1997 (96 Proof), Appleton Estate 12 (86 Proof), Sammy's Beach Bar Rum (80 Proof) and Deco Ginger Rum (80 Proof).
American Distilling Institute- 9th Annual Craft Distilling Confernece: Focus on Whiskey & Rum held in Louisville, KY and at the Starlight Distillery in Starlight, Indiana.
The Supper Club- an Austin, Texas based supper club featuring rum for the evening from cocktails and appetizers to main courses and desserts.
Mother's Day - 4 ways to pamper your Mother this month with some great rum themed gifts.
The Rum Lab- How to make your very own rum cream liqueur. Great gift for Mom this month.
Rum in History- a timeline of what happened in the month of May throughout history from 1502 – 1832.
Exclusive Interview- interview with Master Blender Mr. Arnaud de Trabuc of Banks 5 Island Blend Rum.
The Rum University- this is Lesson 5 of 12, “Understanding Tannins”. Here we will discuss the contributions of tannins for aged rums.
Rum Techniques- the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 14.
Coming Up Next- a sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of June and July.
 
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April 2012

April 2012

From the Editor- “The Joy of Returning to Your Roots” by Margaret Ayala.
Rum in the News- summary of rum related news from the month of March.
Upcoming Spirits Events- notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- featuring Ron Arehucas 7 Select Rum (80 Proof), Ron Añejo Arehucas Reserva Especial (80 Proof), Ron Artemi 7 Reserva (75 Proof), Ron Añejo Dos Maderas P.X. 5+3 (80 Proof), Ron Aldea 75 Aniversario Gran Reserva (80 Proof), Ron Aldea Gran Reserva Familia (80 Proof), Ron Montero Gran Reserva (80 Proof), Montero Ron Palido (80 Proof), Guajiro Ron Miel Canario (60 Proof) and Guanche Ron Licor de Miel (40 Proof).
Highlights of Spain- festivals, places to visit and things to do in Spain.
Sangrias and Zurras- refreshing beverages that are very popular in Spain.
A Culinary Treasure- in this section we focus on the most popular dishes found throughout Spain.
Rum in History- a timeline of what happened in the month of April throughout history from 1485 – 1830.
The Rum University- this is Lesson 4 of 12 where we discuss “Chemical Properties of Oak”. Here we will discuss oak barrels and the source of their flavors.
The Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron takes you through Part IV of how to host the perfect cocktail party. He will be discussing how to select your glassware. This is a continuation from March’s issue.
The Spirits Business- results from the Rum Masters 2012 event that took place last month in the UK.
Rum Techniques- the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 13.
Coming Up Next- a sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of May and June.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum- featuring Don Pancho Reserva Especial 2006 cigar and Nº. 0 Ron Añejo Guatemala.
 
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March 2012

March 2012

From the Editor- “Romancing Rum” by Luis Ayala.
Rum in the News- Summary of rum related news from the month of February.
Upcoming Spirits Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Clément Rhum Vieux Agricole V.S.O.P. (80 Proof), Banks 5 Island Rum (86 Proof), Panamonte Reserva Preciosa (80 Proof) and Rum da Madaiera Dourado (80 Proof).
The Bartender's Corner- Dr. Ron takes you through Part III of how to host the perfect cocktail party. This is a continuation from January's issue.
Rum Library- a book review of "The Compleat Distiller" published by authors Mike Nixon and Mike McCaw.
Industry Insider- an exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Ward, Chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA).

Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of March throughout history from 1484 – 1917.
Exclusive Interview- Read what Mr. Robert Peronet, Cellar Master of Rhum Clément from Matinique has to say about rhum agricole.
The Rum University- This is Lesson 3 of 12 where we discuss “Physical Properties of Oak”. Here we will discuss cells,, grain coarseness and American vs. French Oak.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 12.
Coming Up Next- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of April and May.
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February 2012

