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    Rum Returns to The Rocks

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    The Keel is bringing rum back to The Rocks.

    Once the original Sailors' Home and a key part of the original rum trade in Sydney, The Keel cocktail bar is looking to reignite the heritage of this building and it's position as the land-basedΒ home of rum in Sydney through it's Masterclass series.

    These exclusive masterclasses will beΒ led by renowned bartender and rum expert, Tom Bulmer. We will take you back in time to discover the rich history of the rum trade and how it arrived on Australian shores in 1788.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to taste some of the world's most admired rums from around the world. Each session will be a look into how rum was formed around the world by sailors, pirates and war. Each session will including a cocktail on arrival and 6 rum samples during the flight.Β We will look at the historical styles of rum and provide insight into what defines premium in such a diverse spirit. Often misunderstood, rum is a unique spirit that started inΒ the Caribbean seas, we hope you will find an appreciation for these high quality rums as we go on this journey.

    Hosted inside the iconic venue, The Keel, this was the original home for weary sailors after the long voyage to Sydney. The Rocks itself was the home of the NSW Rum Corps and the friction point that caused the Sydney Rum Rebellion. Always a venue to support sailors and those in need, The Keel continues this charity by donating 50% of all profits to charity. This time to support the reforestation of the Daintree rainforest and returning custodianship of the land to the Kuku Yalanji people.

    We hope you can join us on the journey and experience these unique sessions


    13th March - Introduction to RumΒ 

    20th March - Rum at Sea

    27th March -Β The New AustralianΒ 

    3rd April - Caribbean Heavies

    10th April - The Secrets of SoleraΒ 

    17th April - Viva la France

    24th April -Β Rums of the Pacific

    1st May -Β A taste of Vintage



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