National Rum Day
Rum lovers enjoyed a scintillating evening of festivities celebrating National Rum Day on 16th August at J. Sparrow's Bar & Grill. Honoured guests and media influencers attended the exclusive evening event with Maison Ferrand's Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador Micaela Piccolo's takeover of the bar. Renowned world-wide for its award-winning artisan rums, Plantation Rum is exclusively imported by PT Pantja Artha Niaga, which graciously supported the event.
The evening's festivities started at 8pm with a brilliant showcase of Micaela's finely honed talents as a craft cocktail bartender. Visitors were presented with four bewitching cocktails prepared from the different Plantation Rum varietals. Three of the cocktails were Micaela's personal signature cocktails, namely the zesty Spiked Cobler made from Plantation Grand Anejo, the refreshing Bajan Sour made from Plantation Grande Reserve and last but not least the delightful Banana Old Fashioned made with Plantation
St. Lucia 2003. The last of the cocktails concocted by Micaela is the Indonesia
72, a delightful potation dreamt up by J. Sparrow's bar team utilising Plantation Dark Rum. The evening guests were effusive about the edgy and innovative cocktails. Special praise from Rum enthusiast Rebecca Theodora, who shared her preference for the Banana Old Fashioned which celebrated the simple elegance of pairing the bodacious rum with the sweet fruitiness of bananas.
In addition to savouring Micaela's heady potations, guests enjoyed chatting with the charming and knowledgeable mixologist. Revelling in her role as Maison Ferrand's Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador, Micaela shared the company's diverse line-up of artisanal spirits with cocktail enthusiasts, revealing that her favourites were Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum and Ferrand cognacs.
Banana old fashioned