The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 001 (Govanhill) : Review


Premium rum slung to your door.

Be it a smooth Venezuelan or a lively Jamaican, every month the Rum Slinger delivers 3 specially-selected rums straight to your door.

There’s a wide world of all things rum, from the history and culture to the rum makers of today. We invite you to join us as we dive in.

I used to go to a rum club, and really enjoyed learning about rums and it soon became a favourite drink….then it stopped and I tried to continue trying rums but that kinda fell away.

I spotted another blogger on my Instagram promoting this and it grabbed my attention right away, so I had to purchase and subscribe.

The Box

This is a great size, and looks great on arrival.

Inside you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes.

The Contents

As I mentioned a moment ago you get 3 rums to try, and this was box 001 and these were the ones in this months box.

The Rums

Chairman’s Reserve Original Rum

The booklet said “stronger on the nose and warms the belly” so I thought lets start with this and see how it tasted.

At first sip wow strong and a slight burn, but after that really good and smooth.

I was told by the guys to add a little water to it, and it opened it up the flavour.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum

The tasting notes for this one said “creamy with little burn” so I knew I would probably like this one more than the first.

Ohhh now this was much nicer for me than the first, as it was more smooth and I liked its flavour more.

I could have easily had lots more of this one hehe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bounty Spiced Rum

The notes for this said “a lot more rummy than other spiced rums”

I love a good spiced rum, as I think its probably due to me having a sweet tooth and they are a little more sweeter on the palate.

Wow this had a kick, for me I found it a little strong but I did like the flavour…this is definitely a sipping rum due to its kick.

Its probably one I wouldn’t have again due to its kick, but as I said it did have a nice flavour.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall :

So my fav from this months box was the Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum, I think it was mostly due to it being more smooth than the others.

This was a great box as I got to taste some rums that I might never have thought to try, and I cant wait to see whats in the next box as I took up the monthly subscription option.

If you like rum or fancy trying new rums then check them out!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn (Glasgow) : Review

Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn
214 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4HW

0141 332 1341
www.tikibarglasgow.com

V: 23rd October 2019


Well this is a first for me, as I have had many plans over the past few years to come here and eat or drink…or even both but something has always made me change my plans.

Tonight I was attending a Jagermeister Cold Brew event so I thought I would visit early and finally see the Tiki Bar and try the food.

The Food

Since I had an event to attend I didn’t want to be late, so I decided just to go for small dishes for quickness….but next visit I will try some other dishes.

Dinner

Honey Pork Ribs £6.50

pork ribs in sticky honey sauce (Ce) (GF, DF, NF)

This smelled good and looked nice, and I have not had ribs for ages so I was really looking forward to this.

This was messy, full of flavour and just mega mmm the meat was tender and the sauce was really good.

Its a bit costly for what you get compared to other restaurants.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 4.5
  • Value For Money : 3
  • Overall : 4

Salt & Pepper Squid £6.50

lightly battered squid tossed in mixed spices with Thai sweet & sour dressing, served with green Mayo

I love this dish so I had to try it here.

I picked up my squid and it was soft! huh what ever sauce they drizzled over the top has made it soft…shouldn’t this be crispy?

It was nice but the flavour was lacking and also I expected them to be crispy or even just a little.

Again a little costly for the portion size.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 3
  • Value For Money : 3
  • Overall : 3.5

Sweet :

Deep Fried Mars Bar £3.00

I saw this and had to try how here do it.

Ok so this was actually really good, I think I still prefer the one from a chip shop but it was nice here and I would have this again here.

  • Presentation : 4
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

What a disappointment, don’t get me wrong the food was good but a little costly for the portion sizes as I have had these dishes at other restaurants for cheaper and was just as good or better.

Sorry guys, I will try something else next time I visit.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 3.5
  • Overall : 3.5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂


Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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Glasgow Rum Club : Coming Soon

RUM CLUB

Hey,

I am helping promote the return of the Glasgow monthly Rum Club.

If you didn’t know Glasgow had one ,there was a regular Rum Club all of 2016. It was held at the now closed Sugar Dumplin, so now we have a new location.

The date of these events are still TBC, but we are thinking on a Tuesday evening and either the last Tuesday of the month or the 1st Tuesday.

We have a fantastic and passionate host, who will teach you about different rums and give you a good laugh at the same time.

The Club:

Location : TBC (Trongate Area)
Time :  TBC

  • The cost is £10 on arrival, so you don’t need to worry about loosing any money…just pay at the door.
  • Learn how rum is made
  • You will taste and learn each month, a different selection of rums and the history.
  • Food to nibble on while you taste and learn.

The events last year had a good following, and everyone that attended loved the tasting, met new people and most importantly had a laugh and an enjoyable time.

Sound good? then keep watching my tweets, posts etc