Alchemy Bartending School's own “Rum Diaries” with Alex Kratena and Ian Burrell from London straight to Cyprus

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Cyprus got a visit from mixology titans, Alex Kratena and Ian Burrell, who dropped some serious rum knowledge on the local bar scene.

RUM DNC is an innovative, in-depth and unique rum course in Europe

Sun, sea and sand are some key elements of a hot Mediterranean summer in Cyprus. Summer 2016 got an addition — an exquisitely crafted, smooth and aromatic cocktail with fragrant rum at its’ heart. Yes, Cyprus got a visit from mixology titans, Alex Kratena and Ian Burrell, who dropped some serious rum knowledge on the local bar scene. The duo delivered an exciting 3-hour workshop on rum at Limassol’s Alchemy Bartending School on 2 August, appropriately titled RUM DNC.

RUM DNC is an innovative, in-depth and unique rum course in Europe. It combines production, ageing and olfactory qualities of the famous spirit, covered by Ian Burrell, the Global Rum Ambassador and founder of UK’s Rumfest. This portion of the course covers current distilling methods, issues of ageing processes and olfactory sensations. To keep “students” engaged until the tasting proper, Ian kept it fun with tales of Angel’s Tax and duppies (a.k.a. “ghosts”) and shared his favourite way to indulge in rum – Daiquiri, to be precise.

The second portion of RUM DNC covers the practical side of rum mixology and is presented by Alex Kratena, founder of P(OUR) educational foundation for the hospitality industry. Alex collected a wealth of knowledge during his illustrious career and is now sharing this know-how. The RUM DNC course is a response to the consumer-driven market, which wants transparency and craves experiences. Brands are finally allowing industry specialists to create unique presentations, such as RUM DNC, in response to the trend.

The travelling European course chooses you, not vice versa. And RUM DNC selects its’ destinations wisely in locations such as Athens, Amsterdam and Lisbon, among others. It was all the more exciting for Alchemy Bartending School in Limassol to get the call. Ian is a repeat visitor but Alex is a Cyprus novice. The RUM DNC course prepared some lucky local mixologists for a summer of tropical vibes, chilled glass in hand.

To see some highlights of the RUM DNC presentation in Alchemy Bartending School, Limassol, Cyprus visit here http://goo.gl/xowvlS

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Andrea Solomonides
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