Always trying to push the rum category and community in toronto and Canada to higher levels, Robin never slows down. As bar manager at Miss Things in Toronto, he regularly hosts rum dinners with master blenders, distillers, and brand ambassadors! He connects the bar industry with the rum industry and does his best to educate and host all who enjoy rum. He travels to various rum festivals and distilleries to gain further knowledge to pass on to guests and industry colleagues alike. He guest bartends and participates in rum seminars whenever possible. Furthermore, he’s putting together Toronto Rumfest for 2019/2020 to bring even more rum love to Toronto and other regions in Canada.
Follow his adventures here: @djrobinjames.
My top 3 rums for 2018 are:
#1 Foursquare Principia
Although released late in 2017, this went full steam in 2018 and was praised by many in the rum world. I picked this over the Foursquare 2005 release (but it was a close second). At 62% it has a very smooth finish and pushes this one to the top. Beautiful rum coming from Barbados with big flavours. No additives or sugar. This will convert non rum drinkers into full time rum drinkers. Richard, Gayle and the Foursquare team are pushing the rum category to the top of the spirits world!