Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cayman First Full Day: The Fun is Underway

     You know that the day is going to be a good one when it starts with a walk along the beach and beautiful ocean waters on the horizon.   After a nice breakfast and a walk it was time to get down to the business of being ready for tomorrow's Taste of Cayman Festival.

     Now is off to the Cayman Spirits Distillery and get together with Walker Romanica and Nelson Dilber to get ready tor the cocktail competition tomorrow evening.  The event opens at 5pm tomorrow and we needed a new 7 Fathoms cocktail for the booth and taste some rum that I finished in the barrel on my boat.  These are really tough times, I know it is so demanding, but it still has to be done.  On the serious side I secured more high wine to work with in barrels back in Key West when I get back.  New barrels and wine soaked rum barrel cubes to work with.    I just love to visit this distillery, so many new things happening and tw fun guys that really have an ability to create great rums.

     Things are being shaken up at this year’s ‘Seven Fathoms Cayman Rum Challenge’, taking place at the 29th annual Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival, with the addition of some international competition.   Three U.S. mixologists each won preliminary rounds held in New York, Chicago and Miami, and will compete against some of Cayman’s finest  in the annual challenge at Taste of Cayman, which takes place Saturday, 28 January 2017 at the Festival Green, Camana Bay. The winner of the final will be crowned ‘Seven Fathoms Mixologist of the Year’.

     Work is done, now it is time to settle down on the veranda look out over the ocean and sip some really nice rum for the rest of the evening.  Marta is doing a great job of mixing up some wonderful libations to carry us through the night.   

     Tomorrow is the big day, Taste of Cayman, cocktail contest and getting to meet people in the Seven Fathoms Rum booth.  The Taste of Cayman is a huge food, wine and spirits festival here in Georgetown.  If you happen to be in Grand Cayman tomorrow, stop by, things get under way at 5 and go on into the night.