For this week’s nightcap interview we threw on our best Hawaiian shirt and caught up with Martin Cate. Martin is a rum and exotic cocktail expert, and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco – which features the largest rum collection in the United States. With too many awards to list (“Top 50 bars in the world” by Drinks International is just one), new projects under his belt, and a book to boot – Martin is the man for a chat on rum. Don your best as we sip and talk tiki with Martin.
This week we caught up with Nick Feris, rum educator, author and founder of The Rum Collective, the longest running rum society in the U.S. based in Seattle. An advocate for quality and a voice for lesser known, traditionally-made rums, Nick tirelessly promotes the beauty of his favorite spirit, loves overproof rums, and probably knows a sea shanty or two. So pour yourself a measure of grog as we chat with Nick.