Ian is the world’s first global ambassador for rum, travelling the world to spread the word about his favourite tipple through seminars, mixology, tastings, and competitions.
Ian developed his love of rum through his days as a mixologist, picking up numerous awards for his creations and later training a whole new generation of bartenders. He’s a regular on TV and as a judge at mixology competitions all around the world, and also founded UK RumFest – the world’s first international rum festival, based in London.
If that’s not enough, he was the first person to open a rum shack in Antarctica, and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest official rum tasting.
Ian has been enthusiastically involved with the Society’s new range of single cask rums, helping select the first rums for bottling and writing their charismatic Tasting Notes.