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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.

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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 "Repair Your Barrels... and Your Health" in the December 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "November To Remember" in the November 2019 issue. Read more

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The Rum University and Moonshine University join forces again in 2020 to offer the most comprehensive rum training to existing and future rum distillers and brand owners from around the world. Read more

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Awful Change

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Awful Change" in the October 2019 issue. Read more

Oct 9, 2019 6:00 AM From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Acclamation for Acclimation" in the September 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Circle Of (Barrel) Life" in the August 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Smelling With Your . . . Tongue?" in the July 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Smelling With Your . . . Tongue?" in the June 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Canna Mellis and Maillard" in the May 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "April Breezes" in the April 2019 issue. Read more

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Marching March

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Marching March" in the March 2019 issue. Read more

Mar 7, 2019 2:00 PM From the Editors

"Got Rum?" February 2019 Featured Story

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The Pursuit of Sweetness

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Pursuit of Sweetness" in the February 2019 issue. Read more

Feb 11, 2019 2:00 PM From the Editors

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 "Last but not Yeast" in the January 2019 issue. Read more

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Rum Lexicon

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

Dec 13, 2018 2:00 PM From the Editors

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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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 "Repair Your Barrels... and Your Health" in the December 2019 issue. Read more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "November To Remember" in the November 2019 issue. Read more

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Awful Change

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Awful Change" in the October 2019 issue. Read more

Oct 9, 2019 6:00 AM From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Acclamation for Acclimation" in the September 2019 issue. Read more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Circle Of (Barrel) Life" in the August 2019 issue. Read more

From the Editors

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Smelling With Your . . . Tongue?" in the July 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Smelling With Your . . . Tongue?" in the June 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Canna Mellis and Maillard" in the May 2019 issue. Read more

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Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "April Breezes" in the April 2019 issue. Read more

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Marching March

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "Marching March" in the March 2019 issue. Read more

Mar 7, 2019 2:00 PM From the Editors

"Got Rum?" February 2019 Featured Story

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The Pursuit of Sweetness

Read what Luis Ayala, Editor and Publisher of "Got Rum?" magazine, has to say about "The Pursuit of Sweetness" in the February 2019 issue. Read more

Feb 11, 2019 2:00 PM From the Editors

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 "Last but not Yeast" in the January 2019 issue. Read more

From the Editors

Rum Lexicon

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

Dec 13, 2018 2:00 PM From the Editors

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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