The Basic Six

session 1:


February 23, 2019


The Rum House

228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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Take a deep dive into the process and history of rum making—and drink some cocktails while you’re at it.

In this class, you will be guided through a series of tastings, sampling rum varieties to connect this knowledge with tasting notes associated with each style. Hone basic bar skills as you  make and taste cocktails using various rums. Discover how different rum styles impact the taste of cocktails.

Objectives & Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the basics of distillation

  • Understand how rum is made and distinguish between styles of rum

  • Understand the effect of aging rum and how and why its practiced

  • Learn how historical politics and culture impacted the production of rum

  • Gain a basic understanding of rum culture, from Caribbean to tiki

  • Identify major rums on the market and favorite bottles from The Liquor Cabinet

  • Learn 2 rum cocktails and understand how different rums impact the flavor

  • Use and understand application of bar tools