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Rum Experience University

Having just introduced cocktails, in a world first, to the Antarctic, the Rum Experience University is the latest venture of Ian Burrell, the organiser of the annual UK Rum Experience, and promises to educate students in rum in an in depth five-day course in Spain.

The course is meant for anyone wanting to earn a living within the rum or spirits industry, such as bartenders, aspiring brand ambassadors and even bloggers and will entail everything from production methods of rum to barrel making to mixology to tasting and blending rum.

During the week you will have an opportunity to learn from not only Ian Burrell but also from other industry veterans such as Richard Seale from Foursquare Distillery, rum ambassador David Cordoba, Tiki author Jeff Berry, food scientist Bernard Lahousse, consultant Michael-Don Smith and cocktail historians and authors Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller with more speakers to come.

As part of the course you will also visit a distillery to learn more about rum production on site and at the end of the five-day course the graduates will be rewarded with an industry recognised diploma.

A Rum Experience not soon to be forgotten and if there is an official course to become a spirits ambassador, this must be it!

The first course will take place on 16th-20th September 2013 in Salobrena, Spain and is priced at £899 ($AUD1465 or €1040).

Ian Burrel and Jeff Berry



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