Sorry things have been so slow here lately…there’s a lot going on that’s just had me “head down” busy for the past several weeks. I’ll be participating in next week’s MXMO, hosted by Kaiser Penguin, and then I’ll get back into the swing of posting rum reviews. I swear.
In the meantime, I thought I’d announce that there may be a Rum Dood coming to your town in the next year as I jet around from spirit-related event to spirit-related event.
Not all of this is set in stone, but these are my current event plans for the rest of the year…
In June I’m going to do my darnedest to make it to the Chicago Rum Fest (I think it’s in June). I haven’t been to the Windy City in quite a while, and that’s too big of a while. Plus, there’s a rumor that there will be rum there, which is kind of my thing. I’ll post more info about that as it comes to me.
In July (as I’ve mentioned before), I’ll be attending Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Ed Hamilton has graciously asked me to sit on the panel for his annual rum tasting competition during the show, and I’ll also be participating in various blogger events to keep you, my loyal readers, up-to-date on all the goings on and hullabaloo. I’m really looking forward to meeting more folks from the Ministry of Rum, as well as my fellow cocktail & spirits bloggers. It’s been almost 10 years since I last visited New Orleans, so even that alone holds a tremendous appeal. This is an event I can promise you I will be at. There is no try.
In October, should the stars align themselves correctly, since I have canceled my trip to Germany, I am going to do everything in my power to make it to Rum Fest in London. I haven’t been to the UK since I started walking, and have always wanted to go…add that to an event centered around Demon Rum, and how can I pass that up?? I’ll tell you how – I can’t!
There will be a smattering of other travel as well, although admittedly that other travel will not be rum-focussed (I do have other hobbies and stuff to do…I do! No really! STOP LAUGHING!!!!), as I hit Texas, Florida, and Nevada…and maybe even Washington and Oregon. Anything is possible I suppose.
Speaking of which, do you have or know of a rum or spirits-related event that The Dood should be interested in attending? Let me know! Hit me up via the “Contact Me” page and we can do lunch, babe. Ciao!