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Appleton Rum’s Joy Spence’s 20th Anniversary Tasting May 04

Appleton Estate Range

Tuesday 9th May
£35 per ticket

The Whisky ExchangeJoy Spence is one of the world’s best-known rum makers, with two decades of experience as master blender for Appleton Estate. She is the guiding hand behind some of our favourite rums and she’ll be joining The Whisky Exchange to celebrate her 20th anniversary with a tasting.

To honour her anniversary, Appleton has launched the 25-year-old Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend. To make it, Joy used just two rum marques, one of which was laid down in 1981, the year that she started at Appleton.

Join Joy for an evening of exploring the Appleton range, including her anniversary creation, which may be her finest work yet.

Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2016 - RumwiththeMrs with Appleton Estate's Joy Spence

On a personal note, we @ just love Joy and are really looking forward to exploring the Appleton Estate range with her and the folks from The Whisky Exchange.


Smith & Wollensky
The Adelphi
1-11 John Adam Street
London WC2N 6HT

Please arrive at the venue from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

For tickets and further information, please click here.

El Dorado Asks “What Gives Rum its Soul?” Jan 20

Want to know why El Dorado consider their Demerara Rum to be so special…?

…Of course you do.

And El Dorado Rum have been kind enough to share this beautifully shot video which highlights and captures all of the unique and incredible aspects that they feel makes El Dorado Rum so very special.

As someone who counts El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum as one of his all time favourite rums, I for one am counting down the days when smell-o-vision becomes available and I can savour the aromas while watching this video. In the meantime, try watching it while appreciating the tastes and aromas of your favourite El Dorado Rum and feel free to leave your feedback. Salute…

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El Dorado Masterclass with Shaun Caleb Oct 06

The Whisky Exchange

This year is the 50th anniversary of Guyana gaining independence from the United Kingdom and El Dorado rum is celebrating.

The Whisky Exchange will be joining in the party with a tasting featuring the celebratory El Dorado Grand Special Reserve, bottled in honour of the anniversary and costing £2,750 a bottle!

Well known for its rich, dark and complex style, El Dorado produces some of my favourite rums. A big hit with whisky drinkers as well as rum fans, it’s dark rum at its best.

Your host for the evening is master distiller Shaun Caleb, who learned the trade under legendary Demerara rum maker George Robinson. A Princeton-educated chemical engineer, Shaun combines a modern take on distilling with the more traditional approach of his mentor, helping him make some of the world’s best rums.

They’ll start with a cocktail and then Shaun will take you through the El Dorado range and the new anniversary release.

El Dorado Rums

El Dorado 12yo
El Dorado 15yo
El Dorado 21yo
El Dorado Grand Special Reserve 50th Anniversary

This is an amazing opportunity to taste some of the world’s finest rum – let your taste buds be wowed!

The tasting will take place on
Tuesday 25 October 7.30pm

£40 per ticket

Tickets are available here.

Venue Details
Browns Covent Garden
The Judge’s Court
82-84 St Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4AG

+44 (0)20 7100 0088

Please arrive at the venue
from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start