Mount Homosexual Rum Twitter Tasting


When: nineteenth Might 2020
From 7.30 pm BST

For our subsequent Twitter Tasting, we’re sticking with Barbados and becoming a member of up with Miguel Smith, the World Model Ambassador at Mount Homosexual to discover the extremely anticipated new blends of Black Barrel and XO as reformulated by Grasp Blender Trudiann Branker, and Trudiann’s first launch: Pot Nonetheless Rum launch – a Rum that we’re completely nuts about right here at RumShackHQ. Trudiann has made fairly an influence within the quick time she had held the place of Grasp Blender and we’re trying ahead to attending to grips with each these new blends and future new releases similar to 1703 Grasp Choose.

Trudiann Branker


Our Twitter Tastings comply with a easy format. We function a collection of Rums and pose inquiries to the producer in regards to the processes that introduced them to bottle, what makes them particular, and in between that we’ll delve into the important thing elements that determine the model and producers hallmarks. Anybody is free to affix the dialog, and ask questions, however as a way to style together with us then you will want a particular pattern set*, the provision of which is restricted to the UK solely (sorry to all these people outdoors the UK).

*Until in fact, you’ve received some or all the Rums, through which case we’d be happy to have you ever be part of us anyway.


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If you happen to’d like to face an opportunity of receiving a set then you definately should be UK primarily based, of authorized consuming age (i.e.; 18+ years previous) and a frequent Twitter person. Please ship us an electronic mail on thefloatingrumshack [at] Gmail [dot] com confirming your full title and Twitter account title to register curiosity and enter the draw. Please don’t embrace private particulars similar to your postal deal with.

Please do embrace your Twitter account title if utilizing any methodology aside from Twitter to message us and when tweeting in regards to the occasion – don’t overlook to make use of the hashtag #MoreThanARum.

Clearly you’ll want to comply with us (@FloatingRumShac) and @MountGayRumUK on Twitter. All eligible entries will likely be added to the listing for the draw.
Please don’t delay – verify your diary – clear your diary and register your curiosity. Time limit for purposes is midnight on Sunday, tenth Might 2020.

Demand for units tends to outstrip the power to produce (and BTW now we have a good variety of units), and within the occasion you’ve not received one, we would nonetheless like to have you ever be part of within the dialog – so hope you would be tuning in on Twitter on the nineteenth Might at 7.30 pm BST by looking for the hashtag #MoreThanARum.

All our regular phrases and circumstances apply.



If you would like to ‘bone up’ on the brand new releases, you’ll be able to take a look at the press launch as follows:

Mount Homosexual, the world’s oldest working rum distillery established in 1703, unveils a brand new chapter for the model in 2020. Harnessing over 300 years of expertise, Mount Homosexual will reset the model to pay homage to its wealthy heritage of passing down craft and experience in Barbados, the birthplace of rum. In doing so, Mount Homosexual will embrace extra transparency, offering an in-depth look into the model and its rum, and can look to the longer term making certain continued innovation and development honouring the real rum custom of Barbados.

With the introduction of Grasp Blender Trudiann Branker in April 2019, the distillery’s and Barbados’ first feminine grasp blender, Mount Homosexual started a brand new chapter for the distillery’s wealthy historical past. In her new function, Branker revisited Mount Homosexual’s core blends while concurrently contemplating the discerning palate of the high-end brown spirit fanatics and appreciating Mount Homosexual’s steadfast model loyalty. Consequently, Branker has created a brand new mix for Mount Homosexual Black Barrel and an enhanced mix for Mount Homosexual XO, each of which she is thrilled to debut to international markets this 12 months.

Mount Homosexual Black Barrel advantages from an older collection of rums getting used for the mix, shifting to a mix of three to seven-year-old rums versus the earlier two to seven years, with a better content material of double distilled pot nonetheless rums. The ending interval, nonetheless going down in deeply charred Bourbon casks, will likely be prolonged to 6 months, drastically lengthened from the earlier 4 week ending interval. These adjustments higher mirror Black Barrel’s daring and strong flavour.

Along with the work that she has achieved on Black Barrel, Branker revisited Mount Homosexual XO the place she enriched the mix. From April 2020, XO advantages from a broader palette of rums chosen for the mix, individually aged in three completely different casks – American Whiskey, Bourbon and Cognac – for 5 to 17 years, fairly than the earlier eight to fifteen years. General, her changes to the mix goal to reinforce the liquid’s final complexity.

All through the core vary, every expression will likely be positioned into new bottles with up to date labels deliberately designed to offer final transparency to the rum inside showcasing additional element on casks used, model and tasting notes. Every change has been a aware determination to understand the true worth of Mount Homosexual and honour its significance on the spectrum of high-end rum.

Underpinning the packaging and liquid adjustments is a refreshed inventive platform that guarantees to honour the real rum custom and concentrate on what makes Mount Homosexual Greater than a rum by way of training, exploration and discovery. Every touchpoint of the platform pays homage to Mount Homosexual’s Barbadian heritage, the individuals who craft the rum and its unrivalled terroir rigorously harnessed since 1703.

“It’s an honour to be on the forefront of the thrilling adjustments that Mount Homosexual will see in 2020, and I am proud not solely to be the primary feminine grasp blender in Barbados however to be a part of the crew that can take Mount Homosexual from energy to energy,” mentioned Trudiann Branker, Mount Homosexual Grasp Blender. “I’m wholeheartedly dedicated to embracing the experience that now we have inherited for over 300 years and am obsessed with trying forward as we mix each science and craft to discover what makes Mount Homosexual greater than a rum.”

“This is a vital step-change for Mount Homosexual, one that can see us discover and showcase our roots while embracing what is really vital to us – our individuals, our land and our heritage,” mentioned Raphaël Grisoni, Mount Homosexual Managing Director.

“We’re assured that the adjustments we make now will cement Mount Homosexual’s place as a number one high-end rum model for a few years to return. It’s with nice honour that I’ve labored alongside Trudiann and the complete crew on the distillery to think about every change that now we have made alongside the way in which is the suitable one.”

From April 2020, Mount Homosexual’s new Black Barrel mix and its enriched XO mix will likely be on the shelf all through all markets and international journey retail.

Trudiann Branker will proceed to develop restricted editions with a brand new launch of 1703 Grasp Choose and a brand new Grasp Blender assortment due out earlier than the top of 2020.


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