Whilst gin is my passion, I sometimes cheat on it with other spirits! After my Cuban adventures in 2015 I have grown fond of rum and if you are looking for a place to try a VAST selection in London, then look no further than Cottons rhumshack in Notting Hill!
Cottons for rum
Cottons have recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most number of rums commercially available.
How many is that I hear you ask…. 372!
Even I would struggle to taste all those!
I tried counting how many I’d had but it barely made double digits. Even with my Cuban and BVI trips more work was needed….
Cottons is definitely worth a visit if you are a rum aficionado – they have all the main stream brands and some tiny tiny ones that you’ll struggle to find outside of the Caribbean.
So obviously an achievement like this required a party! I enjoyed tasting some rum punch and sampling Cottons Caribbean food menu in celebration.
Are you interested in learning more about rum?
If you are interested in learning more about rum then I have a treat for you! Cottons have now opened a cocktail training school in their Notting Hill restaurant and they are offering FREE rum masterclasses!
That’s sure to brighten up your January! Masterclasses start with Angostura rum (which I first tasted at London Cocktail Week!) on Wednesday 25 Jan 17 and there is a different rum showcased each month. Be sure to sign up quick as these are likely to book out fast. More information on the masterclasses can be found here: Cottons FREE rum masterclasses
After each masterclass guests can also sample how that rum is used in cooking with a special one-night-only menu alongside the cocktail of the month (dishes individually priced – this is separate to the masterclasses).
I was a guest of Cottons at their celebration party, however all opinions are my own, I hope you enjoy their rum selection!