Honoured to Introduce
Founder and Ambassador Rum Fest, UK and Global Rum Ambassador
Ian is one the most travelled and sought-after figures within the drinks industry. The multi award winning “EduTainer”, has redefined the definition of an international spirits ambassador by establishing himself as the world’s ONLY recognised Global Ambassador for the Rum category. Over the last 25 years he has conducted masterclasses & seminars, sipped cocktails, judged competitions and hosted rum events on no less than 7 continents around the world. His mission in life is to get the world to understand that rum is more than a spirit, it’s a way of life. In 2020’s Drinks International, Ian was voted the 10th most influential person in the Bar World by his peers.
Wine & Spirits Industry
Global Rum Ambassador
The Rum Experience
Jan 2007 - Present . 14 Years 11 Months
J Wray & Nephew ltd
1995 - 2003 .
- Worlds First Global Rum Ambassador
- VOTED 10th MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN THE BAR WORLD’S TOP 100.2020
- International Brand Ambassador of the year, Tales of cocktail2019
- Rum Champion of the year at Think Rum Award.
- the Guinness World Record2014
- Created the world’s first international Rum festival (The UK RumFest)
- Winner of the International Brand Ambassador of the year at the prestigious Spirited Awards2018
- Drinks International Bartender of the year Gold Medal winner2008