This National Rum Day, August 16, you can help protect the ocean while enjoying delicious rum cocktails. Mount Gay Rum is releasing a limited-edition National Rum Day cocktail kit, that features the essential ingredients to craft delicious Black Barrel Classic Daiquiri cocktails, along with complementary items that help honor and protect the ocean:
- Mount Gay teamed up with Karim Iliya, Marine and Ocean Conservation Photographer, to include a never before published print that highlights the beauty of the ocean.
- An exclusive Mount Gay x 4ocean red bracelet made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Each bracelet represents 1lb of trash removed from the ocean.
- Additional items include reusable tumblers and straws to enjoy cocktails without additional waste.
Over its 300-year history, Mount Gay is deeply connected to the ocean, from its island roots in Barbados, the birthplace of rum, to the tropical climate that influences each bottle and its longstanding connection to sailing. Mount Gay's history, craftsmanship and community are truly united by the ocean. The ocean contributes to the distinct flavors of each bottle, due to the coral filtered water that plays an integral role in the production process. Protecting the ocean is a priority for the brand, which can trace its distinct flavor profiles back to the bounty of its island waters.
You can join Mount Gay Rum in protecting and celebrating the ocean by purchasing a kit. Kits are available on Cocktail Courier.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is offering a National Rum Day Experience:
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami | Key Biscayne, FL
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is just minutes from downtown Miami, yet feels like a secluded island getaway. On Sunday, August 15, guests can celebrate National Rum Day at the property’s lively RUMBAR, which boasts a grand selection of over 85 varieties of rums, piscos and cachacas. The property will be offering a unique rum tasting experience with Akal Chai Rum Reserve (the world’s first botanical rum), complete with Chai Rum's signature Smoke Service through three aromatic woods: Cedar, Cherry and Maple. Attendees will also learn more on how this botanical rum was made through the art of the perfumer with the art of the distiller, and to top off the experience, the tastings will be paired with three delicious tapas. Tickets: $95++; Reserve by calling 305-365-4186 or via email at Sasha.Martinez@ritzcarlton.com.