Ian Burrel extends Rum Experience University

11th December, 2013 by Amy Hopkins

Global rum ambassador Ian Burrell has announced that his Rum Experience University will become an annual course following following a sell-out debut year.

Ian-Burrell-Rum-University

Ian Burrell’s sits atop barrels outside the Ron Montero rum distillery which students will visit as part of the course

Launched this year by Burrell, founder of UK RumFest, the Rum Experience University is an intensive four-day course which invites rum enthusiasts, journalists, brand ambassadors and bartenders to expand their core knowledge of the spirit with theoretical and practical training from teachers and speakers.

Specifically, students are tutored on how to speak effectively in public, how to prepare and execute a rum presentation, and learn how to make a “world class” rum cocktail.

“It took a lot of time, hard work and planning to launch the Rum Experience University this year and I am so please that it has paid off and created a hugely successful experience and education for all who attended,” said Burrell.

The course takes place next to the Ron Montero Distillery, Europe’s last remaining rum distillery based in Salobreña, Spain, and attendees will gain a recognised diploma qualification.

Burrell continued: “There is no course like this out there and we cannot wait to continue to enroll students eager to learn about the culture and history of rum and give them an industry recognized qualification that will help with their future careers.”

Limited places costing £899 are now available for the Rum Experience University in September 2014.

Click here for more information.

Leave a Reply

If that's interesting, how about these?

Limited edition elit Vodka bottle set to launch

Stolichnaya’s elit Vodka has partnered with the Ushuaïa Ibiza Hotel to more...

Marcin Miller reveals details of Japan distillery

Kyoto Distillery co-founder Marcin Miller explains why the time is ripe for the more...

The week in pictures

There's no time for rest in the spirits industry when there are gin and tonics more...

Top 10 bars inspired by books

While there's little better than curling up with a good book, sipping a more...

William Grant makes Europe TR appointments

Spirits supplier William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail (GTR) has announced more...

Michter’s releases 2016 US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

Kentucky-based Michter’s Distillery is set to launch a second edition of its more...

Top 5 bars in... Seoul, Korea

Thanks to a burgeoning interest in western-style serves, mixology in Korea is more...

Buffalo Trace reveals experimental 'failures'

Buffalo Trace has racked up more than 5,000 experimental barrels in its more...

London's 'oldest' hotel unveils globetrotting cocktail menu

The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel is readying to launch its new 'Around the more...

Ex-Four Roses master distiller plans own distillery

After just eight months of retirement former Four Roses master distiller Jim more...

TFWA sets Singapore social programme

The Tax Free World Association, organisers of the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition more...

BrewDog moves closer to spirits launch

BrewDog has raised £19 million in the fourth round of its Equity for Punks more...

Auction website lists 100 rare Japanese whiskies

Whisky.Auction has put 100 rare Japanese whiskies up for sale in its latest more...

Rémy Cointreau adds new director to GTR team

Rémy Cointreau has a new marketing and business development director for more...

Vulson launches aged French rye in UK

French Alps-based distillery Domaine des Hautes Glaces has launched an aged more...

William Grant family wealthiest in UK spirits

The family owners of Scotland-based William Grant & Sons have retained their more...

The week in pictures

From sipping cocktails in Kensington and competitions in Shoreditch to visiting more...

Martini launches new global ad campaign

Bacardi has launched a new global advertising campaign for Martini as part of a more...

Kingsbarns Distillery launches minibus service

Wemyss Malts is set to launch a free mini bus service to its Lowlands-based more...

Spirit of Speyside festival readies for launch

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is readying to embark upon its 17th more...