A night of Calypso by Festivo kindly sponsored by Appleton Estate rum.
Appleton Estate is an expertly crafted rum with 265 years of distilling history behind it. Representing the oldest sugar estate and distillery in continuous production in the world, Appleton Estate is nestled in inland Jamaica in the lush and verdant Nassau Valley.
Boasting its own terroir - the perfect combination of soil, sun and temperature - the sugar cane and limestone water essential to rum production are provided by the estate. The liquid is aged in 40-gallon Number One Select American Oak barrels watched over by Joy Spence, Master Distiller. The perfect combination of ideal landscape, perfected knowledge and centuries-long passion combine to create a truly refined and exceptional rum.
While Calypso originated in Trinidad and Tobago initially, it was picked up and modified by countries throughout the Caribbean not least Jamaica. Hidden beneath its jolty rhythm was a covert way of communicating and commenting on the news of the day, that later led to its censorship.
A special menu of reduced price cocktails made with Appleton Estate rum will be available all evening.