February 2012

From the Editor- “Romancing Rum” by Luis Ayala.
Rum in the News- Summary of rum related news from the month of January.
Upcoming Spirits Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Don Q Gran Añejo (80 Proof), Clement Sirop de Canne, Dos Maderas PX 5+5 (80 Proof) and Deco Distilling Silver Rum (80 Proof).
The Rum Lab- The history and making of Mamajuana, a rum aphrodisiac.
Rum Aphrodisiacs– this section covers foods that are thought to increase sexual drive or to enhance reproductive ability.
Rum Cocktails for Lovers- we offer some rum cocktails in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Featured Bar- showcasing Lebensstern Bar located in Berlin, coverage courtesy of Javier Herrera our “Got Rum?” correspondent.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of February throughout history from 1477 – 1979.
Exclusive Interview- Read what Paola Medina, Master Blender of Dos Maderas from Spain has to say about rum.
The Rum University- We will now be focusing on the history and science of the barrel. This is Lesson 2 of 12 where we discuss “Why Oak?”.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 11.
Coming Up Next- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?"TM will be covering in the months of March and April.
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January 2012

January 2012

From the Editor- “Rum and Sustainability” by Luis Ayala.
Rum in the News- Summary of rum related news from the month of December.
Upcoming Spirits Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
2011 Rum Wrap Up- Noteworthy 2011 Trends.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Plantation 2000 Trinidad Rum (84 Proof), Koloa Kaua’I Dark Hawaiian Rum (80 Proof), Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum (80 Proof) and Cypress Creek Reserve Vanilla Flavored Rum (80 Proof).
The Rum Art Gallery- This section features a rum-related art piece. This month we are featuring a photograph of a mural by famous Cuban painter, Enrique Garcia Cabrera. The mural is located inside the private bar of Ron Havana Club, Plaza de la Catedral in Havana, Cuba.
Exclusive Interview- After almost ten years since our last interview, we welcome back Master Blender Joy Spence, from Kingston, Jamaica with J. Wray and Nephew Limited, producers of Appleton rum products.
Rum in History- A timeline of what happened in the month of January throughout history from 1474 – 1799.
Bartender’s Corner—A discussion with Master Bartender Ron A. Ñejo on how to host the perfect cocktail party- Part II. This is a continuation from last month’s article.
The Rum University- We will now be focusing on the history and science of the barrel. In Lesson I we discuss the art of cooperage.
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 10.
Coming Up Next- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?" will be covering in the months of February and March.
Pairing Tobacco & Rum- Featuring H. Upmann 1844 Reserve cigar and Ron Pampero Aniversario Añejo rum.
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December 2011

December 2011

The Editor’s Page- “A Great Year For Rum" by Luis Ayala.
World Rum News- Summary of rum related news from the month of November.
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Nazaire Cantous, Master Blender of Rhum J.M from Martinique.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Cockspur Fine Rum (Aged Reserve Rum, 80-Proof), Rhum J.M V.S.O.P. (90-Proof), Railean Small Cask Single Barrel Reserve (80-Proof) and Whistling Andy Hibiscus-Coconut Rum (80-Proof).
Holiday Rum Cocktails- some nice holiday rum recipes sure to keep you warm during the winter season.
Rum Lab- Making your very own Mexican Eggnog, Rompope.
Bartender’s Corner—A discussion with Master Bartender Ron A. Ñejo on how to host the perfect cocktail party- Part I.
Rum In History- A timeline of what happened in the month of December throughout history from 1654 – 1980.
In Memory of George Robinson- this is the Eulogy of our dearly beloved George Robinson, Master Blender of El Dorado Rum from Guayana. He will truly be missed!
Rum Techniques- The Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 9
Coming Up- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?" magazine will be covering in the months of January and February.
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring GR Tabacaleras Unidas- Gran Habano Limited 2004 cigar and Holey Dollar Extra Aged Overproof rum.
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November 2011

