Invite. Fancy a festive catch up with Cardiff food and lifestyle bloggers? Yes, please?! Earlier this week I headed to Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff Bay. It is not often I get to be a customer, so was looking forward to trying the food and drink and experiencing the Christmas vibes.
I love a glass of rosé! Who doesn’t? In a sea of endless new gins, cocktails and premium ciders, it is clear to see that the trend has gone pink. It is thought this is because they are transcending the gender bias, which lager and beer have always struggled to do.
In the heart of Bristol city centre is a jazz venue called Jazz at Future Inns. It is underneath Chophouse Restaurant, both of which are part of Future Inn Bristol. That’s right, a restaurant with live music in Bristol, and Thursday nights are dedicated to Jazz. Each week sees a different local or internationally known artist, duo, ensemble or group.
Spiced rums have gained popularity over the past few years with more variants being available on the high street and in bars and restaurants, but what is it about the spirit that appeals to consumers and how does it compare to other types of rum?
A quick history of spiced rum
The first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th Century. Plantation slaves first discovered that molasses, a by-product of the sugar refining process, fermented into alcohol. Soon blends, spices and fruits were added, using the best of the Caribbean flavours.