August Round Up

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in: News,People

There was street art, street food and quality rum aplenty at Flor de Cana’s recent Rum Frontiers event, where bartender Ryan Rhodes, of Dusk in Aberdeen, scooped the prize of an all expenses paid trip to Nicaragua.


The event, hosted by Glasgow’s Drygate Brewery, saw ten bartenders from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow put their cocktail making expertise to the test in front of an expert panel of judges which included Tristan Stephenson, author of the Curious Bartender books.

The creation that Ryan pipped his fellow finalists with was ‘Lava Flava’, infused with coffee to reflect the character of Nicaragua and inspired by the work of artist Scott Lambeck. The victor will now fly to Nicaraguan capital Managua – the home of Flor de Cana – in September for a series of exciting excursions before competing in the worldwide Rum Frontiers final against the winners of the other national heats.

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Names such as Walter Smith, Lord and Lady Haughey and Debbie Fraser from Cash for Kids joined Lynnet Leisure chairman James Mortimer on one of the hottest days of the year for a charity dinner hosted on the rooftop of 29.

The evening kicked off with champagne reception followed by a 4 course dinner and the unveiling of the memorabilia – showcasing the many Murray Brother endeavours from over the years. James and wife Rena got into the tennis spirit with some suitable attire.

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