Posted on 20/11/2014 by Mistercocktail

Robbert Negen dressed to impress

The Diplomático World Tournament has become one of the larger bartender competitions around with 28 countries participating this year. The finals are in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where the battle takes place for a whopping $ 10,000 grande prize for the winner. In 2013 it was actually a bartender from Venezuela who got the highest marks from the jury, so who will take that crown from h… Read more

Posted on 25/10/2013 by Mistercocktail

IMG_8490 Brugal event 2013

Typical is not a word that describes Brugal Rum. It’s a bit of an all or nothing rum actually, that is distinctly different from many other brands that surround the home island of Brugal: the Dominican Republic. Last Monday was the introduction for Amsterdam since Brugal has not been on the Dutch market for such a long time. And what a way to do so: one of Holland’s leading desig… Read more

Posted on 04/04/2012 by Mistercocktail


Barbados is said to be the place where the history of rum started. A document found in 1651 stated: “The chief fuddling they make in the island is Rumbullion, alias Kill-Divil, and this is mad of sugar canes distilled, a hot, hellish, and terrible liquor.” Fortunately for us all this changed for the better and since then the category of rum has developed itself into the most… Read more

Posted on 15/03/2012 by Mistercocktail


  The history of the brand Bacardi started exactly 150 years ago, when Facundo Bacardi launched his rums on Cuba. He became one of the pioneers in the production of modern rum, which earned him and the company several golden medals on World Expo’s in the 1800s and early 1900s. A few of those you can still find on the label of all Bacardi Rums. In 1888, Bacardi was appointed pur… Read more

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Posted on 08/03/2012 by Mistercocktail


  The name says it all: it is the selection of handpicked barrels by the Maestros de Ron – the masterblenders of the Havana Club distillery. Becoming a Maestro de Ron is quite an ordeal: it takes more than 15 years to learn from other maestros before you can call yourself one, and then there”s only just 6 of them. They are led by Don Jose Navarro and together they select the ba… Read more

Posted on 03/02/2012 by Mistercocktail


It just happens to be Founders Day for Bacardi, which means that on this day in 1862 the first rum of Facundo Bacardi was officially brought to market. Which happens to be exactly 150 years ago. Double party! And what better way to celebrate in style, then with the Bacardi Cocktail. Created in 1917 in Cuba, it quickly gained in popularity troughout the USA during the prohibition, as Cuba was… Read more

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