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Jessi "Mess" Lorraine of Reed & Greenough took home the prize for the first Papa's Pilar rum Pilar Cocktail Showdown, held at Woodbury in San Francisco. The competition was interesting in that not only did bartenders have 60 seconds to grab their ingredients in each round of competition, but after they had everything collected a secret ingredient was revealed to them that they also had to incorporate into the drink. Round 1: Blended Daiquiri All eight competitors went into the first round. They competed in pairs, with the secret ingredient changing every pair. The first two bartenders were Rick Dobbs... Read more →

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Selvarey Rum introduces Selvarey White and Selvarey Cacao Hailing from the jungles of Panama, Selvarey Rum is based in Los Angeles and co-founded by brothers Marc and Seth Gold, and Robert Herzig. Selvarey’s rums are distilled in the province of Herrera in copper column stills that date back to 1922. Master Blender Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, a 35-year veteran of Havana Club rums, the former Cuban Minister of Rum, and a resident of Panama, collaborated with Selvarey to create the recipes for both spirits, and is involved throughout the production process, from planting and harvesting the sugar cane to aging... Read more →

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Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum This limited-time offering was inspired by Captain Henry Morgan’s victorious raid on the Spanish in 1671, where he lost his beloved flagship, The Satisfaction. Made with St. Croix rum and finished through Spanish Oak, the blend contains elements derived from the type of barrels that were believed to have been on board The Satisfaction. At 70 proof (35% ABV), Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend is packaged in a unique jug designed in a nod to the 17th century and will be available nationally beginning in May 2014 for a suggested retail price of... Read more →

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The Bacardi Legacacy Global Cocktail Competition is a bit different from other global cocktail competitions in that every bartender presents a single drink to the judges, rather than having multiple drink challenges and mystery ingredient competitions and speed rounds. The reason for this is that the goal of the competition is for the bartender to create a future classic cocktail, like the Daiquiri, that can and hopefully will be made around the globe for many years to come. (And of course, sell lots of Bacardi in the process.) While attendees at the 2014 competition in Moscow, Russia last week were... Read more →

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Denizen Merchant’s Reserve Rum Citizen Spirits LLC, the producers of Denizen Aged White Rum, a 3-year-old blend from Trinidad and Jamaica, announce the launch of their first amber expression named Denizen Merchant’s Reserve. Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is an amber colored molasses rum; a blend of 8-year-old plummer style Jamaican pot still rum and a component of Rhum Grande Arome from the French island of Martinique. It will be available in San Francisco and New York City early April with a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750ml bottle. Related articles New Booze: Canne Bleue and Select Barrel from Rhum Clément... Read more →

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