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Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Maduro N6 with a Ron Cacique Extra Añejo Leyenda in his article "The President of the Caribbean" that published in the May 2016 issue. more »

May 16, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Cuban cigar Serie D No. 6, with a cocktail Camillo In Xela in his article "The New Negronis" that published in the April 2016 issue. more »

Apr 20, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, talks about "The International Habanosommelier Contest, Master of Masters" in his article that published in the March 2016 issue. more »

Mar 15, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Graduado Cigar from Bahia, Brazil, with Republic Rum, 8 years old, from St. Maarten in his article "Vacation Times" that published in the February 2016 issue. more »

Feb 12, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs two cigars and two rums in his article "Cocktail Tasting" that published in the January 2016 issue. more »

Jan 15, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

December 2015 Cigar & Rum Pairing

Photo credit: @CigarIli

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Petit Robusto Cigar from Hoyo de Monterrey with Richland Rum from Georgia, USA in his article "Back To The Past" that published in the December 2015 issue. more »

Dec 16, 2015 10:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Puro Limited Edition Flor de las Antillas, from My Father Cigar with Ron Zacapa 23 in his article "Rapa Nui Experience" that published in the November 2015 issue. more »

Nov 30, 2015 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Not a Competition, Just Fun

October 2015- "Got Rum?" Magazine

In this month's article called "Not a Competition, Just Fun", Philip Ili Barake takes his pairing all the way to Italy where he and a few friends got together to pair up 3 different cigars with 3 rums. more »

Oct 20, 2015 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

September 2015 Cigar and Rum Pairing

Photo credit: @cigarili September 2015 "Got Rum?" Magazine

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine makes a Rum Manhattan using Angostura 1919 Rum (8 years old) from Trinidad & Tobago. He pairs it up with a Robusto BG Meyer Standard Issue cigar from the Camacho line. more »

Sep 15, 2015 8:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

August 2015- Cigar and Rum Pairing

Photo Credit: Danna Bordalí

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine pairs up a Ron Centenario 20 Aniversario rum from Costa Rica with his all time favorite Nicaraguan Cigar, Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig from Drew Estate. more »

Aug 26, 2015 3:00 PM Tobacco & Rum

Featured Rum Book - The Rum Experience