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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rum Fire Cocktails

Rum Fire - The perfect rum for exotic cocktails

Rum Fire is fast becoming the rum of choice for cocktails. Already known throughout Europe for its High Esters,  it's exceptionally smooth and with bold flavors is fast becoming an industry exclusive. The poster below is taken from one of Rum Fire's recent bar hopping cocktail extravaganza. The word is "THIS saturday people and word from our mixologist is that the cocktails gonna be on fire". 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Rum Fire Racing Invitational

Crack Field For Rum Fire Invitational
Published: Wednesday | September 14, 2011

With the magnificent Rum Fire Trophy in the foreground, Ruth Hussey (left), matriarch of the Hussey family, share thoughts with her granddaughter Christelle Harris (centre), director of marketing at Everglades Farms Limited, and CTL's CEO Camile Buchanan, at Monday's launch of the Rum Fire Raceday at the Terra Nova Hotel. - Rudolph Brown/ Freelance Photographer

Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer

The racing calendar will facilitate another major sponsored race with the inaugural running of the Rum Fire Invitational Trophy over 1500 metres for grade one horses at Caymanas Park on Saturday, September 24.

Plans for the Rum Fire Raceday, sponsored by the Everglades Farms Limited, which is owned by the Hussey family, were outlined by representatives of the sponsors and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) at Monday's launch at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel, Waterloo Road.

The race, which offers a whopping purse of $2 million, inclusive of $900,000 from Everglades, will see the best horses in the country vying for top honours, and anticipation is high among racing fans that it's worth going miles to see.

Probable starters
According to CTL's racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, the probable starters include top-rated RONRON, DANCE SO SWEET and NIPHAL from the stables of Gary Subratie, reigning 'Horse of the Year' MARK MY WORD, the brilliant unbeaten three-year-old gelding COMMANDING CHIEF, champion sprinter SAINT CECELIA, the super fit Canadian mare PRICELESS BEAUTY, not to mention the Wayne DaCosta-trained trio of CASSANOVA BOY, SIR VON, LITTLE WASP and RAISE A RUCKUS.

In addition to the Rum Fire Invitational race, the supporting feature will be the Rum Fire Dash for native-bred two-year-olds over 1100 metres for a purse of $1.2 million, inclusive of $400,000 from Everglades; the Rum Fire Trailblazer for native-bred maiden two-year-olds over 1100 metres for a purse of $815,000; the Hampden Legacy over $1200 metres for overnight allowance horses with a purse of $865,000; as well as the Rum Fire Zinger, Rum Fire Chiller, Rum Fire Bomber, Rum Fire Claimer and Rum Fire Mixer races over varied distances, all in receipt of contributions from Everglades.

Riders from the us
To add to the day's excitement, five overseas-based riders from Mountaineer Park in the United States will match skills against their local counterparts. They are former three-time champion, Jamaican Andrew Ramgeet, Deshawn Parker, Sophie Richgels, Luis Revira and José Davila.

Meanwhile, Everglades, in association with CTL, will stage a Gimmick Race for polo ponies over 300 metres, named the O.T.B. race. Proceeds will go to the Christelle Harris Foundation and Basic School in Trelawny.

The ponies will be ridden by owners, trainers and breeders, as well as noted equestrians such Susan Wates, Mitta Rousseau and Paul Lalor, joined by Gary Subratie, Anthony Nunes, Roger Newman, Fitzroy Glispie, Tensang Chung, Gordon Lewis and Dr Jason Wright.

Among those speaking were Christelle Harris, director of marketing at Everglades, and CTL's CEO Camille Buchanan, who hailed the Hussey family for their long and distinguished association with local racing.

See Rum Fire Racing Pictures at

The Rum Fire - The Reggae Super Star

Rum Fire a natural power-house for Reggae.

Rum Fire is natural, powerful and rocks any Reggae event. It's vibrant and robust yet having a smooth taste with complex taste notes, is fast becoming the preferred drink by all that want to enjoy the moment. 

Rum Fire rhythm to debut at Sting.
Scheduled for December 26 at Jamworld, Portmore, the 'greatest one-night reggae show on Earth', Sting, has this year joined forces with Rumfire as a major sponsor. For more, click on the link below.
Picture - From left: Sizzla, producers Roach and Justus  Arison of JA Productions - Contributed

News Flash - Rum Fire Wins Silver Medal


Rum Fire was very well received in the United States where it won the Silver Medal in San Francisco and later went on to make it's presence felt in Europe and London.

For a great coverage by Pete at "The Floating Rum Shack", visit
Rum Fire White Overproof Rum

"First bottled back in March 2011, Rum Fire has done rather well in a short space of time. Nominated at the Berlin Rum Festival in the category of ‘Best Overproof Rum’ and also received a nomination at the UK RumFest for the Golden Barrel Award for ‘Best New White Rum’. Earlier in the year, Rum Fire won a Silver Medal in San Francisco for the Ministry of Rum competition." - The Floating Rum Shack.

Hampden - Rum Fire, would like to thank all of our friends, supporters, customers and industry trackers that have made the entry of this bold yet smooth and flavorful pot rum so well received since it's release in March 2011.