Diplomático Rum tours Asia
During the month of March, Diplomático Rum went on a tour of Asia with the help of Ian Burrell, global rum ambassador, and Sai Charan, winner of the 2015 Diplomático World Tournament (DWT) and Diplomático Rum Ambassador. Both participated in important events throughout the Asian rum tour and visited key markets in the region including Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Singapore.
In Thailand the tour was conducted by Ian Burrell, who with his knowledge and passion for the Diplomático brand, led a Master Class of 85 people at Vertigo & Moon Bar located inside the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok. He also encouraged a dinner pairing held at “Il Fumo” restaurant for special guests in the Thai capital. The rum tour in Thailand continued with a variety of activities including: Master Classes for industry representatives, trainings for the “top bartenders” of Drinks Academy, and tastings at the well known Wineage and Whisky Bar. In Taiwan, Master Classes and trainings for bartenders in Wootp and Indulge Private in Taipei also took place.
Meanwhile, Sai Charan, also had the honor of attending various events as a guest bartender at some of the best bars in Cambodia, including Oskar Bistro, Soho Bar and La Casita.
The second leg of his tour took place in Singapore during Cocktail Week which saw industry representatives, media, and consumers from around the world in attendance. There, Sai participated in a training session for the local importer, Proof & Company, aimed at creative teams of bartenders. He also participated in the “Fastest Hand of the East” event at the famous 28th Hong Kong Street Bar, and guest bartended at OperationDagger, a bar owned and operated by Vijay Mudaliar, whom represented Singapore in the DWT. During his guest bartending gig at OperationDagg, Sai made original and delicious cocktails using Diplomático Rum.