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Old 01-14-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Rumfest 2008 at Forbidden Island, Alameda.

Hi everyone,

Here is the press release for our annual Rumfest. Hope some of you can make it out!


Aloha!

Forbidden Island is pleased to announce RUMFEST 2008, our second annual month-long celebration of all things rum. Throughout February, we’ll be introducing rare and exclusive new rums, rum events, tastings and more.

First, get yourself acquainted with our rum collection with our new, more detailed rum menu, featuring more information, notes, and new tasting flights. Join our new Kill-Devil Club: Pick up your checklist at the bar and keep track of your favorites. Try them all and be immortalized with a brass plaque behind the bar!

And don’t miss these events:

February 7th- Rum & Chocolate Pairing.

A perfect match for dessert- or anytime! Sugar cane and cacao beans thrive in the same growing regions of the world- taste super premium chocolates matched with rums from the same countries. Experience how different styles of rum pair with milk & dark chocolates. Tickets are $20 and on sale at Forbidden Island beginning January 15th. Advanced tickets are REQUIRED.

February 14th- Valentine’s Day with romantic tunes from the ol’ softie himself, DJ Jab, special drinks for two menu, and more!

February 21st @ 7:00pm- Forbidden Island and Gosling’s Rum present “It was a Dark & Stormy Night”.

Come on down to FI and enjoy a specially priced Dark & Stormy made with Gosling’s Rum and Martin’s brutally strong housemade ginger beer! (while supplies last!). Plus savor a dram of Gosling’s rare Family Reserve Old Rum, pick up some cool Gosling’s goodies, and listen to the sweet sounds of DJ Tanoa. The perfect way to face those dark winter nights.

February 27th at 7:00pm: RUM 201: Advanced Rum with Edward Hamilton.

Forbidden Island is pleased to welcome back Edward Hamilton, internationally known rum expert and the author of four books on rum. Edward will be teaching an “upper division” course on rum to build on the class he taught at Forbidden Island last year. But don’t worry, Rum 101 is not a pre-requisite for this class! Ed will discuss in detail the differences in rum blends and styles, featuring navy and demerara rums, identifying the differences between molasses vs. sugar cane rums, and more. Of course, there will be a matched tasting with the class, featuring some of the finest rums in the world. Tasting tickets are available in advance or at the door for $30, but supplies are limited, so hurry in. Don’t miss this very special event!


Stay tuned in the coming week for more announcements about our new rums.


Mahalo!
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Martin, if I lived nearby (or at least in the same country) i would camp there through february in my tiki tent.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Is there a website for this somewhere?

Doh! Nevermind...right there on the front of the Forbidden Island website...

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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RUM 201 with Ed is SOLD OUT! It's going to be a packed house for Mr. H on Wednesday. Report to follow. Mahalo!
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #5
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We would love to see some pics...
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #6
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Good idea- will do.
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It was nice to meet some of the forum members and some of those who have been lurking around the forum for a while. There was some discussion about buying barrels of rum for personal consumption. I've added a few more comments on that in another thread.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to Martin for organizing another fun night at in Alameda.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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Gee. How did I miss this? Not sure I could have made it, but certainly would have tried - didn't realize this thread til now.
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doh. a month late
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