November 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Communicating Through Rum" by Luis Ayala.
World Rum News- Summary of rum related news from the month of October.
Upcoming Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
German Rum Festival- Berlin- Event held in Berlin October 8th-9th by the Berlin Rum Club. Coverage of this event was generously provided to us by Javier Herrera,President of Rum Club International in Madrid, Spain.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Dos Maderas 5+3 (80-Proof), Rhum J.M Gold Rum (100-Proof), Cypress Creek Reserve Crystal Rum (80-Proof) and Plantation Rum Barbados 5 Years Old (80-Proof).
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Master Blender Francisco J. Fernandez Perez of Panama.
Trend-Setting Rums- Featuring Pampero Aniversario from Venezuela, El Dorado 15 from Guyana and Zacapa Centenario Solera 23 from Guatemala.
Rum In History- A timeline of what happened in the month of November throughout history from 1504 – 1981.
The Rum University- This month we look at the Classifications of Rum- Part 8.
Rum Techniques- Covering the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 8.
Coming Up- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?" magazine will be covering in the months of December and January.
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959- 50 Years cigar and English Harbour Aged Antigua rum.
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October 2011

October 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Infusions, Percolations and Macerations" by Luis Ayala.
World Rum News- Summary of rum related news from the month of August.
Upcoming Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring VooDoo Spiced Rum (70-Proof), Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum (80-Proof), Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum (80-Proof) and Koloa Kaua’I Spice Rum (88-Proof).
The Rum Lab- recipe for making a spiced rum. Spooky Cocktails- great Halloween cocktail recipes furnished by RedRum.
Rum In History- What happened in the month of October throughout history from 1637 – 1900.
Bartender's corner- Dr. Ron A. Ñejo looks at conduct behind the bar.
Featured Rum Book- written by none other than our publishers, Luis and Margaret Ayala.
The Rum University- This month we look at the Classifications of Rum- Part 7.
Rum Techniques- Covering the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 7.
Coming Up- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?" magazine will be covering in the months of November and December.
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring Davidoff Puro d’Oro Eminentes cigar and Brugal Añejo rum.
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September 2011

September 2011

The Editor’s Page- “White Rum or Sugarcane Vodka?” by Luis Ayala.
World Rum News- Summary of rum related news from the month of August.
Upcoming Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
Rum Tasting and Seminar- Premier rum event for Panama Red Rum at Hemingway's Island Grill restaurants in Estero and Pensacola Florida.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Railean Texas Gulf Coast White Rum (80-Proof), Koloa Kaua’I White Rum (80-Proof), Whistling Andy White Rum (80-Proof) and Ron Ricardo White Rum (80-Proof).
The Importance of White Rums- Join us as we explore the foundation of all rums, white rums.
Rum In History- What happened in the month of September throughout history from 1522 – 1883.
USA Craft Rum Distilleries- a list of all rum distilleries throughout the United States.
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Peter Laurie about his rum book titled "The Barbadian Rum Shop: The Other Watering Hole".
The Rum University- This month we look at the Classifications of Rum- Part 6.
Rum Techniques- Covering the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 6.
Coming Up- A sneak preview of what "Got Rum?" magazine will be covering in the months of October and November.
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story cigar and Panama Red Overproof rum.
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August 2011

August 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Rum Responsibilities” by Luis Ayala.
World Rum News- Rum news that occurred in the month of July.
Upcoming Events- Notices of upcoming spirits events throughout the world.
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Cockspur 12 Bajan Crafted Rum (80-Proof), Pecan Street Rum (80-Proof), Kaua'I Gold Hawaiian Rum (80-Proof) and Ricardo Dark Rum (80-Proof).
Coconut Rum Challenge- Featuring the Most Complex, Smoothest Pleasure, Boldest Taste and Most Aromatic.
Exclusive Interview- Interview with Mr. Roberto Garcia Botran, President of Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala.
Rum In History- What happened in the month of August throughout history from 1492 – 1740.
The Rum University- This month we look at the Classifications of Rum- Part 5.
Rum Techniques- Covering the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 5.
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring Ashton Majesty 6 x 56 cigar and Cruzan Single Barrel rum.
 
