Jun 3, 2021
In this eye-opening conversation
and rum tasting with Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell, some of the
topics we discuss include:
- How Ian entered the rum world as a bartender,
which led to several career transformations as a brand and category
ambassador, then the creator of UK Rumfest, and now as one of the
cofounders of a blossoming rum brand.
- The fascinating life of Olaudah Equiano,
He, of course, is the namesake of Equiano rum and the inspiration
for both its products and its philanthropic mission.
- How rum from the island of Mauritius in the
Indian Ocean is blended with meticulously distilled and aged
spirits from Barbados to create the unique flavor profile and
multicultural DNA of Equiano’s flagship product and its brand new
light rum, which I had the privilege of tasting before it even hit
shelves here in the US.
- We discuss the impact of colonialism and
geographic indications on today’s rum landscape
- We explore the exciting emergence of
multi-style or multi-island rum blends, the difference between
“nursing” and “doctoring” a drink, how Ian plans to convert Barack
Obama into a rum drinker, and much, much more.