FRS Rum of the Month – 2021

Current Rum of the Month


Virtual Happy Hour-Dec 9th


Meet Eric Kaye & Maura Gedid – Holmes Cay

FRS: Many of our members know you both as being the dynamic duo behind Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum but can you give us a quick bio on yourselves leading up to the creation of HC? Eric Kaye: My entire career up to the launch of Holmes Cay Rum in 2019 has been in music, …

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Meet Jason Brand – Kō Hana Rum Distillery

FRS: Jason, would you mind providing a quick, 3 sentence introduction of yourself? JB: I’ve been blessed in life with a wonderful career, great friends, and an incredible family. In my fifty years, I’ve learned to appreciate the details in life that are underneath the experiences we share – the actual building blocks of things. …

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Meet Don Benn – West Indies Distillery

Don Benn is the Operations Manager and Master Distiller at the West Indies Rum Distillery.  He has been part of the team for over 22 years. When not making wonderful rums he enjoys watching squash and cricket (and most other spots) as well as relaxing in the company of close family and friends. FRS: Tell us …

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Meet Zan Kong – Worthy Park Estate

Zan is the Commercial Manager – Spirits for Worthy Park Estate. He comes from a Chinese – Jamaican background, grew up just outside of Toronto, Canada… the first generation of his family to be born in Canada. He grew up there but left once he graduated university to work in the hotel industry… which, eventually, …

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Meet Johann Jobello – Transcontinental Rum Line

Johann Jobello is a Product Manager for sugarcane spirits at La Maison & Velier. As part of our month long celebration of Transcontinental Rum Line and their new 2021 release, we wanted the Florida Rum Society to meet Johann and have a change to learn more about him… Johann was raised back and forth between …

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