Well, hopefully not, actually... but it certainly is a do about Rum, because, to paraphrase Shakespeare, there's Much Ado About Rum (this is decidedly less rude than Shakespeares original name, but that's a different story).
So, Rum. Allegedly the drink of pirates (All together now... Aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!) although, really, rum came after the golden age of the hook handed, wooden legged parrot's best friends, and often quaffed in large quantities drowned by Coke (It's Pepsi that we serve, for the record, is that ok?). It is in fact can be a decidedly delicious distillate with a long and varied history, and plenty of different styles, it also works rather well in cocktails (Should we Tiki?). We think all this means it deserves a night celebrating the spirit!
In practice, this means there will be:
A pretty wide (20ish) range of rums, trying to encapsulate the various styles from Dark, Golden and White Rum, through to Rhum Agricole, Jamiacan Pot Still, Spiced rum (including our own house spiced rum, hopefully) and more.
Our resident alcoholic drinks geek Chris (he read a book on Rum, don't you know?) will be around upstairs at 8pm to talk a bit about the history of rum, and the different styles, if anyone is interested! This will be fairly informal, and you are encouraged to drink rum while this happens.
There will be a small range of rum based cocktails, including Mojitos, Mai Tai's and Ti Punch.
There will be a quiz. because quiz's are fun, right? It will be about things like pirates, the Navy, music and random other things that may or may not pertain to rum in some way!
We will have Siren's Caribbean Chovolate Cake on cask, because it's a damn awesome beer and there's only so much rum you can drink.
Our chefs might cook something inspired by places where rum comes from, such as the Caribbean or South America!
If you like pirates, you could come dressed as one. If you don't, don't. No ones judging.