Rum in the Sun with Young’s

Clear your social calendars this summer and be prepared to be whisked away to a Caribbean island with a series of rum-inspired events courtesy of Young’s and some of the best distillers in town

Taking place across the summer, there’s something for everyone from complimentary Piña Coladas through to chocolate and rum pairings and even a rum ice cream van!

Kraken Rum Ice Cream

This year, sea beast of myth and legend, Kraken Rum, will be drifting ashore to showcase the rich black and smooth spirit. The Kraken Ice Cream Van will be popping up in a number of Young’s pub gardens, serving scoops of the insta-worthy Kraken black ice cream, laced with a generous splash of the distinct flavour.
Various outdoor locations: The Boathouse, Putney – 15th July; The Waterside, Fulham – 19th July; Old Brewery, Greenwich – 11th August

Kraken Black Ink Society Masterclass

Join in a Black Ink Society Masterclass and discover the brand’s mysterious past with a sampling session and customise your own cocktail. Best in class? Walk away with a limited-edition bottle of Kraken.

Tickets: £20

John Salt, Islington – 3rd August; Dial Arch, Woolwich – 18th August

Ron Zacapa – Rum & Chocolate Pairing

Put your taste buds to the test with a chocolate and rum pairing with Zacapa’s expert ambassadors. Uncover the differences and secrets between the vast range of rums as well the principles of flavour matching. This is one sweet pairing!

Tickets: £15

Plough, Clapham – 18th July; White Bear, Kennington – 26th July

Gosling Rum – The Family Tale

Discover the heritage of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktail as Emily Gosling, eighth generation of the Gosling Rum dynasty, guides guests through the history of this 19th century rum; from the shipwreck that saw James Gosling land in Bermuda in 1806 to Shelia Gosling using her washing machine to spin cocktails. Be guided through an insightful sampling before rustling up your very own Dark ‘n’ Stormy.

Tickets: £15, from 19:00 – 20:45

Old Brewery, Greenwich – 10th August; Riverstation, Bristol – 15th August; The Bell, Fetcham – 30th August

Havana Club – Mojito Masterclass

This summer, get set to lose your heart in Havana with an authentic ‘mix, muddle and mix’ mojito masterclass with Havana Club brand ambassador, Calum Pates. Experience the full range from the light, white Anejo 3 Años, through to Club Especial, a smooth golden rum.

Tickets: £10

Dial Arch, Woolwich – 4th July; Leman Street Tavern, Shoreditch – 18th July; Cutty Sark – 20th July

Sailor Jerry’s – Immersive Tasting Session

Embrace the sailor’s life and sail the seas with Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum. Break with mainstream and embrace the brand’s iconic Hawaiian Hula Girl, to enjoy an immersive tasting of the bold and smooth-as-hell Spiced Rum along with its various concoctions.

Tickets: Free

Various locations: Mulberry Bush, Southbank – 11th July; Duchess of Kent, Islington – 19th July; Bull & Gate – 24th July

Bacardi Daiquiri & Mojito Cocktail Masterclass

Shake and mix with the untameable Bacardi as guided on the ultimate education of how to create the Original Bacardi Mojito and Daiquiri. What’s more, as well as sampling one of the most awarded rums in the world, guests will be able to enjoy the new kids on the block; Bacardi Anejo Cuatro and Bacardi Ocho.

Tickets: £10 – £15

Duke’s Head, Putney – 19th July; Queen Adelaide, Putney – 2nd August; Wood House, Dulwich – 22nd August

Visit to discover your nearest event and tickets available from your chosen pubs website or from the pub direct.