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Luis Ayala

Luis Ayala is quite possibly the rum industry’s most devoted ambassador of the modern era. He has relentlessly pursued the establishment –and adoption- of quality standards in the production and marketing of rum. His efforts to improve the quality and appreciation of rum have taken him from being a celebrated author and organizer/judge at international rum festivals to being one of the driving forces behind the creation of new rums and the improvement of many existing ones.

As a consultant, Luis derives great pleasure from lending over two decades of rum expertise to his clients. “Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing how much more enjoyment consumers can get out of fine-tuned rums,” says Luis.

Luis has written for numerous international publications, he is also the recipient of the International Rum Festival’s Platinum Award for excellence in “Global education and promotion of rum,” and of the Congreso Internacional del Ron award for “2011 World Rum Specialist.” He also worked closely with Georg Riedel (Riedel Crystal) in 2006 in the creation of the first ever Riedel Rum Glass.

Luis Ayala is as comfortable sharing his rum curriculum in front of university students or corporate executives as he is working in the laboratories and distilleries with chemists and rum engineers.  He has been involved in the design, business planning and execution of some of the most successful and innovative rum companies in the world.

Along with his wife Margaret, Luis is a founding member of Rum Runner Press, Inc., is President of The Rum University and publisher of “Got Rum?” magazine, the only monthly publication in the world devoted 100% to rum.

Rum Runner Press is the world’s leading broker for premium rums either in bulk or as custom-formulated private labels.

Is Rhum Agricole Under Siege?

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Is Rhum Agricole Under Siege?" in the November 2018 issue. more

Nov 8, 2018 12:00 AM From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "OMG it is OND!" in the October 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Garnishers and Garnishes" in the September 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Training for Gold" in the August 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "United in our Differences" in the July 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Power of Smell" in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "In May" in the May 2018 issue of the magazine. more

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Luis Ayala, Editor and Rum Consultant

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum Festival Season" in the April 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "USA Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform" in the March 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?", brings us some delicious cocktail recipes called "Rum Cocktail for Lovers" in the February 2018 issue. more

Mixology

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Unlimited World of Rum" in the February 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Crystal Clear, or is it?" in the January 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Gratitude and Toasts" in the December 2017 issue of the magazine. more

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Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Balance" in the November 2017 issue of the magazine more

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Luis Ayala, Editor and Rum Consultant

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Stubbling, Part 2" in the October 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Hurricanes" in the September 2017 issue of the magazine. more

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Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum: The Tropical Attractant" in the August 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum, the International Spirit" in the July 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum Is Culture" in the June 2017 issue of the magazine. more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Transitional March" in the March 2017 issue of the magazine. more

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Is Rhum Agricole Under Siege?

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Is Rhum Agricole Under Siege?" in the November 2018 issue. more

Nov 8, 2018 12:00 AM From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "OMG it is OND!" in the October 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Garnishers and Garnishes" in the September 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Training for Gold" in the August 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "United in our Differences" in the July 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Power of Smell" in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "In May" in the May 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors 1 Comments

Luis Ayala, Editor and Rum Consultant

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum Festival Season" in the April 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "USA Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform" in the March 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?", brings us some delicious cocktail recipes called "Rum Cocktail for Lovers" in the February 2018 issue. more

Mixology

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Unlimited World of Rum" in the February 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Crystal Clear, or is it?" in the January 2018 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Gratitude and Toasts" in the December 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

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Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Balance" in the November 2017 issue of the magazine more

From the Editors 1 Comments

Luis Ayala, Editor and Rum Consultant

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Stubbling, Part 2" in the October 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Hurricanes" in the September 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

from the edtor may.jpg

Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum: The Tropical Attractant" in the August 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum, the International Spirit" in the July 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

5-Day Rum Course February 2018

Rum Runner Press, Inc.

The Rum University announces its 2018 5-Day Rum Course in Louisville, Kentucky at the Moonshine University. Course is scheduled February 20th-24th. Register BEFORE January 9th and get 5 FREE hotel nights. more

Course Registration

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Rum Is Culture" in the June 2017 issue of the magazine. more

From the Editors

  • Luis Ayala

    Luis Ayala: Rum Consultant, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine and Founder of The Rum University

    Luis Ayala

    Luis Ayala, Editor of "Got Rum?" magazine, Rum Consultant and Founder of The Rum University.

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