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July 2011

July 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Tools of the Trade” by Luis Ayala
World Rum News- Rum news that occurred in the month of June
Upcoming Rum Events- Notices of upcoming rum events throughout the world
The Angel’s Share- Featuring Siesta Key White Rum (80-Proof), Panama Red (108-Proof), Railean Texas Gulf Coast Rum Reserve XO (80-Proof) and Sweet Georgia Belle Prichard's Peach Mango Rum (70-Proof).
Citrus Rum Challenge- Featuring the smoothest sipper rum, the most versatile rum, the freshest aroma rum and last but not least, the fruitiest tasting rum.
Rum Event Coverage- Coverage of MIX: Celebrate Texas Cocktails. Exhibits by: Graham Barnes Distilling, makers of Treaty Oak Platinum Rum, The Spirit of Texas, makers of Pecan Street Rum and Railean Distillers, makers of Texas White, Reserve XO and Small Cask Reserve rums.
Bartender's Corner- Meet our newest member, Dr. Ron A. Ñejo. He is happy to answer questions on topics ranging from mixology to relationships and etiquette.
Rum In History- What happened in the month of June throughout history from 1521 – 1855
The Rum University- This month we look at the Classifications of Rum- Part 4
The Rum Lab- Ingredients and instructions on how to make your very own Lime Rum Liqueur.
Coming Up in "Got Rum?"- A preview of the next two issues of "Got Rum?". Make sure to submit your products and ads in the issues that best suit you.
Rum Techniques- Covering the Organoleptic Assessment of Rum- Part 4
Tobacco and Rum- Featuring Zino Z-Class Series 654-T cigar and Flor de Caña 18 Years Old rum.
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June 2011

June 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Start With The End In Mind” by Luis Ayala
World Rum News- rum news that occurred in the month of May
Upcoming Rum Events- notices of upcoming rum events throughout the world and notice from The Rum Collective of their upcoming meeting
Rum Library- book review by Margaret Ayala of "173 Pre-Prohibition Cocktails" by author Tom Bullock
The Angel’s Share- featuring Zafra Master Reserve (80 Proof, 21 Years Old), Santa Teresa Orange Rhum Liqueur (80 Proof), Ricardo Gold Rum (80 Proof) and Denizen Rum (80 Proof)
Rum In History- What happened in the month of June throughout history from 1509 – 1851
Father’s Day Special- by Margaret Ayala- featuring the top 5 ways to feast your Father on his day
The Rum University- this month we look at the classifications of rum (Part 3)
Rum Techniques- covering the organoleptic assessment of rum (Part 3)
The Rum Lab- making Bay Rum Aftershave
Tobacco and Rum- featuring Royal Barbados No. 3 and Doorly's XO Barbados Rum
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May 2011

May 2011

The Editor’s Page- “Positive Changes” by Luis Ayala
World Rum News- rum news that occurred in the month of April
Upcoming Rum Events- notices of upcoming rum events throughout the world
Rum Renaissance Festival - coverage from Miami, FL
The Angel’s Share- featuring Ron Cartavio Solera 1929 (12 Year Old), Carlisle Reef Barbados Rum (5 Year Old), Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur and Angostura 3 Year Old Premium Rum
Exclusive Interview – interview with Mr. Paul J. Arnold, President and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Economic Leadership Council
Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge- coverage of the event held on March 6th in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Rum In History- What happened in the month of May throughout history from 1502 – 1832
Mother’s Day Special- by Margaret Ayala- featuring the top 5 ways to pamper your Mother on her day
The Rum University- this month we look at the classifications of rum (Part 2)
Rum Techniques- covering the organoleptic assessment of rum (Part2)
Tobacco and Rum- featuring Rocky Patel Decade Lonsdale and El Dorado’s 12 year old rum from Demerara Distillers Limited
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Got Rum? April 2011

April 2011

The Editor’s Page- “The Return of 'Got Rum?'” by Luis Ayala
World Rum News- rum news that occurred in the month of March
Upcoming Rum Events- notices of upcoming rum events throughout the world
Rum Library- review of "Cuba: The Legend of Rum"
The Angel’s Share- featuring BlackBeard Spiced Rum (86-Proof), Holey Dollar Rum Extra Aged Over-proof (114.4 Prrof, 3 years old), Ron Viejo de Caldas Grand Reserve Oak Cask Aged Rum (8 years old, 80-Proof) and Ron Barceló Gran Platinum (75 Proof).
Rum In History- What happened in the month of April throughout history from 1485 – 1830
The Rum University- this month we look at the classifications of rum (Part 1)
Rum Techniques- covering the organoleptic assessment of rum (Part 1)
Tobacco and Rum- featuring Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Corona and Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera

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